I've lived in Austin 2 years and walked past this place more times than I can count- it just looks like any other diner/restaurant from the outside - BUT, I got caught in the rain 2 weekends ago with friends and we went in to get out of the downpour- we were suprised in a great way.
The inside is a very clean and artsy design - the place itself is just very clean, as well, including the bathrooms.
The menu is not what you'd expect- things ranging from quail egg to pancakes - but all with a culinary flair that will impress you and make you want to go back (I've been back twice now).
The prices can be a tad high - but you are on South Congress which is a major tourist spot, so they are in line with the area, itself. The left side is a bar area with 2-top high tables and counter seating. The right is all dining room with booths and open tables.
I tend to sit at the bar sit at the counter- it's more fun and energetic, and the bartenders are really on their game, either with drinks (they have a great drink menu) or with serving you your food. Haven't run into one that didn't have a great personality yet - they love working there and it shows.
If you go on a weekend, put your name in and give them your cell # so you can go walk around South Congress while you wait for a table to open. I was impressed that they will actually call your cell like that for you.
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