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Story of Texas Cafe

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-320-0403
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good60%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Tucked away in the Bullock Texas State History Museum, this little gem offered much more than one will usually find in a museum eatery. Lunch portions were very generous and included homemade chips. The food was quite fresh. The view was a plus.

Thank davidtI6638MZ
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This cafe is operated by Delicious and still get a discount if you are a member of Bullock Texas State History Museum. It has been remodeled and with a new menu. I got a grilled cheese with fries. There is a lot of seating inside...More

1  Thank Homestyle68
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Visiting Bob Bullock Museum with out-of-towner before visiting Texas State Capitol. We found ourselves hungry at lunchtime, so decided to stop in Story of Texas Cafe. Very clean, comfortable setting with outdoor seating available. We ordered Hamburger, chicken sandwich, and turkey club- all made fresh...More

1  Thank Jerald M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

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 Joel M
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 Joel M
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 Joel M
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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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