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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (172 reviews)
“migas” (64 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 JMaxaz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 8 November 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
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We ended up eating brunch here two out of the three days in Austin ... four magic words CARROT CAKE FRENCH TOAST !!! Truly out of this world !

Thank Additravels
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Heard about the South Congress Cafe being a place to go for Sunday brunch from a friend. They were right, the food and the Bloody Mary's were excellent. It was very crowded and so the service was slow and they even forgot our drinks. Had...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

What a rude man at the front. Rude, not friendly and very condescending We don't mind waiting, but it is hard to enjoy anything when they welcome you like this. This was Sunday brunch.

Thank Samantha Isabel G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Was in town for girls trip. We saw the sign for the patio. We sat down and the server brought us water. Stuff from the trees kept falling in our water and the sun was on the table (it was a hot day). We asked...More

Thank l w
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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