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Jo's

#93 of 3,226 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
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1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-3800
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to take a break

After walking up and down South Congress Avenue., we stopped and got an iced coffee. I recommend the Iced Turbo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
MarkJ_2011
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Greenville, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We spent a few days in Austin and stopped here for breakfast most mornings! The turbo iced coffee is good but dangerous, you should be prepared for the caffeine boost on that one.

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Coming from Melbourne, Australia I am picky when it come to coffee. But this is the best coffee I have found in Austin. Located on South Congress Ave. The location is outstanding. After your coffee you can browse the local shops. I love a good latte and they have it. I usually order one extra expresso shot though to get... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is our hangin' out w/ a cup of coffee spot in Austin. Very good coffee: I like the mocha. Good location: start or end your SOCO day here. Very good people watching.

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Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After walking up and down South Congress Avenue., we stopped and got an iced coffee. I recommend the Iced Turbo.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Coffee was ok, pretty pricey for what you got. If I'm going to spend a lot I expect outstanding coffee as coffee in general is relatively cheap. I got a chocolate chip cookie for $2 it was okay but not as soft and chewy as I personally prefer.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a great place to grab coffee and pastry next to the Austin Motel. It was a real surprise. I was wondering what the lineup was and I guess the people know where the good food! We did not eat in the seating area, we brought our food back to the motel.not sure how comfortable it would be to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

First of all Jo's coffee is a checklist item on the Austin Tx bucket list. With its famous "I love you so much wall", everyone's always there for pictures. I was told the coffee was pretty strong and boy was it good! I went on a very cold day. My sister and I did not want to try their iced... More 

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rocky river ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

great place to stop for coffee in the morning or BBQ later in the day- and fun for people watching too!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

So much fun to sit under the canvas with my delish cappuccino. So great on a rainy Sat we went back on the next sunny Sunday to hear live music and just enjoy the vibe and good people watching.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great service, great coffee, great breakfast tacos and gluten free pop tarts! Sit at a table in the heated outdoor area under the heaters and people watch. Loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 444-3800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jo's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?