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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” (162 reviews)
“migas” (64 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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1 - 10 of 682 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came for brunch on a Saturday morning, at around 10 AM. We were told we would have to wait about five minutes, which was accurate. There are not very many tables, so once the place fills up, the wait gets much...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant on Jan. 21 with a group of coworkers, while traveling for business. We had nine women at our table. The restaurant was otherwise fairly empty. Our waiter was downright annoying - he talked too much, didn’t know the drink menu or...More

1  Thank Peluna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife took me here to celebrate my birthday. We had crap cakes to die for as an appetizer. We then split the ribs. Wow, what a treat! The chef is superb! Some of the best ribs I have ever eaten. And that's saying something...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to dine along Congress Ave. The staff is always friendly, the service is fast, the food is delicious and we never feel hurried. Sometimes we even sit at the bar and eat because the place is packed. The...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The SoCo Cafe has always been my go-to place to take out--of-town guests. After last night, I'm going to rethink where to take friends. Food was amazingly weak: First, the menu offered *no* southwestern dishes, which has always been one of their specialties. So we...More

Thank inkmom
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We visited the South Congress Cafe for weekend brunch. We arrived not too long after they opened and were immediately seated at the bar. Great food: Bloody Marys, Benedict and Huevos Rancheros. After brunch, you can enjoy a stroll on South Congress Avenue.

Thank krae21
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Great looking cafe. Extensive menu with great options for vegetarians. Sweet potato pancake was the bomb. Highly recommended if you are around the South Congress area.

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We are always excited to explore the restaurants on South Congress Avenue, a vibrant shopping and restaurant experience. However, we were disappointed with the lunch that we had at this restaurant. The $13 hamburger is served plain with just lettuce and tomatoes. For $4 extra,...More

Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is the best buffet I have been to. Such a great restaurant and place for brunch. The food selection was amazing and the drinks were perfect.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Loved this place. Went here for breakfast and had an outstanding omelette. Numerous creative cocktails on the menu as well.

Thank Peter W
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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
  • Food
  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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