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Josephine House Austin

#486 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703-3934
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Coppell, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a special place to take our adult children to breakfast while in Austin. My wife heard about Josephine House from a write up in Remodelista. We decided to give it a go. Everything about the experience was perfect. The French press coffee was quality, the food was thoughtfully prepared and the pastries were to die for.... More 

Thank gnatpew
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went as a group of 7 friends for brunch and were very happy with the food. The restaurant is a fun and cute setting. Our only negative was the lack of warmth from Our waitstaff and positive feedback. We would go back.

Thank Jkdcc
Georgetown, Texas
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had Sunday brunch here but I imagine any meal would be great. Unique menu items in an old house in central Austin. The brunch menu had typical brunch selections but all were prepared and served with a special flare. Well worth a try

Thank tripandtravel
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect Sunday brunch on a Monday morning! Here in Austin just for a week to try different restaurants and we ended up coming here twice. It's feels like nice French cafe, very nicely decorated with delicious food and friendly service. Definitely a must if you are in Austin!

Thank Gul B
Tacoma, Washington
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148 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Super excited to try but the food was kind of disappointing. We tried huevos rancheros $16, summer scafata $22 and breakfast burger &20 but they were average. Lemon ricotta pancakes $18 were amazing however. Very very expensive. The house is so charming but not sure I'd go back.

Thank kikirob
Houston, Texas
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Josephine House is darling! The house looks very much like a Joanna Gaines design (Fixer Upper fans get this) and is very small. This is a vibrant, happy and well designed restaurant. You can sit inside or out although it is hot inside and they admitted they have an AC issue. We had a delightful brunch and enjoyed the menu.... More 

Thank mavsfan2016
Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Quaint house, wonderful service, intimate dining...fantastic food! Our table of six adults enjoyed many different items including steak, fish, desserts! Everything was perfectly prepared. Another Jeffery Group success! Dining options are both inside and outside - we avoided the summer heat and opted to enjoy everything inside!

Thank Herb B
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Had a delicious heirloom tomato and bacon open-faced sandwich with greens on the side. Restaurant is pretty noisy when full. Parking was difficult to find.

Thank Travelwonder24
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Drove into Austin on a Friday afternoon to meet a friend at Josephine House for a late lunch. Arrived at 2:00 p.m. Pulled up and was excited to see quite a few tables outside that were vacant as it was a lovely afternoon. We were immediately turned away as they said they do not take walk ups. Really, we asked?... More 

Thank 56003lee
Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The food was good, but a pretty limited menu. The service was HORRIBLE. It took forever to have our other taken, we finally asked another server to take it. He never checked on us, didn't know what kinds of vodka they had, we had to ask for water, etc. He was just bad. Thankfully the atmosphere was great and the... More 

Thank jayhawks91

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703-3934
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin

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