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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

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Tasting Menu (21)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Romantic (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Tapas (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (8)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went here for anniversary dinner and The Experience menu was so tasty and creative in addition to being fun getting a few tastes of so many different dishes. It was also very quiet, hard to find in Austin now. It was Monday evening though so maybe not as quiet on weekends. But we loved it and would definitely recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Texas)·Dined 5 days ago

The Brunch Experience was great! The only minor negative was that they were running out of some of the items, but since it was the first time serving brunch I can understand. I look forward to trying their dinner menu too!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Brunch was the bomb! As always, every single dish was amazing!

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Wow. It was their first time doing brunch and I had heard good things. A friend and I had about 15? plates. Too me, they're too tiny even for tapas. I enjoyed all the plates except the baby bok choy and fried rice. That was an awful way to end such a pleasant meal. But everything else was great, the fried chicken, the pancakes, the pumpkin roll, mimosas etc. We managed to sit next to a table of boisterous people so it was a bit difficult to hear but aside from that, I'll be back again!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Total surprise. The EXPERIENCE was incredible. We had 15 small plates for four of us. Evey dish was incredible. We had no idea what to expect and were THRILLED.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really enjoyed the customizable menu of small plates “the Experience”
They were able to handle my GF DF dietary requests

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 8, 2017

A friend who lives here recommended this restaurant. We liked it so much that we plan to make it a weekly event while we’re in town for 2 months. Pulled pork special was fabulous and a beautiful Burgundy Pinot noir. Loved the jazz duo but the noise level grew as dinner hour rolled around and I doubt anyone really heard them. Overall, we liked every aspect of this charming and cozy restaurant. Great food, great wait staff, soft lighting. And, half price wine on Tuesday is always a treat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Casual, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing. Every dish we ordered was phenomenal. 10 out of 10 would try again. I will definitely be taking out of town guests here in the future. I'm just upset that I haven't tried this place sooner. Wonderful concept.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I celebrated my birthday there. My parents and I had a lovely time with great food and wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

A group of 8 visiting Austin dined at Cafe Josie and it was spectacular! The food was fabulous and the concept of the unlimited small plates was unique. We had a wonderful evening sitting outside and thoroughly enjoyed our evening and wonderful meal. Great job, Cafe Josie!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner. Had not realized that it was only a tasting menu. We tried almost everything on the menu and loved all of it.
I also enjoyed the leisurely pace of the meal. We could sit and visit, think about what we wanted next, all without worrying if someone was coming for our plate.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second trip and Cafe Josie did not disappoint. Menu changes regularly so it was completely different than the last time we were there. Food was outstanding! Great little plates served endlessly. We left full and happy. Service was outstanding but, to be fair, we went early before they were very busy so it's hard to tell how it would work with a full house. We both ordered "The Experience" which, in our opinion, is the only way to go in this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely terrific food and service. Loved the menu concept.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I had good dinner at Café Josie. I wish there were a few less pride items on the menu but everything we ordered was wonderful .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great place...food over the top! Do The Experience...so worth it. Can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Sat outside on a gorgeous night. Most of the dishes we had were very good. A few standouts were the brussel sprouts, smoked pimento cheese, shells and cheese, smoked chicken, and the creme brule. The only downside to the experience was the slow coursing and drink service. Just a heads up, the dessert is not included in the tasting menu pricing (but is worth it if you have room). Would give it another shot since the food and ambiance were so good!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Favorite restaurant! The Experience is oustanding time after time. Every dish unique, prepared with exquisite attention to detail in the flavors and presentation. Reminds me of the fine dining in New Orleans. This food deserves a more upscale ambiance.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent food, a little on the salty side but we tend to be sensitive to it when others may not notice. Lots of fun, and the wait staff seemed to work very well together.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic service, delicious food and a fabulous menu concept!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Everything I ate was delicious and our server was wonderful about making recommendations. Great lunch!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our party of four had the Experience. It was outstanding and our out of town visitors thought it was one of the best meals they have had in a while.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great service - prompt, thoughtful, friendly, efficient. Amazing food in The Experience menu!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great experience. A wonderful variety of food options. Service was exceptional as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The experience is awesome...a must try!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Danielle was AWESOME! She loves her job and makes you love her for the experience! We sat outside and the service was just as good as it is indoors.

We tried almost everything on the prix fixe menu. Brussel sprouts are still our favorite in town and we ordered seconds of these. The fried goat cheese is amazing too! The cauliflower went well with the little spare rib-order one for everyone in your party-can't really share this. The shells and cheese were delicious and paired well with the smoked chicken.

The swordfish was a feature not on the menu. It was incredible! Save room for the banana beignets with maple rum ice cream and fresh brewed coffee.

We will be back!!!!!!

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Great menu of small plates. Innovative menu with fixed price approach. All the plate we had were wonderful. All we would order again. Great service! Nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Never disappoints! Love the atmosphere, very intimate yet lively!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The dining experience was interesting. You choose small plates which are delivered one plate at a time. Many choices are available and you can order as many plates as you wish for this pris fixe price. It is dining with dinner deconstructed into these dishes. Service was timely and well paced. The food itself was mostly very good but a bit salty for our tastes. Because the menu is set, this restaurant would best fall into a special occasion visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Amazing amazing food!!! If you like to try different foods, go for the Experience! You get a little bit of everything and can order as much as you want for one price! We had fun and really enjoyed our evening there! Danni, our waitress, was amazing! She made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great restaurant. We had the tasting menus, which gives you all of the small plates, if you can eat that much. The food is outstanding, the ambience is wonderful (quiet) and the service was spectacular. We'll be regulars.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We sat outside in their cute patio area and loved it. Worried at first service wouldn't be as good as only one other table out there with us, but our server was great. We ordered 4 courses to start with the unlimited course experience and each dish was amazing. My boyfriend got the pork dish twice. Get the brussel sprouts! Have never tasted something like that and was so good. We would go back here a lot if we lived in Austin.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was great except one dish - the fried goat cheese. It was in a green pesto-like sauce that was really not good. All the other dishes were extremely creative and delicious. Our problem is with the air conditioning. It was cool when we got there and started getting humid and hot as we ate. I was sweating head to toe. Other folks in the restaurant were sweating. Shame of you, Cafe Jose, for feeding me great food and messing up my evening by not running the GD AC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Outstanding in every way. Creative cuisine beautifully presented. The tasting menu, called "The Experience," is the best value in the city. Our server, Vincent, guided us through the many delicious options on the menu and made the evening as good as it gets.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The visit was the second time to try the "experience" menu. We had a foody friend in from Atlanta who was blown away with the variety of dishes and the quality of the food and presentation. Vincent (waiter) was extremely attentive. For sure we will go back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Absolutely, one of our best dinners in Austin. Our server, Taylor, was outstanding- attentive, yet not overbearing. Jazz tonight nice background; still room for great conversation without having to feel like you need to yell at each other. But, I have neglected to say that the food was truly magnificent-- delicious, varied, creative without getting crazy-- we loved it.

We will be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We eat out at least twice a week and we have so many options to choose from in Austin. Josie's just made #1 on our list! I cannot wait to go back. I was too full to try everything on the perfectly matched and proportioned prix fixe menu (all you can eat for just $45/person). We had bread with the most incredibly addictive garlic butter I've ever tasted, followed by my new favorite Brussel sprouts (delectable honey glaze and pecans) that I could have had seconds or even thirds of! The fried goat cheese was beautiful with my sparkling bubbly too! The peach salad was so yummy and the fried oysters were light and tasty. The brisket was so tender and the banana beignets with maple rum ice cream were TO DIE FOR!!!!! I have at least 6 items I was too full for, so I've got to get back before the menu changes (about every 4 months with the seasons) according to our fabulous waiter, Vincent. Oh-there's parking behind the restaurant too!!!!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Cafe Josie is my favorite place for a nice dinner in Austin. The Experience is so FUN, it livens up even a bad date. It's nice to know what you are paying going in and even if one of the small plates doesn't knock your socks off, you just try the next thing! Plus, unlimited plates means you don't leave hungry. The ambiance is great, the location is convenient for post-dinner drinks and the service has been fabulous every time I've gone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had a lovely evening with friends. Even when the restaurant filled up, we could still converse without shouting at each other which is increasingly rare these days. As always, the food was delicious and interesting.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This small, charming venue has small well decorated rooms with small tables. The menu is creative with some healthy options scattered throug out. I had a salmon salad that included fried Brussels sprouts and dried cherries. I also ordered a side of roasted okra. The service was flawless and the atmosphere was bright and cheerful. This is authentic Austin at its best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is a pretty great place. Have been in ATX 10 years and just happened to check it out on a first date. Marvelous, wonderful, exquisite, etc. - will be back! I

Tags: Disabled Access, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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