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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%
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“brunch” (158 reviews)
“migas” (64 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best brunch and the best time. Had only been there previously for dinner (which is great), but the brunch was amazing as well as our waiter, Austin.

Thank vaughanmg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious Brunch. Tasty Bloody Mary's and very good espresso. Inventive selection of both breakfast and lunch items. Instead of table "bread" they server these amazing little corn muffins which were fantastic. Of course that didn't stop me from also ordering their house specialty - Sweet...More

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up eating brunch here two out of the three days in Austin ... four magic words CARROT CAKE FRENCH TOAST !!! Truly out of this world !

Thank Additravels
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Heard about the South Congress Cafe being a place to go for Sunday brunch from a friend. They were right, the food and the Bloody Mary's were excellent. It was very crowded and so the service was slow and they even forgot our drinks. Had...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What a rude man at the front. Rude, not friendly and very condescending We don't mind waiting, but it is hard to enjoy anything when they welcome you like this. This was Sunday brunch.

Thank Samantha Isabel G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Was in town for girls trip. We saw the sign for the patio. We sat down and the server brought us water. Stuff from the trees kept falling in our water and the sun was on the table (it was a hot day). We asked...More

Thank l w
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Came here on Whim and really loved it. We will be back for the eggs and bacon. Had the french toast and it made me loose my socks.

Thank waltymcwalty
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We don't come to Austin often but when we do we make this one of our stops. Being from Houston we think it is reasonably priced gourmet food. Nice wine list reasonable priced my husband always gets the duck he loves it I got the...More

Thank meme952
Reviewed 4 September 2017

we sat out back on the patio with a group of 9 girls for a bachelorette brunch. our server was awesome and the food was delicious. every single girl loved their order. GET THE QUESO! we said it's the best we've ever had. highly recommend...More

Thank mehallaren
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in here for brunch on our way to shopping. I had the grilled chicken salad and it tasted great, and our server was very kind and attentive. Will definitely visit again the next time I am in Austin!

Thank Zena J
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13 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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