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South Congress Cafe

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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (169 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We visited the South Congress Cafe for weekend brunch. We arrived not too long after they opened and were immediately seated at the bar. Great food: Bloody Marys, Benedict and Huevos Rancheros. After brunch, you can enjoy a stroll on South Congress Avenue.

Thank krae21
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Great looking cafe. Extensive menu with great options for vegetarians. Sweet potato pancake was the bomb. Highly recommended if you are around the South Congress area.

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We are always excited to explore the restaurants on South Congress Avenue, a vibrant shopping and restaurant experience. However, we were disappointed with the lunch that we had at this restaurant. The $13 hamburger is served plain with just lettuce and tomatoes. For $4 extra,...More

Thank Jdgtex
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is the best buffet I have been to. Such a great restaurant and place for brunch. The food selection was amazing and the drinks were perfect.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Loved this place. Went here for breakfast and had an outstanding omelette. Numerous creative cocktails on the menu as well.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Attentive service of awesome food. Loved the warm goat cheese salad with tenderloin and balsamic vinaigrette. The butternut squash soup is to die for.

Thank Travelcritic78
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Wow, a great surprise after a recommendation from a local hotel employee. Wide variety of items on breakfast/brunch menu, asked server to share whether the brisket hash or crab cake benedict was best and so glad she suggest the benedict, it was spectacular. The chipotle...More

Thank Shim L
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Our second visit, though our daughter who goes to college here has been several times, and delicious again! Sat on the patio out back - great space! Our server was grumpy but efficient. Eventually, when he warmed up to us, it was clear we were...More

Thank RJillMaxwellAZ
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Had the best brunch and the best time. Had only been there previously for dinner (which is great), but the brunch was amazing as well as our waiter, Austin.

Thank vaughanmg
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Delicious Brunch. Tasty Bloody Mary's and very good espresso. Inventive selection of both breakfast and lunch items. Instead of table "bread" they server these amazing little corn muffins which were fantastic. Of course that didn't stop me from also ordering their house specialty - Sweet...More

Thank Kris R
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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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: +1 512-447-3905
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