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Bouldin Creek Coffeehouse and Cafe

#9 of 3,206 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
South Austin
Café, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Diner
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1900 South First, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hip breakfast

Great coffee (with art) and the food was also above par. Sat outside and listened to the lawn mower so just some unfortunate timing for us. Would recommend for a laid back, excellent, organic and vegan meal (not that we're vegans...).

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Sergio G
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great coffee (with art) and the food was also above par. Sat outside and listened to the lawn mower so just some unfortunate timing for us. Would recommend for a laid back, excellent, organic and vegan meal (not that we're vegans...).

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Whenever anyone who is visiting wants to go out to eat at a place that is "uniquely Austin," I think of no other place but here. A vegetarian restaurant in the eclectic heart of South 1st Street, from the graffitied exterior, the cactus gardens, the art hanging….everywhere, to the servers who are anything but cookie-cutter, the energy of this place... More 

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Austin, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The place is packed and there is often a wait for a table which I don't get because the food is pretty ordinary. Delivery can be slow, which I don't mind, and the wait staff is always very nice. I go there because other people like it. The food is good quality, I just don't think it's worth a wait.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Great vegetarian cafe with a big menu. I had the 'eggs renedict' which came with delicious tofu bacon. We waited a while for our table but this was during sxsw so i imagine it is a little less hectic at other times. Staff were very friendly and I will definitely be back for another visit.

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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Always solid breakfast food, excellent coffee options and a great place to go with vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Atmosphere is very laid back and always some interesting art on the walls. Great date place, even though it can get busy on weekends.

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Austin, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This neighborhood vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner spot is worth looking for. South First Street paralels S. Congress (SoCo), a few blocks west. The atmosphere is laid back, decor a little funky, waitpersons are friendly, not pushing, the menu is good. I've only been there for breakfast (several times), but it was first rate. You can sit and sip your... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had heard about Bouldin Creek by many friends but had not gone due to the lack of parking. While the parking is still not great, I found that if you go a little earlier than the lunch crowd, you can find a spot. The place is small so if you have a big group, like I did, you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bouldin Creek Cafe is a gem and deserves to be at the top of every visitor's "must see" lists for Austin. You will not find boring, run of the mill restaurant food here. With item names like "Soul Food Plate" and "Sketti Squash Combo", you will truly enjoy reading through the entire menu before choosing your meal! The homemade cornbread... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our family's favorite restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Cool vibe, interesting people, and great vegetarian food. Its gets busy so you may have to wait 10-15 min for a table but you can order coffee & tea while you wait. We've tried almost everything on the menu and haven't been disappointed. The have daily specials that are worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love this place. The food is great, the coffee is good. There are many choices for both vegans and vegetarians. The parking is terrible.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 South First, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 416-1601

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?