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Counter Cafe

#235 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
+1 512-708-8800
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great and the services was wonderful. Would definitely recommend and you can tell it's a popular place among locals.

Thank kellygirl63
Fenton, Missouri
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast at this small diner on a Sunday morning. We ordered breakfast tacos and biscuits and gravy. The tacos were wonderful, not spicy at all. Biscuits and gravy were very tasty, but unfortunately cold. A little pricey but that seems to be the case in Austin in general. $8.00 for 2 biscuits and gravy.

Thank schmidkk
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Can't go wrong with this place. Anything on the menu is worth the try. Great breakfast tacos as well as excellent coffee. The location is perfect and close to Whole Foods.

Thank Asta's Booknook J
San Francisco, California
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a small cafe, but the people are so nice and welcoming, and the food is so good! We had biscuits and gravy, sausages, eggs Benedict. Homemade biscuits and homemade sausages! So tasty! I wish we had more time here so we could go back again. Definitely coming here whenever we are in Austin

Thank noncorteccia
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Another Triple D spot in Austin. Went here for lunch and ordered the chicken curry burger, which was delicious. Everything that was being made looked awesome. Especially what looked to be a giant blueberry pancake. I would definitely go back.

Thank Jeff B
Edison, New Jersey
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75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly.Freshly squeezed ok and coffee best ever. Great staff 10 counter stools and 5 tables. Warning only order one pancake.They are the size of your plate and thick. Served with real maple syrup. Recommend by concierge at the Omni Hotel.

Thank obamagal
Murphy, Texas, United States
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for Sunday brunch around 11 am and the place was packed. We had a 20 minute wait which was no problem as we were able to ho to the next building over and get coffee. There isn't very much room so I wouldn't advise you to go as a group. The food is good -... More 

Thank Lavenderblast
Atlanta, GA
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Counter Cafe is a nice spot to get a great grass fed burger, grilled pork chop, or nice salad for lunch or dinner. They are a food to table restaurant that utilizes local farmers and growers. They actually list where they get their food from on their menu. They have the #2 burger in Texas according to Texas Monthly (2009)... More 

Thank pkdesign
Austin, Texas
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This review and pictures are from their east side restaurant. It's a cozy little dinner on East 6th (just east of Chicon). It has both inside and outside seating. I stopped here for breakfast and the place was packed. I took a seat at the counter and was immediately served. The food here is brought in fresh daily and everything... More 

Thank DannyMac13
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the 6th street branch and it was packed with people at lunch time. The food was great except for the biscuit, it was a bit dry. We had the quail and eggs and crab cake benedict. Both recommended by Guy from the food network triple D's show. It was enjoyable.

Thank Oppsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-708-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?