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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (168 reviews)
“migas” (65 reviews)
Closes in 10 min
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I lived in Austin, this was an absolute favorite - stylish, great food, nice crowd. I went back expecting something special. I got something especially bad. I noticed that only 5 tables were occupied. The upholstery on the booths was ripped. I ordered an...More

Thank TLJ4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun Breakfast food with it own style. Loved it! Looks like a great lunch as well. Right on S. Congress St. And make sure you come hungry!

Thank B2763HKdanielp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is like a cafe from the 1950s, but the menu isn't. They offer items such as sea bass in addition to burgers. The sweet potato beignets were the high point of our meal -- generous portions of heavenly food. Be careful about what...More

Thank Mister_Boffo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are from out of town and heard that there could be a long line for brunch, but we got lucky and were able to get a seat at the bar on the patio, which was perfect. My husband and I both had a drink...More

5  Thank ChicagoAlleyCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for breakfast during our recent stay in Austin. The service was good and the food was delicious. The carrot cake french toast was so good!

Thank lsmith18
Reviewed 7 March 2018

I am not kidding...this was a really really great hamburger..we also a a cocktail and it was delicious...serves was excellent...very informative!

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went for a late lunch and sat outside. Not all the tables have umbrellas so it was very warm in the sun, but nice to be outside. The food took awhile, but it was amazing! Their fries are really good!

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

What a delightful surprise at the South Congress Cafe! 1. The service all around was exceptional! 2. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The Eggs Benedict on crab cakes covered with chipotle hollandaise was to die for! The Migas was also very good even...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came for brunch on a Saturday morning, at around 10 AM. We were told we would have to wait about five minutes, which was accurate. There are not very many tables, so once the place fills up, the wait gets much...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Went to this restaurant on Jan. 21 with a group of coworkers, while traveling for business. We had nine women at our table. The restaurant was otherwise fairly empty. Our waiter was downright annoying - he talked too much, didn’t know the drink menu or...More

1  Thank Peluna
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
3 July 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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