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About Cafe Josie

Located in a Historic Carriage House with original brick floors and antique french doors salvaged at the turn of the century...Cafe Josie has an unparalleled natural ambiance. We also have a beautiful patio and courtyard that is dog friendly and is great for outdoor dining. We are open for Happy Hour at 4pm and and dinner starts at 6pm Monday - Saturday. Sunday brunch is 10:30am - 2:30pm and features live music in the courtyard. Come by and enjoy 'The Experience', Austin's first and only unlimited chef's tasting menu. We can accommodate any and all dietary restrictions including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan.

1200 B West 6th
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Global, International, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Blanco and 6th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 322-9226

Website:
http://www.cafejosie.com/

Parking Details:
Cafe Josie is a part of "Pecan Square", so anywhere there are signs that designate Pecan Square is ok to park. More specifically, there is a parking lot at the corner of 6th and Blanco in front of Clark's and next to The Wally Workman Gallery that is part of our parking. There is also a parking lot directly behind Cafe Josie.

Executive Chef:
Todd Havers

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Josie Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Special Occasion (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Tapas (11)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Our second time for brunch and it was as wonderful as the first time. Every dish we had was delicious; by far shrimp and grits take the top spot. I want to give Cody a shoutout; for being awesome and doing it right. Would definitely be going back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

The Experience is always great! You get to try different dishes, and for small plates they are a pretty decent sized portions. Great drink selection as well.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience I will go back again the food was amazing and very good service!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

Really cool spot. A bit confused when we got there at 630 for a predrinn at how empty it was, but once we met the bartender & had his creative drinks, we were sold. By 8pm the place was full, and did not disappoint. We loved all of our dishes and the all you can eat made us feel a bit like ballers ordering everything on the menu. Will be a new staple a lot for sure with friends in town!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was Saturday, so we had the fixed-price 'Experience' . Food was great - very creative recipes. Tried a new wine on the recommendation of our waiter, and it was excellent. Service was prompt and mostly unobtrusive. Second time at Josie - won't be the last.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We had the best time at Cafe Josie! Our server was knowledgeable of menu, and encouraged us to try the best items on the menu. I loved the Experience menu. We will be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

When we made our reservations we didn't know that there was a fixed menu for a fixed price on Friday and Saturday nights. The menu was your choice of tapas, as many as you wanted for one fixed price. The food was excellent. It was a fun interactive way to eat dinner. We had 4 at our table, so we tried a variety of different plates. We will be going again.

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Best food on W 6th and maybe the best happy hour in town

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had dinner with a friend. We ordered 9 different tapas dishes. All were different taste treats and really well prepared—no disappointments. Service was excellent. Recommend for those would like to try something off the beaten path and different.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved loved loved! Will absolutely be back for “The Experience”. Such a great value and could not have been more pleased with the food. Brussel Sprouts are the BEST!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 24, 2018

'The Experience' is definitely just that, and so worth it! We went for happy hour and enjoyed tasting almost the full menu. The food is prepared brilliantly and each dish has just the right sauce, seasoning, or accompaniment to make them perfect. The Brussels sprouts are a favorite of the family, but many other dishes are also superb! The brisket and the meatloaf were divine; the scallops and salmon delicious; the kale salad and goat cheese special were outstanding. And you must top all of that off with the crème brulee -- some of the best in town!

Beyond the food, the service is impeccable. We had Vincent, and he did everything to make sure our Experience was the best. Both professional and personable!

This is without a doubt our favorite place in Austin to dine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

anazing brunch

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is such a good place. It's cozy and it is filled with people. The food is fabulous, each plate crafted to precision. The sauces hadn't split at all!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed The Experience - and it was a great experience.
The food was excellent and the service superb - great timing when serving all of the different items we ordered. We will return soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been coming to Cafe Josie since they first opened. In the past month we have had two, 7 persons get-together. Both groups different personalities but the result was the same: The 45$ pre-fixe menu was a hit for everyone. There was a mix of foodies and "I'll eat anything put in front of me" types. Last Saturday, a good friend was with us who has developed award winning restaurants in NYC and Marfa. He was impressed. We won't stop coming back, so be warned Jonathan!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was the find of the year for us. What a fantastic way to spend an evening dining out. The Experience allowed my wife and I to share several bites while also sampling things the other wouldn’t like. Our server was excellent as was the food and wine. Definitely put this on your must try list.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun pre-fix menu and such a great value! Restaurant could use more comfortable dining chairs - they were small wooden ones and not very comfortable.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was amazing. Selection was diverse. Band was great but a little loud.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on January 13, 2018

So while this visit was off to a rocky start - there was a delay in getting our table although the time was past our reserved schedule - the experience was worth the extra wait. The service once we were seated was impeccable and the food, both the variety and quality, was outstanding. We chose the $45 experience with a taste of so many options and the endless servings that proved to not only be delicious but interesting as well. Our favorite was the bisque, not sure if it was for that night only or a daily staple, not to downplay any of the other delightful dishes, until we had the crème brulee for desert which was the absolute best I have ever tasted anywhere, including in France. I heartily recommend the wonderful restaurant for both the quality of the service, the ambience of what was once a carriage house, and the delicious meal that we had. Kudos.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Cafe Josie is my favorite restaurant in Austin. Has been since it opened. The Experience is a delicious way to dine and share the amazing flavors. The bacon onion jam on the mac and cheese is so good! The Brussel sprouts are the best in Austin.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A great way to experience a variety of delicious flavors and innovative combinations. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When we first arrived and realized it was a tasting menu rather than a traditional menu, we were a little unsure. Our waiter explained how everything worked and then the different dishes began arriving. Each plate was very tasty and it was a fun experience to have a variety of tastes. We are looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, outstanding value and service. Thanks

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great experience for our family of six. We loved the fried oysters as well as the Gouda shells with bacon onion jam. Only suggest a better Cabernet Sauvignon selection. Wine options were however acceptable. We had a wonderful Spanish Tempranillo. Would highly recommend this restaurant to all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazingly well done food with excellent service and cocktails

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Finally tried The Experience menu, tastings of lots of things. While it is pricey for me because I just can’t eat that much in one sitting, the food is wonderful, creative, beautifully prepared and presented. Overall, a wonderful experience. I wish I could have had dessert but didn’t make it that far.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Austin. “The Experience” is a changing menu of tapas for a single total price - all delicious bites!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing brunch! The entire family enjoyed the food and staff.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious and great value.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Perhaps the best meal you can buy in Austin. It's not cheap, I think $45 pp, but it's all you can eat from their amazing tapas menu. There's, probably 10-15 items to choose from. The thing that just astounds me is how good absolutely everything is on the menu. My wife and I were picking best and "worst" tapas as we went along, but again, our "worst" was still super flavorful and delicious.

The only negative I can say is that I think they could work on the interior decorating a bit. We were in the closed in porch area and the walls were pretty much blank. If they'd pop a little art on the walls, I think it would do wonders.

Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I hate to tell everyone how great it is. I'm afraid we won't be able to get reservations!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoyed. This is our 2nd time there. Really enjoy the tasting menu. Really no atmosphere, but the food helps make up for that. Pretty sure everyone enjoyed their drinks. Good for a low key dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We enjoy this restaurant but I phoned ahead to let them know it was for a birthday and they never said a word to us about the birthday and they didn’t do anything to acknowledge. The restaurant was 1/4 full if that but our server kept rushing us to bring the next course even though we kept asking to slow things down. Food is excellent. We will return but please allow your clients to take their time and not be interrupted over and over.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This is a favorite place for me. Great food with an innovative tasting menu that lets you try all kinds of things — without leaving hungry or broke. It is also quiet enough to be able to hear the others at your table:-)

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food, great atmosphere and customer service. Our server Danny which whom we have had the pleasure of having as our server on several occasions is awesome!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food great servers very romantic setting would recommend for date night

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our waiter Johnathan was awesome, the food fantastic, and an overall value and gem of an Austin restaurant. Wonderful evening. Great for couples and friends.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The tasting menu was delicious and well worth the $45 price. Further more, one can ask for as many serving as one like. Service was excellent and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our second time here and plan to return again and again. Had a delicious gumbo and coq au vin unlike any other we’ve ever had. It was the chef’s special and it was fabulous. Half price bottles of wine on Tuesdays is wonderful, too!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food and service were amazing! Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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