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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (175 reviews)
“migas” (67 reviews)
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 4 days ago

They have wonderful Bloody Mary's to go along with their wonderful breakfast/brunch. The food is very good and good portions. They have a delish carrot cake French toast that is a good thing to split after you have one of their wonderful egg dishes. Long...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Christine1213
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met my daughter for dinner at SCC based on some recommendations. We had the calamari to start, I had the BLT (substituted collared greens for my side) and she had the redfish. All of the food was OUTSTANDING! We also had GREAT service! Mahalo Caitlin!!...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WCHiii66
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We wanted to go to Torchy's Tacos for lunch but the line was insane! we wandered down Congress to find another lunch spot, but the wait for a table (7 of us) was super long everyplace we went, including South Congress Cafe. But the super...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank skiphilton
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

SCC is busy so it’s best to book ahead. Great atmosphere, friendly service and good cocktails. The mojitos were perfect. We had the migas and burger and both were cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank edm1887
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

The mimosas are made with fresh squeezed juices so already off to a great start. The menu is extensive and the staff are knowledgeable. I had the Short Rib Hash and the flavor was spectacular, only problem was the squash was undercooked. Despite that mishap,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ryankarc
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Excellent, imaginative menu, but a bit pricey. Definitely worth it for a special night out. The restaurant is a bit loud though for date night or dinner with people you want to talk to.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LJMK1
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

All 5 of us enjoyed our brunch with amazing cocktails. Seabass was delicious and the nachos were one of my favorites. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CaliforniaDreamin401
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Sweetie and I kind of stumbled into this cafe and it turned out to be a great experience. We had a 15 minute wait but when we got seated, we read the menu and she ordered the BLT and I decided to be adventurous as...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank William V
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Super good! I had the fish tacos and they were my favorite meal of my whole trip. It was very busy there but they were able to accommodate our party of 6 pretty fast.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dede S
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

At the behest of friends who might consider foodies as well I decided to venture in. Imagine my surprise after all the hoopla to find out it was average at best. As usual, parking a nightmare but at least I can say I tried it....More

Date of visit: December 2017
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14 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
3 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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