2018 Diamond - Voted #4
South Congress Cafe
If visitors know Austin, then they know South Congress Ave is the place to be other than maybe 6th St. and Zilker park. So, a restaurant named South Congress Cafe has to live up to expectations. Emerging onto the scene two decades ago, this Citywide Spotlight featured destination reflects on how the business feels about their food: keep the roots local and striving for culinary greatness with innovative ideas and constant daily challenges. South Congress Cafe was originally a drug store built in the 1940’s, but of course is now a restaurant. Visitors will absorb the charm and history of old Austin while dining here with the original bricks still at the bar. If it’s a nice and sunny Texas day, make sure to grab a table at the patio. A backyard paradise on steroids with beautiful mosaic tables, trees blocking harmful UV rays and a setting fit for a wedding.