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Food and restaurants in South Austin, Austin

Top restaurants

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“Large outdoor beer garden with pizza food truck on site. Great place to hang out on a nice day.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Diner
“Just down the street from Allens is the South Congress location of Magnolia Cafe, known for its “Sorry, We’re Open” neon sign and 24-hour diner service. The original location opened as Omelettry West on Lake Austin Boulevard in 1979, and this beloved café has been an Austin favorite ever since. Barack Obama’s 2014 visit cemented the diner’s status as a local icon forever when he met a UT student for coffee there.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Café
“Historic spot with local ingredients and fabulous brunch! Their backyard patio is amazing and their happy hour can't be beat! ($1 beers!)”
  • 137 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Local favorite for Mexican food. Mexican martinis are great. Right after you order, go inside and raid the salsa bar, being sure to get some of each”
  • 159 locals recommend
Bar
“What started as a food truck quickly turned into a brick and mortar store which shows you how good the food is! Everything is served on a donut and the sizes are pretty big so feel free to share! The restaurant is very cute and laid back. ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Tex-Mex Restaurant
“Matt’s El Rancho is an Austin icon. It’s been serving Tex-Mex and margaritas since 1952. Their Bob Armstrong chili con quest dip is legendary. ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Best Tacos - For Real - They're Yummy! Several locations- make Google give you directions- I'll just get you lost. ”
  • 106 locals recommend

Cafes

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Hands-down best brunch spot in the neighborhood. A must go if you're vegan/vegetarian! Lots of breakfast as well as lunch and dinner menu items along with coffee, juices & smoothies. ”
  • 345 locals recommend
Diner
“Just down the street from Allens is the South Congress location of Magnolia Cafe, known for its “Sorry, We’re Open” neon sign and 24-hour diner service. The original location opened as Omelettry West on Lake Austin Boulevard in 1979, and this beloved café has been an Austin favorite ever since. Barack Obama’s 2014 visit cemented the diner’s status as a local icon forever when he met a UT student for coffee there.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This place offers coffee and beers with great space indoors or outdoors to work, relax, or in group settings.”
  • 173 locals recommend
Café
“Several locations across town. 24 Hour Cafe and restaurant. Great breakfast anytime day or night.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Probably the closest walking distance from Paradise in the City. A good spot to work from also. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great local spot for some quick coffee today or stay awhile with your laptop. They have fresh pastries but theres also an awesome breakfast taco truck right outside. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Healthy food with upscale flair, interesting menu, connected to South Congress Hotel ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“This is probably our favorite morning breakfast spot. The owner is super friendly and always there, the food is delicious, and the coffee is perfect. It's about a 20-minute walk or a few minutes by car. ”
  • 40 locals recommend

Bakeries

Coffee Shop
“This is probably our favorite morning breakfast spot. The owner is super friendly and always there, the food is delicious, and the coffee is perfect. It's about a 20-minute walk or a few minutes by car. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
“Retro inspired sweet spot with fun cupcake flavors! The Marilyn Monroe is delicious!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bakery
“A traditional Mexican bakery open and baking 24 hours a day. It’s as authentic as it gets, and you can’t miss the chocolate chip cookies or chocolate/coconut macaroons.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Chic cafe in South Congress Hotel, offering thoughtfully sourced coffee, juice & housemade pastries.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Pastry Shop
“This little gem is right next to the Greetings from Austin mural. No tourist trap here, just delicious offerings. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“H-E-B grocery stores are an important mainstay for Austinites. The historic South Congress location was the very first H-E-B in Austin and iss located within 15 minutes walking distance and 3 minutes by car.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great food and Mariachis once or twice a week. Family owned and operated. Great restaurant with a nice bar and an attached bakery.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Our favorite Thai restaurant with super authentic food. One of the best places for service as well!”
  • 108 locals recommend
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