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34th Street Cafe

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American, Southwestern, Cafe
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1005 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705-2008
512-371-3400
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Warm, friendly, I will be back.

I dropped in here by chance during my trip to Austin. I had no idea from the outside what type of place it would be. I was quickly put at ease. While I do not like dining solo, I enjoyed my experience here. Specifically the vegetables were cooked to perfection. I also got to meet the owner who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
ryue65
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Austin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Delicious Asian Chicken salad!! Although a little pricy, it's a big salad and a great lunch spot. Additional parking in the back of the restaurant and located on the corner of Lamar. Great location and good food! My friend had the grilled salmon spinach salad and was pleased. We also occasionally get take-out from here.

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Thank D B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

I don't know how they do it, but this little jewel of a restaurant manages to feel perfect whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just want a nice dinner out. The menu is broad enough to please everyone without being so expansive that there's just too much to choose from. The chicken piccata is always wonderful, and if they're... More 

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Thank Axemom
Dublin, Ireland
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117 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I dropped in here by chance during my trip to Austin. I had no idea from the outside what type of place it would be. I was quickly put at ease. While I do not like dining solo, I enjoyed my experience here. Specifically the vegetables were cooked to perfection. I also got to meet the owner who came by... More 

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Thank ryue65
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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449 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

10 of us had a dinner at this cafe and were very pleased with the food and service. We ordered fish cakes, salmon, pizza, grilled vegetables, soup, salads, and dessert. Comments from the group was that all food was excellent. There was an excellent wine list, as well.

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Thank QueenBee0301
Austin, Texas
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Eddie Bernal has done a masterful job with this little gem just off of North Lamar. The Hack Chicken Salad is our hands down favorite, but I think the restaurant really hits above the mark with their season, locally produced appetizers. Very creative and always a win-win.....do yourself a favor and order the fried oysters....lightly battered and unbelievable!

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Thank donnacam2014
Austin, Texas
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216 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Owner is on site and very friendly. Food is sensational: well prepared and well worth the price. My family, friends, and I always feel that we are treated well here and that we have one of the top dining experiences in Austin. Bravo!!!

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houston, tx
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Party of six, of whom two ordered the tasting menu. The rest of us sat and waited while those two had their first course AND their salad. Only then did our orders arrive! Was it our responsibility to ask that we be served sooner? Food was fair; summer squash on one plate was bitter, but it was replaced with another... More 

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Thank paulaTX
Austin, Texas
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good service. Had Chicken Picatta ($18)and half-portion of Bucatini ($13), and split a Caesar salad ($8) - all very good. Unique dressing on Caesar - served over long pieces of Romaine (not torn). Finished with Black & white cake ($8), which was excellent, but pretty small, so felt priced $1 to $2 high. Two glasses of wine (Pinot and... More 

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Thank Art G
Austin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a very small, not so typical cafe. It has an uppity feel with a private atmosphere. With that being said, I did feel out of place by bringing my infant son with me, but the owner or manager helped to ease my discomfort by visiting the table and interacting with him. The menu for lunch and dinner are... More 

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Thank Tell_it_like_it_is26
Reno
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I recently had to be near the Seton hospital for a family member ... I was so pleased to find a nice restaurant with locally sourced foods, an interesting menu and California wines. Decor is simple and comfortable, service was friendly and food was excellent - highly recommend this gem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1005 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-371-3400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?