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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (168 reviews)
“migas” (65 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When we walked in they offered me a gluten free menu as I am celiac. I ordered the Lamb Enchiladas and my friends ordered the enchiladas as well and croque madame. The drinks were great, atmosphere was fun but we waited an hour just to...More

Thank ChefMcG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a popular area for eateries and bars, South Congress provides an open, modern interior that might be described as chic minimalist. Unfortunately, the weather was not conducive to sitting outside on the patio. A party of four, we shared an appetizer (Queso Flameado)...More

Thank Oxford1809
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am never disappointed by the creative menu selections, the large portions, the friendly service, and the superb flavors. For starters I highly recommend the crab cakes and the calamari. The ribs were great as was their version of chicken fried steak which they call...More

Thank Stanton G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this cafe three years ago when I last visited Austin! I absolutely loved it then because of the atmosphere, food and service. I just visited again and it did the trick again! Absolutely amazing!

Thank travelfreak903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem provided our second vacation day brunch--we were up late every night for live music. The Bloody Mary was tasty and just the right heat. The short rib hash was something I would have loved to enjoy all day--it's a generous portion especially with...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the opportunity to lunch at this restaurant twice by myself on my recent visit to Austin. Bloody Mary was delish! I had one each day. I also enjoy a nice crisp Caesar salad one day and the Heuvos Rancheros the next. All the...More

Thank Allisonspring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stopped in for only a drink so no comment on the food, but the mojito and bloody mary we had were fantastic! Definitely recommend. Restaurant was clean, crowd was fun and friendly, prices reasonable. Great stop on South Congress.

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 11 April 2018

When I lived in Austin, this was an absolute favorite - stylish, great food, nice crowd. I went back expecting something special. I got something especially bad. I noticed that only 5 tables were occupied. The upholstery on the booths was ripped. I ordered an...More

Thank TLJ4
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Fun Breakfast food with it own style. Loved it! Looks like a great lunch as well. Right on S. Congress St. And make sure you come hungry!

Thank B2763HKdanielp
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The atmosphere is like a cafe from the 1950s, but the menu isn't. They offer items such as sea bass in addition to burgers. The sweet potato beignets were the high point of our meal -- generous portions of heavenly food. Be careful about what...More

Thank Mister_Boffo
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14 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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