South Congress Cafe

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Hands down... my favorite place for Sunday brunch in Austin is the South Congress Cafe (note that they serve brunch every day of the week). The restaurant is also a great place for lunch... Full review →



The curvy ceiling, open floor plan, and retro trim would make the Jetsons feel at ease. The menu is a fusion of Mexican, Southwestern, and seafood.


Frommer's 33

A small, modern establishment in the heart of SoCo that caters mostly to South Austin's leisure crowd, the cafe opens for brunch and dinner. Full review →


Gayot 12.0

South Congress Cafe'€™s surprisingly affordable menu combines Southwestern flair with more European traditions. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The stylish side of Tex-Mex can be found at this hoppin' little cafe, which seamlessly combines a vintage space with modern architecture. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Upscale cafeteria style Continental fare; Pretty good cocktails, too. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Consistent and popular since 2003, this spot is good any time of day. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

A "local favorite" tucked "amid the hipster hangouts in trendy SoCo", this "convivial" eatery serves Southwestern dishes that range from "good to very good." Full review →

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