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“F minus” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Star Seeds Cafe

Star Seeds Cafe
E 31st St AT I-35 N, Austin, TX 78722
(512) 478-7107
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Ranked #814 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Austin, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“F minus”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

disinterested service, bland food, nothing to recommend here

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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“Good spot for early morning/late nigth bfast. be prepared for loud music and so-so service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

Good spot for early morning/late nigth bfast. be prepared for loud music and so-so service.

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“service was so bad we left before we were even able to order. enough said.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

service was so bad we left before we were even able to order. enough said.

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“I miss the old Star Seeds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

I feel guilty about only putting Star Seeds down for 3 stars, but the last several times I visited, I just came away feeling that it wasnt the same as what it used to be. The food is still good, sure, but there is something missing. Perhaps its previously, darker atmosphere, more gritty, smoke filled, and seemingly exotic was the largest part of what made the place work for me. Its not fine dining, and its not supposed to be. Its not a family diner, and its not supposed to be. Its star seeds, and its supposed to be filled with drag rats and bleary eyed longhorns and all the eccentric folks who are doing their part to "keep austin weird". I dont know if its the lighting and the repainting, or if they starting telling their staff to act more like the staff at Dennys or what... but the great, greasy, smokey, and yes, sometimes dirty, late night wonder that was Star Seeds just dosent seem to be what it used to be. The cheese fries with bacon are good, as are the Nachos with black beans, and the Hummus isnt too bad either. But after the benefits of being open all the time are taken into consideration, the total change of atmosphere to a cleaner, safer, happier, more smiling Star Seeds is one that made me feel compelled to rank as a 3 a much loved and cherished Austin landmark that just a few years ago I would have surely ranked as a 4 or even a 5, within the diner category.

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“Great breakfast! Haven't been in years! Need to go back soon...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

Great breakfast! Haven't been in years! Need to go back soon...

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