We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Jo's

1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
(512) 444-3800
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #201 of 3,115 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: South Austin
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
    40
    37
    12
    3
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I went there with family, and we were a party of 8. Service was great, our orders all came out correctly and in a timely fashion. Their house margarita is very good, although a little tart for me so I just added a little sugar. I had the fish tacos and they were cooked perfectly and very yummy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, UK
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

we were here when the USA were playing Portugal in the world cup... the final goal by Portugal was a palpable disappointment to other customers! There's a good selection here and it's in a great neighborhood for shopping and people watching. The onion rings and the fries were outstanding... I didn't like the grilled cheese with herb alioli though... probably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First: plenty of outlets that are not hogged by surly hipsters. Second: awesome staff and clean as a whistle. Third: location, location, location.. Fourth: pretty much the best people-watching in Soco and a cute daily dog parade, too.. Pro tip: Iced Turbo. Order a Large. (They don't make you say made up words for sizes or charge you for branding).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I Recommend getting the Iced Turbo coffee. Great place to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Service was fast and friendly

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Got a coffee and a sausage bun thing, really good. The bench's and tables are all outside. good place to go and chill, people watch on SOCO :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed next door at the Austin Motel and picked up coffee in the morning. The service was friendly and quick. We had plain coffee and they served a pretty mild breakfast roast. We tend to like darker roasts, but to each their own. They had a nice selection of baked goods for sale and dog biscuits for four legged... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If I had of just based the review on the first two trips it's two thumbs up. I know there are differences with barista skill levels but the last cup was just regular junk you would expect which was concerning. It's got hip vibe to the place though: and although busy the wait is not outrageous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The coffee isn't that good but it is a good place for my kids because they like to get the italian sodas. So my opinion is that it is a good place for your kids to get a treaty drink.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Funky, pure Austin scene! great choices of coffees and teas and snacks,newspapers galore and pet friendly...movie night? don't miss the classics! Right across from the famous Continental Club....in the Heart of So Co!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great coffee stand with family feeling. Turbo Iced Coffee was very good. Very crowded with locals and tourists, staff very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jo's also viewed

 

Been to Jo's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Jo's, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing