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South Congress Cafe

#41 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Sudbury, Ontario
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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. My only concern was our waitress, she was very bizarre and made us super uncomfortable... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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605 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank abecedarius
Boston, MA
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114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 bar area with great views of South Congress.

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Americus, Georgia
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Lucibell
Baltimore, Maryland
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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. The charcuterie and cheese platter was disappointing because there was hardly any cheese! In a... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 but the service was a little on the slow side probably due to the crowds.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 outside. Love the patio area. Definitely could imagine this place hopping at night. I had... More 

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Thank BMacSeattle
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank LynnL0
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 a smile

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Thank Gale A
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Phenomenal food. The Carrot Cake French Toast is unbelievable, so memorable and it comes with cream cheese pecan syrup that we felt like we could eat by the pound, it was so good!! Other food was also very tasty, and paired with great, friendly service. Would love to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?