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Counter Cafe

#230 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
+1 512-708-8800
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must try the biscuits and gravy or the southern poached breakfast. Excellent!!! The cooks and servers are cool.

Thank Dunedarkwarrierofpeace
Gardner, Kansas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a little tricky to navigate there in the downtown traffic but well worth the effort. I had the counter burger and fries.( ask for the fries crispy; they are fabulous). The burger was big and juicy and served on a delicious sourdough bun.If you go after 2 o'clock The counter burger and fries are discounted and it's not very... More 

Thank IHave5
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Wooowww!!! Came in this tiny place for lunch today!! What a great surprise. It is excellent. Short breakfast and lunch menu but everything is super. I tasted 3 linch plates and all where just delicious. Will definitely try breakfast it looks yummy! Good job 👍 for the chef that cooks right in front of you and the waiter also was... More 

Thank jegutierrez
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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455 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

When we arrived, we could tell that this was a good place because there were people waiting to get in. Parking is horrible, so be prepared to drive around [and around] to find a spot unless you get lucky with one of the few spaces at the restaurant. With two picnic tables outside, a inside a 6-person communal table, a... More 

Thank DB-Raw
Worcester, Massachusetts
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The food was great and the services was wonderful. Would definitely recommend and you can tell it's a popular place among locals.

Thank kellygirl63
Fenton, Missouri
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Had breakfast at this small diner on a Sunday morning. We ordered breakfast tacos and biscuits and gravy. The tacos were wonderful, not spicy at all. Biscuits and gravy were very tasty, but unfortunately cold. A little pricey but that seems to be the case in Austin in general. $8.00 for 2 biscuits and gravy.

Thank schmidkk
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Can't go wrong with this place. Anything on the menu is worth the try. Great breakfast tacos as well as excellent coffee. The location is perfect and close to Whole Foods.

Thank Asta's Booknook J
San Francisco, California
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This is a small cafe, but the people are so nice and welcoming, and the food is so good! We had biscuits and gravy, sausages, eggs Benedict. Homemade biscuits and homemade sausages! So tasty! I wish we had more time here so we could go back again. Definitely coming here whenever we are in Austin

Thank noncorteccia
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Another Triple D spot in Austin. Went here for lunch and ordered the chicken curry burger, which was delicious. Everything that was being made looked awesome. Especially what looked to be a giant blueberry pancake. I would definitely go back.

Thank Jeff B
Edison, New Jersey
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly.Freshly squeezed ok and coffee best ever. Great staff 10 counter stools and 5 tables. Warning only order one pancake.They are the size of your plate and thick. Served with real maple syrup. Recommend by concierge at the Omni Hotel.

Thank obamagal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-708-8800

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