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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” (146 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation via TripAdvisor/Open Table for dinner for 4 people; can be difficulty to get in without reservations although this particular Sunday didn't seem overly crowded. Trendy but not pretentious. Server was very nice and attentive. Food was tasty and nicely plated. Good drinks....More

Thank RhodeIsland-DinaS
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a quiet patio to enjoy our last Austin meal, before hitting the continental club, and this was great! Just off congress, nice quiet patio, great music and atmosphere. Food was unique and delicious, local fare and interesting drinks, tons of bourbon....More

Thank swinglo_1
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Two of us enjoyed lunch here, and it was delicious, starting with a Bloody Mary and Margarita and moving on to a Salsa Sampler, Seared Hamachi, and Red Fish Tacos. Service was good, too. We would happily return.

Thank abecedarius
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed dinner and drinks at this lively South Congress hotspot. While it wasn't the best steak frites or caesar salad I've had, it was very good. The corn on the cob appetizer was also good, but needed more Cotija cheese. Great drinks & nice...More

Thank xtos
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Great Service. Great Drinks and Food. Love the atmosphere. Good place to gather with friends and family

Thank Lucibell
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

A group of six of us dined here recently and the service and setting was great. The food was mostly excellent. Gabe was an excellent server and very knowledgeable about the food and made good recommendations. There were not a lot of options for sharing....More

Thank ChampagneTasteMD
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We ate there relatively late on a Friday night during SXSW and the restaurant was very full.\. We did not have reservations but were seated relatively quickly but we were only 2 people. I noticed larger groups waiting much longer. Our food was very good...More

Thank zydecolady
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Stopped in this place when I was in town. Yelp said they had good reviews so we tried it. It was during the day on a Saturday and we had lunch. The best part about my visit was that we had no problems getting seated...More

Thank BMacSeattle
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Really different, delicious menu options. Wonderful brunch cocktails. Laid back and uber-friendly. Gets crowded quickly. Opens a bit later than expected - 10 a.m. during the week - but worth the tummy grumbles leading up to it.

Thank LynnL0
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I had a very brief window for dinner during SXSW and enjoyed the service and the food here, as well as a nice glass (or two) of cabernet sauvignon. Although they were crazy busy, they accommodated me and brought the food out quickly and with...More

Thank Gale A
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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