South Congress Cafe

Café, American
$ $
1600 S Congress Ave (at E Monroe St.)
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 447-3905
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm
9:00am - 10:00pm



  • While the facade and interior are sleek and modern, the menu is full of hearty dishes like Carrot Cake French Toast, which is made with homemade carrot cake.
  • Always packed, always tasty, the South Congress Cafe is a great place to show off the some of the very best of SoCo. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Get the quail. Did you hear me? I said get the %$#@*&$ quail. Just shut up and get the quail.
  • If you're brunching, this is the spot. The Steak & Migas Eggs Benedict are two mounds of egg-and-meat heaven covered in chipotle-spiked Hollandaise and the Bloody Mary is as good as it gets.
  • The food is great, nice staff -- great atmosphere. Try the purple salsa if you dare -- seriously, it's the hottest stuff you will ever put in your mouth. - Christina Warren
  • Try the South Congress White Sangria
  • Two words: Bloody Mary
  • You MUST come here for happy hour-great drink and appetizer prices. Always great service at the bar.
  • Awesome bloody marys here.
  • Best crab cake beni in town! Soo good. Try the baked brie as an appetizer.. you'll crave it.
  • Crispy Duck Confit with sweet potato poblano gratin and mole verde. Off the charts!
  • Their Carrot Cake French Toast is on point. Add a little bacon cooked to perfection and you'll leave full. I was lucky enough to bring home leftovers.
  • They just bought an $18,000 juicer. Best OJ I've ever had.
  • Get the spicy Bloody Mary made with the pepper infused vodka. Perfect for getting rid of the shakes.
  • Best mojitos. Get the salsa app, so good.
  • Macmurray pinor noir is recommended as is the caramelized banana cheesecake
  • if the waits too long swing over to the bar and enjoy the migas & carrot cake French toast from there
  • 20% off at lunch if you sit at the bar
  • Best migas in town

Nearby places

1522 S Congress Ave (at Monroe St)
1300 S Congress Ave (James St. W.)
1706 S Congress Ave (at Milton St.)