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Story of Texas Cafe

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-320-0403
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Overview
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good59%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (6 reviews)
“burgers” (4 reviews)
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to have a small fair at noon. They offer very poor sandwiches and soups and salads. I got the "special of the day". It was a terrible bad French Toast with even worst eggs and 2 ultra small and very dry patties. And...More

Thank MeryandLeo
Reviewed 5 October 2017

As I’m typing this, Tripadvisor is showing a different menu (presumably the old menu) than the one that I encountered a couple months back during my visit. I can see why some regular customers of the prior vendor have posted that they aren’t happy with...More

Thank MikeBHR
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Today was my third visit to this cafe and I do not plan to return. Most of the reviews so far, and the menu below, are applicable to the old cafe, before the remodeling and change in personnel. The previous team used to cook good...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

After an extended renovation this place finally re opened. New seating, new decor and new menu. Burgers are still pretty good. Prices are a bit higher than normal. Not a real fan of the new arrangement. I think the menu is a little off for...More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place has had a complete makeover. Dining area as well as menu items has gone from lunch friendly to I don't know what. From lunch friendly items from burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and soups of the day to a more eclectic menu....More

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 11 September 2016

It is pretty good. Can get crowded as state workers from various neighboring offices come over at lunch. Daily lunch soup specials. Burgers are good. Hot and cold sandwiches. Food can be taken to go. Lots of indoor seating and some outdoor seating.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I felt my blood sugar drop so told my wife I needed to get a bite to eat so we tried the cafe attached to the museum as we weren't finished looking. Ordered the loaded baked potato but was told they were out so had...More

Thank txezrider
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Really nice surroundings. Food was very good when they first opened but the quality has deteriorated badly. Sandwiches are inedible. Salads were fresh, now prepackaged.

Thank t4689
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was great and fairly reasonable for an attraction. This is a great idea for the location and look forward to visiting again soon.

Thank southplainsgroup
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Had the fried catfish platter which comes with two sides. Chose black bean soup and Spanish fried rice. Side order of sweet potato fries and pecan coffee. Soup was very good (spicy!). Everything was good, wish portion was a little bigger. All for $13 and...More

Thank ariesgal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-320-0403
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