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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (146 reviews)
“migas” (61 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bloody Mary's and mimosa's were so good! Popular spot so be prepared for a short wait. Food and service were fantastic. Had the huevos rancheros and my girl had the migas enchiladas. Her friend had the carrot cake French toast and it was to die...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good place to have a few drinks during happy hour. There is a real nice bar and deck on the back of the restaurant. $3 mojitos & I think margaritas about the same. Ate a late supper here one evening and the food was very...More

Thank TheRustyH00k
Reviewed 5 days ago

I can see why the South Congress Café is named as such, the name fits into the “quirky” reputation of the Congress District of Austin, but the “Café” is really a very nice restaurant offering not your typical “café” fare. Note:South Congress Café is also...More

Thank gogogoin2010
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Sounds weird, but I'm still looking up the recipe to try make this for myself... it was SO good. Weird interiors, didn't quite match the vibe they were trying to convey. Food was great all the same.

Thank Steeeel
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Located on the artsy South Congress Avenue, this neat and unpretentious restaurant delivers great food and friendly service. I had the sea bass for lunch, and it was as good as any haute cuisine restaurant. Go shopping on the avenue and then make time for...More

Thank Bleu-I's K
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The South Congress Cafe was recommended to our group of 5 as a great spot for brunch. Yes, we called ahead and got our name on the list as they do not take reservations, but unfortunately, we were a little late and missed the table....More

Thank TapperIII
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

So many delicious options for brunch it was hard to choose 1. My friend and I stopped here before I left Austin for my last day. We had a bottle of champagne for mimosas and could choose which type of fresh squeezed juice (we chose...More

Thank Lauren T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you like it, they serve it, comfort food that is! The prices are fair, the service is good and the food is outstanding!

Thank David E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Nice crisp clean interior very very good service. Enjoyed an excellent steak. Intended to go back the next evening but got waylaid.

Thank 6,491
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I totally forgot about the great outdoor patio under the trees in back that you get to via the side on Monroe St. Great place for lunch, but the best is the Happy Hour every weekday! Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm, featuring...domestic beers $3.00,...More

1  Thank MKF526
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a private (indoor) dining room? Planning a surprise birthday party for approximately 40 people.
13 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
do you have kids meals
2 July 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple kids when we were at brunch but no kids menu. I probably wouldn't take a child
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3905
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