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Counter Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Each $4.0
Crab Cakes
Counter Burger Patty
6 Oz. $8.0
All Natural Hanger Steak
Cup $3.0
Bowl $6.0
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews brunch eggs benedict crab cakes quail breakfast tacos homemade sausage burger home fries collard greens hollandaise sauce great breakfast spot very small place sit at the counter guy fieri southern style hole in the wall farm to table
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good here and plentiful but the prices are higher. They have some unusual choices such as quail for breakfast. It's a very small place and I never got used to the waitress coming up behind be at the counter. The counter by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rayboy
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Made the walk over from financial district after reading a few reviews. Well worth it! Nothing fancy but all good fare, and wonderful, attentive staff from owner/seater to server to cooks. I’ve had lots of biscuits and gravy in my time, but theirs stood out....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dozmond
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

This is a very small place but totally worth the wait, if there is one. I had the Chocolate Chips Pancakes which was so good. The Mimosas were the best we’ve had in Austin. Definitely make it a point to have breakfast here. Breakfast is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Maria C
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Not a lot of space, but food is excellent! Not your regular diner breakfast. Can't wait to go back!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sezzmi
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I was craving biscuits and gravy. Very dissapointed. Buiscuits were hard. I actually had to use some muscle to cut. Sausage gravy is okay. Bacon was burned and dry.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gigi L
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I trust Guy Fieri and Triple D! Small place. Might be a wait on a weekend. The Southern Style eggs were very good. A crab cake side for $5 with breakfast was a steal. This crab cake was good sized and hardly any filler/breading. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 960robt
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Cozy diner on Lamar. Great breakfast chow and outstanding coffee. Good variety to the menu. A great change of pace from chains & "schlock"!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank John W
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great breakfast at the counter cafe. Biscuits from heaven:) If you plan to visit on the weekend, arrive before 10 to beat the rush. Our 7 year old loved the pancakes too. We came for a second visit while in Austin.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank pharmdiva
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We stopped by for breakfast at 10am on Saturday and were lucky to find a seat on one of the outdoor picnic tables. They have adjustable umbrellas to provide shade from the sun. I had the Counter Benedict which is made with nice sized slices...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to grab breakfast with coffee! I had the blueberry pancake with real butter and real maple syrup and is probably the best I’ve had in Austin. My dining partners got a taco and a Joe’s Special which both were excellent...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank hecktclem
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