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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” (169 reviews)
“migas” (66 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank LJMK1
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Hubby and I did the double decker tour bus and we hopped off in this area and we were looking for somewhere causal to have an app and a drink. Our waitress was snobby. We ordered the Cajun meatballs with sauce and rice. This was...More

Thank Rochelle G
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The menu is great with haute versions of comfort food but moderately priced...shrimp and grits, carrot cake French toast, carpaccio, and more. The only thing that wasn't a table favorite was the hash. We enjoyed brunch with prosecco and bloody mary's. The service was great....More

Thank RoundRockFoodie
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was just ok. Service was slow and the food was disappointing. Ribs were very dry and tough. Fresh fish dish was not prepared well and served warm, not hot! Lamb enchiladas were the only dish that came...More

Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a Saturday brunch here during a long weekend in Austin. My bloody mary was good. My migas were good but by husband's short ribs were a little chewy. It was an enjoyable brunch but I expected it to be jusy...More

Thank K8lyn-L
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Just there for a quick bite. Great server at the patio. We ordered sweet potato beignets. There was a mistake in the kitchen so the beignets were 10 minutes late. Server made the delicious!!!!! beignets complimentary. Great place with perfect service! Patio is nice and...More

Thank Emma V
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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
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  • 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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