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Counter Cafe

626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
+1 512-708-8800
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (12 reviews)
“quail” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area, this is definitely a stop you should make. Food and atmosphere are pleasing. Mimosas are on point

Thank littlegirlbigworld
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of those places you need to go to but if you are driving and need to park you may be in trouble The sausage is beyond good and the breakfast potatoes are a must order. If you can sit at the counter...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Want an old small diner experience with quality food of an upscale restaurant with mid-range prices is this is a great place. We will definitely be back. We had the porridge and the quail and eggs, both wonderful! I do have one suggestion and that...More

Thank Masci_JM
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The pancakes were huge, perfectly cooked and tasty. I can't imagine eating more than one. The granola and fruit (with yogurt) was excellent. Super friendly staff with great food.

Thank DanaBear21
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Hubby and I went for a Saturday Morning date and tried out something new. It is a small cafe that offers a big punch of flavor. Well worth a drive to check it out. Will have to go back and try lunch too!

Thank Clara L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Our group of 6 recently stopped in for lunch. We had a variety of menu items - Veggie Burger, Crab Cake Benedict, Breakfast Tacos, and Joe's Special. All the food was very tasty and the service was attentive. The Counter Cafe has the feel of...More

Thank TexItalian
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Counter Cafe was great! Very tiny eating space, so we had to eat outside which for our group from Seattle, was not the best. However, the food was amazing!

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Wow!! The whole restaurant may seat 30 people at one time but don't let that deceive you. It is delicious!! I had the crab cakes Benedict and they did not disappoint. The waitress was absolutely delightful and when in Austin we will definitely go back....More

Thank Meagan H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

So this falls under a true hole in the wall category. Tiny little place. Maybe seats 30 inside, 15 outside. Yes you will leave your name and wait for a seat. Just like all of the other gems here in Austin. But this is one...More

Thank _sliderockstudios
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Fell in move with this place, so quaint and retro. I really liked the food as well, we had the chicken and biscuit, a biscuit and gravy, which has house made sausage and a couple eggs. Loved the chicken and biscuit! If I lived here...More

Thank Toastwitheggs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-5414
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-708-8800
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