Counter Cafe

Row 1

626 N Lamar Blvd (btw 6th & 7th)
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 708-8800
Diner, Burgers, Breakfast
$ $
Mon–Sun: 7:30 AM–4:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Order the burger. Avoid everything else. Savor the burger. Wipe hands thoroughly. Exit transformed.
  • This tiny spot offers excellent crab cakes, quail, and hanger steak alongside more typical diner fare. The Counter Benedict with pastrami and grilled pimento cheese sandwiches are standouts.
  • This retro diner serves classics with a Texas twist. It's so tiny that you'll inevitably wait for a table, but it's worth it for dishes like the Counter Benedict.
  • The Counter Benedict is the perfect hangover cure. Thick slices of Niman Ranch pastrami and two gooey-yolked eggs perched on a flaky, open-faced homemade biscuit.
  • This tiny restaurant serves some of the best locally-sourced food we've had in a town wild for locally-sourced food. And, yes, their famous burgers are amazing. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Try the Counter Burger. The sweet, buttery bun forms a toasty halo around the beef. Draped with Cheddar, the Rubenesque hand-formed patty works in juicy accord with Bibb lettuce, red onion and tomato.
  • If you are not sitting at the counter having a conversation with the chef about how he loves his ingredients and the dishes he makes, you are missing out!
  • Avoid going with more than one other person for seating's sake. Best bun around.
  • Probably the best breakfast tacos I've ever had!
  • Great breakfast tacos and the blueberry pancake is great as well
  • Cute, but super loud
  • Pancakes are thick and fluffy. The blueberry pancakes are particularly fantastic.
  • Counter Burger
  • One heart is not enough for this place. Simple things done very well. Fantastic burger. Fantastic bacon. You should eat here.
  • Can't go wrong with any of the following: (in no particular order) burger, breakfast tacos, blueberry pancake (w/ honey butter) and the biscuits & gravy. Sit at the counter & watch the magic happen.
  • I LOVE the breakfast tacos. Just the right amount of food.
  • Great Austin restaurant with true Austin values. Killer breakfast tacos an arguably the best burger in town! Seating can be a tight. Check out on your iPhone while waiting in line!
  • Possibly the best burger in town.
  • Ask for some homemade jam with breakfast!
  • Order something with bacon.