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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (147 reviews)
“migas” (63 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful way to return to Austin! Farm-fresh ingredients treated with perfect preparation, a delicious wine choice, an atmosphere that encouraged conversation between my husband and two of our adult children--our experience soothed my soul at the end of a harried day. I was...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first restaurant experience in Austin and it was terrific! Great service, great atmosphere, and even better food! The migas and short rib hash were delicious, and the smoked gouda potato pancake should be illegal. YUM!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our lunch there and the service was ok (we came during a busy lunch period). Although we very much enjoyed our meal and would come back again for the food, it was not one of the more memorable places we ate at...More

Thank IFoundItToday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bloody Mary's and mimosa's were so good! Popular spot so be prepared for a short wait. Food and service were fantastic. Had the huevos rancheros and my girl had the migas enchiladas. Her friend had the carrot cake French toast and it was to die...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to have a few drinks during happy hour. There is a real nice bar and deck on the back of the restaurant. $3 mojitos & I think margaritas about the same. Ate a late supper here one evening and the food was very...More

Thank TheRustyH00k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can see why the South Congress Café is named as such, the name fits into the “quirky” reputation of the Congress District of Austin, but the “Café” is really a very nice restaurant offering not your typical “café” fare. Note:South Congress Café is also...More

Thank gogogoin2010
Reviewed May 9, 2017

Sounds weird, but I'm still looking up the recipe to try make this for myself... it was SO good. Weird interiors, didn't quite match the vibe they were trying to convey. Food was great all the same.

Thank Steeeel
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Located on the artsy South Congress Avenue, this neat and unpretentious restaurant delivers great food and friendly service. I had the sea bass for lunch, and it was as good as any haute cuisine restaurant. Go shopping on the avenue and then make time for...More

Thank Bleu-I's K
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The South Congress Cafe was recommended to our group of 5 as a great spot for brunch. Yes, we called ahead and got our name on the list as they do not take reservations, but unfortunately, we were a little late and missed the table....More

Thank TapperIII
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

So many delicious options for brunch it was hard to choose 1. My friend and I stopped here before I left Austin for my last day. We had a bottle of champagne for mimosas and could choose which type of fresh squeezed juice (we chose...More

Thank Lauren T
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July 13, 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple kids when we were at brunch but no kids menu. I probably wouldn't take a child
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3905
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