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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 #24 of 3,089 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Sun Lakes, Arizona, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

On a ladies' trip to Austin recently, we happened upon this spot for brunch on a Saturday morning. The place is welcoming and with modern decor, the waitstaff friendly and knowledgeable. I like that all of the young ladies who were working were wearing dresses or skirts - just a more professional look. After perusing the menu, I opted for... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Eggs Benedict with crab - DELICIOUS! Service was impeccable - location makes you feel home town not big city!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My fiance and I stopped here on our last day in Austin just before heading to the airport. I'm so glad we did! The decor is very modern and welcoming. We opted to sit at the bar for brunch. The bartender was very nice and helpful. The drinks were great, the food was great, we chatted with fellow bar-mates. I... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I love going here for brunch. The wait is always long, but I don't mind. I enjoy walking around the area and heading back in time to be seated. I get the migas every time.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for a late breakfast. We were being indecisive, so our waiter Joe gave us some recommendations. We're so glad we took his advice because everything was so incredibly good! Carrot cake french toast appetizer, short rib hash and the steak benedict with chipotle hollandaise.... So worth the food coma!!! I'd also like to comment... More

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Augusta
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had brunch here on Sunday, the last day of our visit. This is our son's favorite restaurant. Last time we ate here in May it was excellent. This time not so much. The calamari seemed over breaded and frozen. The egg dish I had was a lot spicier than indicated on the menu. It was okay but it was... More

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Manhattan, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

There was a slight wait but not very long & SO worth it. Clearly the staff is very well trained here; service is excellent. Our waiter, Joe?, recommended the Bloody Mary & a side of the carrot cake French toast both were very good. The rest of our meal was just as good too.

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Austin, TX
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have always had a wait, but there is a well appointed bar for mimosas and bloody marys to chase the oogies away from the night before. This is a great little brunch place with modern/retro decor that takes a lot of the brunch staples and makes them their own. Sub migas for poached eggs in an eggs benedict? Why... More

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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Good food and large portions (compared to European standards). Kind of spicy (again compared to European standards), but everything was very tasty. The crab cakes are a must! I also very much enjoyed the grilled pork.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

One of those restaurants where the chef is trying to combine things and come up with great new ideas - but it made it very hard to order and hard to choose a healthy option. Extremely loud

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