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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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11 - 20 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We are from out of town and heard that there could be a long line for brunch, but we got lucky and were able to get a seat at the bar on the patio, which was perfect. My husband and I both had a drink...More

7  Thank ChicagoAlleyCat
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here for breakfast during our recent stay in Austin. The service was good and the food was delicious. The carrot cake french toast was so good!

Thank lsmith18
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I am not kidding...this was a really really great hamburger..we also a a cocktail and it was delicious...serves was excellent...very informative!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and sat outside. Not all the tables have umbrellas so it was very warm in the sun, but nice to be outside. The food took awhile, but it was amazing! Their fries are really good!

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

What a delightful surprise at the South Congress Cafe! 1. The service all around was exceptional! 2. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The Eggs Benedict on crab cakes covered with chipotle hollandaise was to die for! The Migas was also very good even...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came for brunch on a Saturday morning, at around 10 AM. We were told we would have to wait about five minutes, which was accurate. There are not very many tables, so once the place fills up, the wait gets much...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went to this restaurant on Jan. 21 with a group of coworkers, while traveling for business. We had nine women at our table. The restaurant was otherwise fairly empty. Our waiter was downright annoying - he talked too much, didn’t know the drink menu or...More

2  Thank Peluna
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife took me here to celebrate my birthday. We had crap cakes to die for as an appetizer. We then split the ribs. Wow, what a treat! The chef is superb! Some of the best ribs I have ever eaten. And that's saying something...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is one of our favorite places to dine along Congress Ave. The staff is always friendly, the service is fast, the food is delicious and we never feel hurried. Sometimes we even sit at the bar and eat because the place is packed. The...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The SoCo Cafe has always been my go-to place to take out--of-town guests. After last night, I'm going to rethink where to take friends. Food was amazingly weak: First, the menu offered *no* southwestern dishes, which has always been one of their specialties. So we...More

Thank inkmom
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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