Café No Sé

4.6
253 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located in South Congress Hotel, Café No Sé is an all-day café featuring seasonal breakfast, lunch and dinner fare, as well as weekend brunch.

Enjoy Café No Sé All Day Rosé, featuring 25% off bottles of rosé from sun-up to sundown daily.

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What 253 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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annarachelmayer
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fabulous service, great experience overall.

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LindseyS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, healthy menu and everything we had was fantastic with great service too!

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lakey
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

This is a really good cafe to get some healthy and tasty food. It is more of a lunch atmosphere than evening dining - casual, no table cloths and no stemware for wine but clean and welcoming. There was only one waitress serving the room the night we went yet she handled it with ease and grace. She was attentive and helpful. We started with the hummus plate which we shared between the two of us but could have easily served 4. We are gluten free so a nice sized plate of veggies showed up to replace the pita. Hubby had the burger which he normally prefers medium rare but was told the chef serves it well and if he doesn't like it she will bring him something else.....well it was delicious! (trust the chef he knows what he is doing) I had the hanger steak because I have never had hanger steak before. It was tender and delicious and the brussel sprouts with them were very tasty . The beer choices were local (as I recall) which we were happy about and the wine choices were good - a little something for everyone. We didnt have dessert so cant comment on that. If you have having to deal with the parking on south congress and boy who doesnt - the Congress Hotel where the restaurant is located has a parking garage and they will validate parking for two hours. All around a good deal, a good meal, a good night out - I recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and service

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HunterD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Location and Ambiance are great, food was under-seasoned and staff seemed not to care about attentiveness.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipMandd
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Absolutely incredible experience all around. The food was exceptional!! Staff was sooo friendly. The ambiance is also lovely. Can’t wait to go back!

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mrym
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Dripping water from ac vents on my friend required us to move our table.

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Mena
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot. Low key, wonderful menu, friendly servers. The cocktails are great!

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Salad very good, service very good. We ate outside and since we are on Congress we new it would be loud but at time it was unpleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Cafe No Sé before our senior prom and it was amazing. The service was great and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the little dinner getaway. The food was amazing in the ambience of downtown really made it a lot of fun. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Needed more servers. SOOOOOO SLOW

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OpenTableReviewer
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and staff was great.

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Holly
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great location on South Congress for shopping and dining. Lovely indoor and outdoor space with great service and sanitization during COVID. We enjoyed our food and drinks a lot!

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RachelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a great restaurant!! i would be back soon for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, Natasha was our server and she was simply brilliant!!! Definitely going back!!!

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AddieP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST FOOD IN AUSTIN!!! The service was incredible, atmosphere was amazing, and this is my top recommendation for brunch, lunch or dinner in Austin!

Café No Sé
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you SO MUCH for the great review, Addie!

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Deanna
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lots of hype and unfriendly servers. There were very few reservations available so we were grateful to finally get a one. Upon arrival we were surprised to see only 15% of tables occupied. Plus the server was arrogant and unfriendly. We opted to forgo ordering dinner and left after one round of cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time with my girlfriend! Great food

Café No Sé
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you for choosing Cafe No Se for such a special night with your girlfriend! Come back and see us soon!

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TabethaG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crawfish beignets, the hanger steak, and the butterscotch lava cremeux. One if the best dinners ever. 10/10

Café No Sé
Responded on March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, Tabetha! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful time! Come back and see us soon!

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MatthewS
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors for Valentine’s Day.

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HappyHourHappyLife
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great. Service was extremely slow. My biggest complaint is the bathroom sink. The sink was clogged and it was a low profile style which didn’t leave much room between the bottom of the sink (and even less because it was clogged) and the faucet. Made it hard to wash my hands and not touch the dirty clogged sink water. Yuck.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big portions, nice environment

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vipStevenL
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an AMAZING experience at Cafe No Se. it’s one of our favor day date spots. The service is always personal and individualized. The food is healthy and delicious! Our puppy, Lucy also love this spot because they have pup-sicles:) thanks for always being amazing!

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vipDinomite
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I was not particularly impressed with the food. We had avocado toast and the cowboy breakfast. The toast was decent. I disliked the pork on the cowboy as it was sweet. The beans had a decent flavor but the sunny side up eggs we cooked through with no yolk. I ordered coffee but it was lukewarm. Just expected fantastic based on the reviews and $35 price tag. Probably not going back.

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ScottS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Austin. Wonderful location for work, dates, or catching up with a friend. The service is second to none.

Café No Sé
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks for the five stars, Scott!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a great dinner but had an issue with the table we were given. The hostess was quick to move us, but you really should inform your guests they will be seated at a high top table beforehand, we could have let them know that wouldn’t work. My mother has a back problem and can’t sit in a higher chair.
Overall loved the food and will be back, wanted to let you know about our experience. Thank you!

Café No Sé
Responded on February 5, 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! We are always happy to accommodate specific requests for seating preferences - simply add a note in your reservation to let us know ahead of time! Thanks again for stopping in, and we hope you'll be back soon!

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vipBLW84
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got the laffa bread to share, which was delicious, and the warm olives, which were disappointing. The hanger steak was great. Cocktail sizes were pretty small, too much ice, better to get wine or beer.

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KathleenJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly less crowded Austin on South Congress option for a date night. Great vegetarian options plus something for all (burger and fries or shellfish Paella). My Crispy cauliflower was delicious. The space feels tucked away from the Congress Street bustle and multiple parking options were available. Waitstaff was helpful with our drink order (paleta in your drink description means frozen treat)- we enjoyed the Salty Bee. Reasonable pricing and a nice atmosphere. Will return.

Café No Sé
Responded on February 5, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Kathleen! We hope you'll be back soon.

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KristyE
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Location is great. Food was meh. Service was meh. Drinks were meh. If I’m paying that much money I expect all of the above to be waaaay better.

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vipangelap
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for an early NYE dinner and were blown away by the food, value, and service. Most restaurants were charging and arm and a leg for prefixe (sp?) NYE menus and we were getting discouraged with out search. We then found a reservation at Cafe No Se and the food was absolutely delicious. I have always had a pleasant experience here and highly recommend!

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vipCourtneyT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always my go to spot for breakfast. The place is cute, the food is great, and it’s usually not as crowded in the morning time. I would definitely recommend this spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We came with high expectations based on the reviews and scarcity of open reservations and were disappointed on almost every front. Our meal was during off-peak hours and service was still snails pace. The eggs were over-cooked, the bacon was what you’d expect from a hotel continental breakfast, you’d have to get 3 drinks before you felt a buzz (despite having empty stomachs from the slow service). Two stars for the artwork alone. Maybe they intentionally starve you so you spend ample time observing the space rather than eating. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving lunch/brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious! We sampled quite a few of the pastries! Everything we tried was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place- delicious food and bev, and great service

Café No Sé
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thanks for joining us! We are thrilled to hear we hit all of the marks for you. We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were here for Austin Restaurant Weeks and are from their special menu. It was amazing and I look forward to going back again for their regular menu items.

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MaggieO
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Waiter didn’t seem like he wanted be there, but the food was excellent.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Café No Sé using the Order Online button. Café No Sé also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 942-2061.

Café No Sé is rated 4.6 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

Café No Sé does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://cafenoseaustin.com/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.