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South Congress Cafe

1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-447-3905
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (148 reviews)
“migas” (63 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here on Whim and really loved it. We will be back for the eggs and bacon. Had the french toast and it made me loose my socks.

Thank waltymcwalty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We don't come to Austin often but when we do we make this one of our stops. Being from Houston we think it is reasonably priced gourmet food. Nice wine list reasonable priced my husband always gets the duck he loves it I got the...More

Thank meme952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we sat out back on the patio with a group of 9 girls for a bachelorette brunch. our server was awesome and the food was delicious. every single girl loved their order. GET THE QUESO! we said it's the best we've ever had. highly recommend...More

Thank mehallaren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped in here for brunch on our way to shopping. I had the grilled chicken salad and it tasted great, and our server was very kind and attentive. Will definitely visit again the next time I am in Austin!

Thank Zena J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was had a very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious, we well as reasonably priced. The service was extremely slow. I believe they were short handed on the afternoon we went. It wouldn't stop me from returning. I ordered Migas Dias. The...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A great Friday evening. Nice staff, really well prepared food. This was my first visit but not my last. My daughter and son-in-law said this is one of their favorite restaurants and I now know why. The redfish was excellent.

Thank teebee777
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and wine. The service was lovely and so was the atmosphere. The wine list was exceptional and the food choices were creative and well presented. My salad was just perfect and my husband enjoyed his meal as well. The only...More

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The food is always fresh, unique and delicious. If you arrive at 5 pm, the drinks and appetizers are half price. The specials of the day are great and I have a hard time deciding what to order because everything on the menu is delicious....More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Fun area for walking around a bit before or after dinner, place has a full bar, excellent service & food. Not the best spot for kiddos, but a wonderful place for good food & conversation since it's not too noisy & has a great cozy...More

Thank Angie O
Reviewed 14 July 2017

What a wonderful way to return to Austin! Farm-fresh ingredients treated with perfect preparation, a delicious wine choice, an atmosphere that encouraged conversation between my husband and two of our adult children--our experience soothed my soul at the end of a harried day. I was...More

Thank Laura W
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Questions & Answers
14 July 2016|
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Response from dop79 | Reviewed this property |
No private room.
Frank M
3 July 2016|
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Response from Michael C | Reviewed this property |
I saw a couple kids when we were at brunch but no kids menu. I probably wouldn't take a child
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-447-3905
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