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3418 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705-1116
+1 512-452-9888
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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621 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is counter service with a bar. So you can get a glass of wine of a beer with your meal. The food is for the most part is fresh and tasty. They have a nice self service area of condimenty things to add to your food. Like olives and pickles even thin crunchy breadsticks. They have meeting rooms you... More 

Thank Jen78703
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Picked up a burger and fries to go. It was good, no complaints. Friendly staff. Very Casual atmosphere. Quickly Served.

Thank Karl S
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Great selection and fairly quick delivery. Even has alcohol if you are wanting with your meal. Friendly staff with indoor (very cool) and covered outdoor setting.

Thank Wendy S
Hallettsville, Texas
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We'be been here many times and have always been pleased. But, not this time as we've noticed a remarkable drop in quality and service. We ordered the Chicken Salad sandwich again, as we've ordered it before. It came on a big plate on a ciabatta roll with a tiny scoop (think a medallion size scoop). There wasn't even enough of... More 

Thank GC50MH56
Hallettsville, Texas
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139 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We had lunch here. I ordered a Caesar salad with chicken and it was cold, fresh and loaded with grilled chicken. We loved the Oasis bar with self serve drinks, hot sauces, flavored olive oils and olives. A little on the expensive side for lunch (think over $10 for the salad), but a quick and tasty choice.

Thank GC50MH56
Austin, Texas
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We love this place! Great salads, fish, burgers, soups. Condiment bar with fantastic roasted garlic, olives, bread sticks. Open, full of light, great food.

Thank Jake662013
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I have eaten at cafe express restaurants in the past and enjoyed them. Even this location was good when it originally opened. But now, there is an unprofessional staff yelling to one another across the restaurant, and otherwise disinterested in the patrons; and food that neither my wife or I could finish. My turkey chili was particularly odd tasting. I... More 

Thank Mike L
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Visited for first time yesterday, there were adequate vegetarian choices, and I decided on the black bean burger with sweet potato fries. The burger itself was ok - although both burger and bun were on the dry side. It comes with a roasted red pepper sauce that was a little on the spicy side for me. The best part of... More 

Thank AntK13
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2012

We ate here Friday evening and would jump at the chance to go back. Soup and salad combo wasa large bowl of chicken soup with orzo, veggies and stock that was not boullion based or overly salted in any way. kBut the treat was the wonderful salad. Fresh greens,a nd grape tomatoes that had a summer garden taste that I... More 

Thank patazTucson
Austin, TX
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2010

I've been here twice. The food was excellent both times. However, I will not return again except for takeout. This is another place who thinks bare concrete floors and a sterile environment make for a "clean" look or something. All it makes is a LOUD environment and you cannot even hold a conversation! My last experience also involved 3 young... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3418 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705-1116
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-452-9888

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