The Food on South Congress Avenue in Austin Texas is Not to Miss!

Panoramic views of South Congress Avenue from our apartments in South Congress.

If you want to feel like a million bucks without spending a million bucks, you’ve come to the right place. Here at our apartments in South Congress, we believe in living life to the fullest. To us, that means enjoying some cocktails on our rooftop lounge with skyline views, swimming laps in our urban-style saltwater pool, having your own garage for your car and storage, and appreciating luxurious details like granite counters in the kitchen.

And speaking of the kitchen, we believe that this way of life requires high-quality food, which is easy to find near our apartments in downtown Austin. If you’re looking to enjoy a night out with good food and fun, we’ve got you covered, because if South Congress Avenue is good at one thing, it’s the food.

Cafes and Diners on South Congress Ave for a Good Morning

Whether you’re looking for a place to take the friends for a hangover brunch, a large classic breakfast, or just a place to sip on coffee while typing away at your laptop, South Congress Avenue has everything you need.

While South Congress Café serves up amazing food for three square meals, their brunch is truly notable. Known for their Bloody Mary’s and carrot cake, you’ll have to also try their steak and eggs, or shrimp and grits, if you’re feeling in a southern mood! The food here is carefully considered, beautifully cooked, and you’re sure to turn brunch here into a weekly tradition, it’s so good.

If you’re looking for a seasonally-fresh breakfast in exceptionally chic quarters, you’re sure to love Café No Sé, which is located in the spacious South Congress Hotel and focuses on fresh fare that takes the best from each season. This is a fantastic place to take out-of-town visitors, as the environment is cool, fresh, and represents Austin at its best.

For a more casual breakfast experience, hit up Magnolia Café, which is a comfy joint with a Tex-Mex feel and a lively environment featuring dinosaurs (the fake, decorative kind), abstract art, and houseplants. Arrive hungry – because you’re going to fall in love with their hearty breakfasts and bottomless coffees.

Easy Choices for Dinner

It’ll take you months to dive into all the fantastic dining options close to our apartments in South Congress, but here are some ideas for starters. This famous street in the heart of SOCO has incredible food for every taste bud, so loosen your pants and get ready for dinner to become your favorite meal of the day.

If you’re in the mood for a swanky Italian spot, look no further than Vespaio, which is famous for its rustic, authentic cooking and great wines. Eating at Vespaio is a truly elegant experience, making it a fantastic place to take a date. The food will not disappoint, whether you order the Linguine Con Vongole with its imported linguine, littleneck clams, shallots, garlic, and basil, or the Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, featuring pancetta, scallions, and poached egg. Is your mouth watering yet?

Just across the street is Otoko, a Japanese restaurant that serves up craft cocktails in upscale digs. There are only 12 seats, so be sure to make reservations in advance. Japanese food lovers are sure to go wild over their fresh seafood options and authentic fare.

We all love pizza, and we have those nights where nothing else will suffice. For those nights, look no further than Home Slice Pizza, which serves up home-tossed New York Style slices for dine-in or carryout. Enjoy eating at their outdoor patio or take it home to eat with Netflix… but whatever you do, you’re sure to come back for more mouth-watering slices.

You can’t do Austin without running into world-class tacos! Be sure to check out Güero’s Taco Bar, with its expansive menu and shaken margaritas in its colorful environment that’s sure to make you feel festive. Dine outside on a beautiful day, grab yourself a beer or a mixed drink at the bar, but most of all, enjoy their truly authentic tacos (but don’t take too long trying to decide from their all-encompassing menu! You’ll have to come back again and again to try everything they’ve got!)

For a juicy burger, we’ve got Hopdoddy Burger Bar, with its hip environment and eco-friendly mindset that allows you to enjoy a burger without the guilt. Rest assured that Hopdoddy Burger Bar chooses the best, highest-quality meats for their burgers, making them not only delicious, but eco-friendly. They have a chic outdoor dining environment and burgers of all types that will blow your mind. This is quickly about to become your favorite burger joint on the planet.

Get Your Drink on and Tap Your Toes!

Grab your friends and drinking buddies! Close to our apartments near South Congress, we’ve got bars, pubs, and cocktail lounges for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for a toe-tapping night of live music and ice-cold drinks or a classy wine tasting, we’ve got you covered.

First, be sure to check out the legendary Continental Club, where local and national music acts light up the stage. This bar has true Texas vintage vibes, and features a huge mixing board facing the stage, which means they’re serious about making their music sound amazing. They’re just as serious about their drinks, so go ahead and rack up a modest tab while listening to some incredible live music with friends.

Is there anything more fun than grabbing a round of drinks and singing Karaoke? Look no further than Ego’s, a beloved dive bar with a couple pool tables and down-home vibes. While this place has modest roots, you’re sure to fall in love with its vintage arcade games, holiday decorations, and fun times shared over a karaoke machine, singing Mariah Carey songs from the nineties. You really can’t go wrong.

Wine enthusiasts will surely fall in love with June’s – the wine bar-meets-bistro option for when you want to sip on some wines while having your choice of Americana fare. In their sunny, if not vintage, environment, it’s the perfect place to grab the girls for some delicious desserts and a wine tasting. Sit inside, sit outside, but always enjoy the wine.

A Wealth of Excellent Dining Options Near Our Apartments in Downtown Austin

Our Apartments near Downtown Austin are close to everything that represents the best of Austin – incredible food, amazing locales, and places where the cold drinks flow. At our Apartments in South Congress, you’ll have a spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and updated appliances where you can whip up a fine meal (and you can sip a cocktail on your balcony overlooking the saltwater pool!) but for those nights where you want to grab some friends and hit the town, you’ve got plenty of options right within reach.

Schedule your free tour of our Apartments in SOCO today – so you can discover the best that life has to offer at our luxury pet-friendly apartments in downtown Austin. We’ve got color, style, and great neighbors.

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