We appreciate any excuse to plan a day on South Congress, and brunch at this longtime Austin staple is a great one. The food is modern American, and it’s crowd-pleasing all around. Get there early or plan to wait - either way you’ll find a way to use your time wisely.
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Joann’s Fine Foods
Joann’s Fine Foods is an all day spot in the lobby of the Austin Motel on South Congress with a big menu and a very cool space.
Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice on South Congress is bringing New York-style thin crust pizza to Austin, and is definitely worth a visit.
Guero’s Taco Bar
The rare tourist destination that locals love too. This is one of the more fun Tex-Mex hangs in town.
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Cafe No Sé
Cafe No Sé is one of two beautiful restaurants inside the South Congress Hotel. Head here if you’re looking for something healthy-ish.
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Head to Jack Allen’s in Oak Hill with a group when you want to feel comfortable and taken care of but don’t want to bring people to your home.
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Mattie’s At Green Pastures
Mattie’s at Green Pastures is a historical restaurant serving Southern food and a great brunch in Bouldin Creek.
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