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South Congress Cafe

#29 of 3,047 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ambiance is fantastic and the service is superb. I sat at the bar and ordered the Huevos Rancheros and it was spicy and tex-mex all the way! The coffee was great. I definitely reccomend it!

Thank Lauren I
Clovis, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to So Co Cafe for breakfast. The wait was longer than I expected, but we had heard this was the place to go. All of us enjoyed our food, the server was very nice, and the bloody mary was good. However, I felt the drink was very small vs. a typical 12 to 16 oz., for the premium... More 

Thank kelleygirlA
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got there right before the end of happy hour, so the apps were half price and the mojitos and frozen lemonade only half price. Caprese salad had a little too much bread attached to it, but the baked brie was delicious. Thought it was going to be a regular cafe until you walked in, a lot more upscale than I... More 

Thank shelly m
Lexington, South Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food, but overpriced for the amount that you get on a plate. We got an omelet special for the day. The server Colton wasn't super friendly, but it was a cool atmosphere.

Thank DorySCtravel
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382 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SCC is a great restaurant and they always put out great food. There are a couple of things that happened hence the rating of 4 out of 5. The food we all ordered were very tasty and delicious. However, our waiter wasn't very attentive and I was very disappointed in how he served our water glasses... he handled them for... More 

Thank Omar R
Palo Alto, California
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111 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had brunch here on our latest visit to Austin. We'd been here before, and had a very good brunch experience. This time - not so much. The wait took forever (nearly an hour), and once we were seated, the food was - sort of aggressive and not quite right. I had an omelette that was OK, and the meat... More 

Thank Frank S
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was amazing! food was good, more adult friendly menu, but the food was tasty. A little on the healthy side.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not been to SCC for about 3 years, but remembered it as a lively spot with good food and an upbeat atmosphere. We made reservations for 4 people on June 26th for an early dinner after a theater matinee. There was only one other couple in the restaurant when we got there. We were seated promptly. Our waitress... More 

Thank Maureen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here Monday early evening. Place was almost empty. Maybe we were just early. I ordered the Very Bleu Salad and the Filet 1600 with asparagus and new potatoes. Everything was very good as usual. My friend had the rabbit entre. He said it was good. I wasn't wowed but everything was very good.

Thank Hot_Laps
Austin, TX
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our fav's in Austin. Great food that is pretty unique. Can get a little loud and crowded in the dining area, but always enjoy the delicious meal.

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?