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Jo's

#120 of 3,205 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Ok Coffee and Baked Goods

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ATreview217
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North Reading, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Reading, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
86 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
38 reviews 38 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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San Francisco, Ca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was my first stop the morning I went to SoCo district. The shops hadn't opened yet, so I got coffee and a breakfast taco. Taco was good. People watching was great. Also love the atmosphere and outside tables. I should have tried a turbo, but wanted something lower calorie.

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The South Congress Jo's Coffee is my favorite coffee shop while in Austin. The proximity to the South Congress shops, assorted outdoor seating, easy internet, and potential for people-watching improve the already wonderful Iced Turbo.

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Austin, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Jo's has great coffee and sweets. Prices are reasonable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The vibes are very warm. Other customers are interesting and friendly. Just a comfortable place to enjoy a cup of coffee or bite to eat but best of all is the people watching. People Watching at Jo's is priceless. I always enjoy myself at Jo's... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you want a really good cup o joe, this is the place to get it. They also have a nice selection of pastries.

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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?