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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522 (South Austin)
512-447-3905
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Ranked #20 of 3,117 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Café
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Austin
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English first
Branchburg, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Been to the restaurant multiple times, each time I was wow-ed by the taste and presentation of the course. Please bring back the pork belly on the menu!

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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited in a Wednesday at 1, missing the ever-present weekend wait. I had the delicious crab cake appetizer, served on a bed of lettuce with a lemon vinaigrette dressing that I absolutely loved. I had to customized my order, having developed a mango allergy recently, thus switching the mango aioli the another sauce. My friend had a lovely kale and... More

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Big Sandy, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My party of four enjoyed our experience at South Congress Cafe. We had a wonderful waiter who was very attentive and informative. We had drinks, appetizers, and entrees. All were delicious. The restaurant was full and it was very noisy. That was the only negative.

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Tyler, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Attentive, professional service, gourmet food at a reasonable price, amazing bloody marys. Expect a wait on weekends.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The dining room is bright, clean and inviting. The staff is attentive. The gourmet food was delicious and worth every penny. Thumbs up to the kale salad & venison meatloaf. Our six year old said the quail egg was life changing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Some of the best food and drinks ever! Great service great location. I love how you can shop while you wait for a table and they will text you when its ready.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious and service really quick. Not what we were expecting from the outside at all. Carne Asada was divine!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here by our friends who live in Austin to celebrate their son's (also my godson) graduation. My friend had booked ahead and also asked for a nice table - they'd been before so knew what the options were. However, on arrival, the only table for 5 was occupied. After much discussion and refusal of one unacceptable table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The steak and migas benedict was awesome. Was best brekky/brunch ive had in a while. Definitely worth another visit so would recommend. Although get there early as queues. Also the bloody mary was a bit naughty very tasty.

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New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

During a recent stay in Austin, we spent 4 afternoons at their bar. Delicious Bloody Marys-perfection! Great bartenders (Christian and Chase), the bar menu offers brunch every day with some amazing selections. We wish we had eaten more meals there. The salads are creative and perfectly prepared. The crab cakes are full of crab with a crunchy crust, served on... More

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