South Congress Café, an Austin South Congress restaurant, is known for its award winning Bloody Mary, carrot-cake French toast & daily brunch & dinner in a retro-modern atmosphere. The inspired Southwestern fare at this relaxed, upscale eatery features inventive, distinctive dishes. Beautiful outdoor patio, full craft bar and beer on tap. The café emerged in 2003, influenced by a new generation of local artists and fare. The building was originally a drug store built in the 1940’s. To preserve the charm and history of old Austin, it showcases the original brick structure with modern architectural details.