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Story of Texas Cafe

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1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
+1 512-320-0403
10:00 - 17:00
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Buda, Texas
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647 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has had a complete makeover. Dining area as well as menu items has gone from lunch friendly to I don't know what. From lunch friendly items from burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and soups of the day to a more eclectic menu. Needless to say, the large number of state worker patrons has really dwindled. I can... More 

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Buda, Texas
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647 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is pretty good. Can get crowded as state workers from various neighboring offices come over at lunch. Daily lunch soup specials. Burgers are good. Hot and cold sandwiches. Food can be taken to go. Lots of indoor seating and some outdoor seating.

Thank daddymo2
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I felt my blood sugar drop so told my wife I needed to get a bite to eat so we tried the cafe attached to the museum as we weren't finished looking. Ordered the loaded baked potato but was told they were out so had the cheeseburger instead. I was very pleased with the burger. Medium sized pattie with the... More 

Thank txezrider
Austin, Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Really nice surroundings. Food was very good when they first opened but the quality has deteriorated badly. Sandwiches are inedible. Salads were fresh, now prepackaged.

Thank t4689
Austin, Texas
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was great and fairly reasonable for an attraction. This is a great idea for the location and look forward to visiting again soon.

Thank southplainsgroup
Walnut, CA
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141 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Had the fried catfish platter which comes with two sides. Chose black bean soup and Spanish fried rice. Side order of sweet potato fries and pecan coffee. Soup was very good (spicy!). Everything was good, wish portion was a little bigger. All for $13 and change. Restful ambience, great customer service.

Thank ariesgal
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

sandwiches, soup, drinks cookies not real restaurant fare but adequate. I was expecting a hot meal but that wasn't there.

Thank smiles030
Austin, Texas
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173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The Cafe is on the second floor, and you don't need to get the Museum ticket to eat there. There is more than ample seating, some outside with good views of the University and if you crane your neck, the Capitol. The Cafe has good vegetarian choices, and the portions are ample. This is not a Michelin restaurant, but it's... More 

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Solid museum cafe-type food, very convenient if you work nearby or are visiting the Bullock Museum. Probably not worth the trip otherwise.

Thank Shelli W
London, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We grabbed a quick lunch whilst visiting the museum and were pleased with the choice and value here. We had a grab and go sandwich and a jacket potato, but there was a good range of hot and cold food available. As it was hot, we opted to sit in the air conditioning of the restaurant, but there is a... More 

Thank 30statesJo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-1342
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-320-0403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?