We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 31 Elgin Restaurants

City Cafe - CLOSED

19 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621-2657
Improve this listing
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
Restaurant details

22 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

City Café Is No Longer In Business. They closed several months ago. I do not know why they went out of business but I do know that when the ownership changed hands nothing was ever the same, including the food. We did not frequent City Café like we used to and even stopped going because of the food and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elgin, Texas
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It has been a staple here for many years, but it has closed for business. Hear someone may open it again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elgin, Texas
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Living in Elgin, I love the history of the building and the town. The food at City Cafe goes up and down with the owners and the cooks. The breakfast is always good and has several morning specials. The chicken fried stead is good and the atmosphere at the restaurant is great; there is so much history in the building.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Giddings, Texas
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The lunch buffet has a limited selection. When we were there, they had chicken fried streak, stuffed bell pepper, and BBQ chicken. The CFS was large and OK. They had a small salad bar, and mini cup cakes for dessert. The wait staff was very attentive. So, lunch was just OK.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elgin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Over the years City Café has been up and down. After deciding to try it out once again I was very impressed. The staff has improved tremendously, was glad to see the updated menus & friendly wait staff. Ordered the Lonestar Burger,by far the best burger ive eaten. Also, they have new buffet tables, which my friend decided to go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Such a shame. Unfortunately this home town favorite has changed ownership; it will not be around in six months. At noon on Saturday, there were only five tables of diners - it used to be full. We had the chicken fried chicken; it was tough and the coating would not stay on. The green beans were canned. This has been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

First the good: I grew up in a small Texas town, so I love to frequent local businesses. This one looked charming and felt like home. The young girl servers were sweet. My husband's burger and fries were delicious. And now the bad: there was a sewage smell coming from the women's bathroom. I realize in old buildings there can... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Elgin, Texas
Top Contributor
304 reviews 304 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Over the last year, the City Cafe's service has been deteriorating; food is now average but service is absolutely terrible.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Good home town cooking and great breakfast at down to earth prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Food is so so, service is somewhere between poor and good depending on the day. Only real reason to eat here is there are not a lot of good sit down comfort food places in Elgin. Best for breakfast. If I never go back I doubt I would be missing much.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed City Cafe also viewed


Additional Information about City Cafe

Address: 19 N Main St, Elgin, TX 78621-2657
Phone Number: 512-285-9898
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Elgin
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from City Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?