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The Hideout

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Downtown
Coffee Shop, Diner
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617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 443-3688
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Coffee and Breakfast Tacos

Known for the great coffee, but don't miss the breakfast tacos that are kept warm in crock pots on the counter in the morning. Very fresh and really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
khcarlso
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Atlanta
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Known for the great coffee, but don't miss the breakfast tacos that are kept warm in crock pots on the counter in the morning. Very fresh and really good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

25 minutes to serve three people. The owner came into the restaurant saw the inefficiency, turned around and went back to the office. And the blueberry muffins were truly awful. Time to shave again.

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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had a small "café americano" and paid $2 with tax. At was better than the chain store across the street. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, prompt service, and good location. I really had no reason to complain about anything.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

we came back here a few times bc the service is quick and friendly and the coffee is good. the tea was a little on the weak side. this place is cute; i wish i couldve been here on one of their theatre nights.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Typical boutique coffeehouse connected/adjacent to a comedy club/theater. Typical selection for a light breakfast: pastries and bagels. Very nice baristas, but careful they're way more of a hipster than you.

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Snyder, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

the Hideout was a nice niche for breakfast & coffee! I ate a spinach/egg/cheese 'taco' which was good. reasonably priced, brought my coffee in from somewhere else not knowing i'd find a coffee place close!

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

After walking around the Capitol, we decided to head downtown. Being coffee lovers, we stepped into this little shop on the way. It was great. The service was perfect and the coffee was quite tasty. They also have a decent selection of beers if you're in the mood for a depressant instead of a stimulant. I would definitely go back.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Based off TA reviews, I was excited to drop in and pick up some caffeine while my husband finished work back at the hotel. To be fair, I did not order coffee. I ordered a chai tea latte, which tasted like steamed water and milk. Yucky. If you want to be a quirky, well-loved coffee shop, you have to make... More 

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weslaco
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great coffee, drinks and atmosphere. Staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable. We like to go the improv comedy shows when we are in town. The best of Austin's improv performers battle every Saturday night at 10 pm but get buy your tickets early as the small theatre upstairs sells out fast. You will lol! This is a must see... More 

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Katy, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Quirky coffee shop with good coffee and great staff. A nice place to stop for a drink and a rest before exploring more of Austin.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 617 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 443-3688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

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