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South Congress Cafe

#32 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I travel alone, I often prefer to eat breakfast outside of the hotek I am staying at - even when that hotel, is The Four Seasons. Having researched where to go, I opted for the highly acclaimed, South Congress Cafe - a brisk 20 minute walk from San Jacinto Boulevard. I ordered the Eggs Benedict - with Chipotie Hollandaise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good service ... Great food.. If you get a chance dine out in the patio.. They have a beautiful set up and the open air compliments the food very well

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Cedar Park, Texas
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When I woke up this morning and thought about where to have breakfast, I immediately thought of South Congress Cafe. Why? ...Carrot Cake French Toast! It's so good. My daughter got the CC French toast, and I got the eggs Benedict. Delicious. There weren't a whole lot of people in the restaurant so I shouldn't have had to ask the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place several times while living in SoCo. I LOVE this restaurant. I visited for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner and the service and food were always outstanding. Great atmosphere and vibe. I highly recommend making reservations for dinner. It gets full quickly and the wait time for a table can be a bit long at times. I will... More 

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North Chicago, Illinois
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188 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was hit or miss on food choices. It was either exceptional or just average, depending on what you ordered. We went for brunch, so I ordered the watermelon and feta salad, which was phenomenal and tasty. My daughter got the carrot cake french toast, which was yummy too. My son got braised pork tacos that he didn't care... More 

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Spicewood, TX
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194 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered 2 tacos and a drink. $14, with tip. I want my tip back. I want my $14 back. I was on a tight schedule and needed a quick and light lunch. After a 20-minute wait, I headed back to the order counter and told the gal the tacos were never delivered to my table. I asked for a... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Sunday Brunch prepared to wait. The hostess indicated up to an hour wait or we could go to the courtyard/patio in back which was first come first served. We walked to courtyard and timed it just right as there was a table available. This courtyard has a big bar and tables(some with umbrellas) and is very large.... More 

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Wylie, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a whim. Pleasantly surprised. Inside tables will have a long wait. Chose the back patio for open seating. Even on a hot day it was nice under the trees. Very good food! All of us tried something new. Cocktails are amazing. Yes it does have a fantastic Bloody Mary.

Thank Lrigsby
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I couldn't decide what to order...everything on the menu sounded tempting and every dish that passed by looked and smelled amazing.

Thank moonruled
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here this morning as our first breakfast/brunch place in Austin and the food and service was great. My girlfriend and I could've easily split 1 meal but the choices were so delicious we ordered 2 and it was so good I forced myself to eat her meal. Even though we ordered breakfast food there were so much great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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: 512-447-3905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?