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South Congress Cafe

#41 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is bistro style and a nice patio. Good cocktails and an interesting menu. Had the steak frites, which was excellent i have also had the Venison meatloaf - real good!

Thank Paul L
Eagle, Idaho
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was told that I couldn't leave Austin without trying the migas in this restaurant. The food was good not great except for the bacon, it was awesome. I thought the price was a little high and the service was not the most friendly.

Thank bklane04
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were rated as best brunch place and suprisingly the Internet did not lie.. We were very well taken care, the food was tasty and came out fast. The drinks were faster and fairly well heeled (more alcohol then most..) We sat outside in the back deck and would highly recommend that. The staff was awesome and super accommodating. we... More 

Thank Alisha F
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182 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really wanted to like this restaurant. I believe there may be some more upscale restaurants in the area but this place does appeal to the masses! Nothing wrong with that just that it does miss the mark on certain things. Food is good; not great but if you stick to breakfast then you are safe Service staff is friendly... More 

Thank WillIGoBack
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went their with my husband, brother in law and his wife for dinner. I would recommend making a reservation before hand and you can specify if you want a table or booth. The food was very good although a tad pricy. But the quality is very good.

Thank Veronica V
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait at the bar but got a seat and watched the action. In no time we were shown to our table. Our server was having a bid day but that was the only down side to our experience. Perfectly prepared steak, delicious roasted Brussels sprouts, just all 4 of us were very very happy.

Thank Katey B
Houston, Texas, United States
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wait staff and many great options on their menu. It was hard to decide. The goat cheese omelet was delicious. It was crowded when we were there so the noise level was a bit high. It was also chilly outside and we were seated right by the door that was constantly being opened. Make sure you aren't seated by... More 

Thank Keri S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had brunch at South Congress Cafe after a leisurely stroll down South Congress on a beautiful sunny Austin day. Started off with a carafe of Mimosas for $10. Delicious and what a deal! Ordered the Sunshine Burrito and it did not disappoint. My husband had the Angel's Benedict and so did others in our party and they said it was... More 

Thank katerochford
Kyle, Texas
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268 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great brunch with a very interesting eclectic menu. Not only do they advertise the worlds best Bloody Mary's but their food ain't that bad at all. In fact it was delicious. A little pricey and not dog friendly are too negatives but a positive place for brunch Best so far. Eat outside.

Thank stuart g
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of some San Antonio friends and was blown away with the great service (Thanks Ashley) and the even better food all of which was excellent but an extra, extra special mention for the carrot cake French toast...OMG! The infused Boody Mary was also outstanding whilst the coffee maintained the high standard set by the food, will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?