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Arturo's Underground Cafe

#156 of 3,060 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican
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314 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701-1205 (Formerly Arturo's Bakery & Cafe)
+1 512-469-0380
07:00 - 14:30
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure your whole party is there or they won't put you the waiting list. The eggs benedicts were amazing. My buddy had the Caribbean French toast and that was amazing also. The wait for the food takes longer than usual but its worth it.

Thank Zedrick D
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Ambience is lively, wall art is attractive, service is good, and food is awesome! I wish they had more of a coffee variance, nonetheless, this place is a "got to go to" spot!

Thank Linda V
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The sandwich and quesadilla menus are solid, too, but the breakfast really stands out. Fantastic migas, and an excellent (and sizeable) carafe of mimosas for only $14!!

Thank Ohio_voyageur
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Arturo's underground cafe is a secret place every time I find it... tucked away on 17th I always randomly find it... cool underground seating and some outside tables - very cool waiters and the most delicious breakfast - other stuff too but I have only eaten breakfast here... th benedicts are scrumptious! Go find it now!!

Thank Cindy L
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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is quintessential Austin eccentric. A cool small spot with a sunken dining area and a few tables outside on the sidewalk. Casual atmosphere. Order at the counter when you walk in. Serve yourself your own coffee/tea/water. Grab a number and your food will be delivered after it is cooked to order. I had the Migas breakfast taco and the... More 

Thank Jeff S
Princeton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Three of the horde went in search of an a hardy breakfast and found one at this local legend. I had the Austin special with a side of bacon and was not disappointed.

Thank HPrepOKC
Jarrell, Texas
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after a night on sixth street. The perfect hang over food! Delicious combos and a fun Austin ambiance. You order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Everything was tasty and we enjoyed checking out the diverse artwork and decor in their dining rooms downstairs.

Thank Nicole S
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast at Arturo's Underground did not disappoint! The food was great, coffee was hot and prices were fair. Hubs and brother had chorizo and eggs, served with black beans and home fries. They were happy with the choice. I had The Works taco filled with meat, eggs, cheese and potatoes and $3 bucks and change it was filling and delicious!

Thank GramB24
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This places offers tacos and other breakfast options. They have lunch also but we did not try that. Order at the counter, seating is downstairs. I had two tacos and my husband had a breakfast sandwich. Decor is quirky. We would definitely go back.

Thank JoPittsburgh
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Every place in Austin is pretty much....interested. Arturo's is deceptively small when you first walk in the door. From the order counter you can see food being prepared, and a hall to the restrooms. But, the menu is fresh and interesting, the staff are nice and just a few steps away is a large basement dining area for you and... More 

Thank Troy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W 17th St, Austin, TX 78701-1205 (Formerly Arturo's Bakery & Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-469-0380

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