About South Congress Cafe
As the namesake suggests, South Congress Cafe is located in the heart of the entertainment and shopping district on the South side of central Austin. Unlike the namesake, we would really suggest So Co Cafe is a typical cafe. While they do offer feature a great brunch and early hours, the restaurant is modern and upscale than your typical cafe. Opening in 2003, So Co cafe is located in a former drug store from the 1940s. The original brick structure was updated to add artistic architectural touches, giving it a hip and trendy vibe.
The Menu at So Co Cafe
Offering one of the more popular lunch and brunch spots, the menu is dynamic based on the time of the day. You can get an amazing and traditional Eggs Benedict for $13. But many choose to take it to another level by serving it on crab cakes with crispy proscuitto for $15. The dinner menu features appetizers like queso flameado for $11, seafood crostini, pork belly, and beer can quail all for $12. Entrees include several seafood options such as the Seared Gulf Redfish with maitake mushrooms and lump crab, roasted fresno beurre blanc, leek smashed potatoes, balsamic grilled frisee for $24 and Pan Roasted Seabass with sweet corn puree, morita oil, micro basil, smoked brussel sprouts, lime basmati for $28. There’s also a hamburger for $12, St Louis ribs for $18, and grilled beef tenderloin for $34. South Congress Cafe definitely offers a wide variety of options and prices that appeal to anyone with a refined palette.