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Café No Sé, Austin, TX

Café No Sé

4.7
4.7
301 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 and Reverse Happy Hour, Monday to Friday 6pm-8pm for $2 off beer, wine & menu cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Take Away Orders Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm All Day Dining Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 942-2061

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kendal Duque

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Milton Street

  • Parking details

    Validated self parking is available dependent on capacity. $4 per hour after the first 2 hours. Valet parking is also available at $10 for the first 2 hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Healthy

  • Austin

    American

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Healthy

  • Austin

    American

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  1. MG

    MrGoto

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Out waitperson was great.. food tasted good and was thoughtfully prepared. Drinks were good. Had a good meal until the bill came: the cost was surprising! Rigatoni was $20, rum punch drink was $15. Appetizer was $20. All of those should have been 1/3 to 1/2 as pricey as they were for the ambiance, etc. The evening we went.. the hotel lounge was throbbing music so loud at 7pm it was difficult to hear our fitness talk. Overall it was a descent time, but if I’m going to pay $160 for 3 people, there might be better options.
  2. LB

    LeighB

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love cafe no se! Food and drinks were delish as always and service was wonderful! Always a sure bet.
  3. FT

    Food4Thoughts

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time to Café no sé which was recommended by a friend/colleague and the food was great! The decor was very fitting with the style of food and I enjoyed every minute
  4. PD

    PDLD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We were finishing a vacation and needed a nice place for dinner close to the hotel. Great walk through SoCo, allowed us to have ice cream nearby after. Part of local slice of Austin culture.
  5. K

    Kirbzster

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of awesome flavors. We went just for dessert the first night and it was exquisite, so we came back the next day for dinner and were not disappointed!
  6. MM

    MariaelenaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch in the late afternoon and sat outdoors. Was lovely.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going here, food, and drinks were great! We’ll definitely be coming back in the near future!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the pineapple coconut Sunday. Such an excellent dessert. I had the tuna poke bowl added jalapeños and avocado and it was great. The service was excellent too. Really enjoyed finding this restaurant
  10. D

    Diana

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Especially recommend the octopus.
  11. a

    atxnerd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Charred Octopus is a delightful sandwich deconstruction or fresh take on bruschetta that I recommend anyone and everyone try.
  12. VG

    VictoriaG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Café No Sé for late lunch after visiting some shops on Music Lane. The food was phenomenal and the dessert was outstanding! Will gladly visit again.
  13. C

    Cecilia

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service was great! The staff was accommodating and went above and beyond to handle our large party and requests. Cocktails were excellent!

    Café No SéResponded on March 20, 2022You all were so nice, we are delighted that you all enjoyed your experience what us especially during a busy SXSW. Come back soon!

  14. C

    Cris

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Great food and even better service. Casey was extremely accommodating. Tables weren’t too close, which made for nice private conversation. (And they weren’t separated because of Covid) I look forward to going back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  16. MP

    MarileeP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful roasted garlic and friendly service.
  17. AT

    ATXgirl

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dining at Cafe NoSe is always a pleasure! The food quality is wonderful. I LOVED the grilled octopus entree. Everything is fresh and delicious. Wine selections are interesting, and very good. Our server, Holly, was SO friendly and helpful. She did an awesome job.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love the menu and environment. Service lacked sophistication (timing of food, knowledge of the wine menu, etc.)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Interesting menu but average food for dinner. The chicken entree was pretty good. Nice atmosphere though. I’d try it again for brunch maybe.
  20. S

    Shelby

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took myself on a date to this restaurant and brought my kindle with me. It had amazing cocktails, dinner, and coffee for dessert. Not too noisy and the sweetest aesthetic. I would highly recommend for a date night or girls night.
  21. TH

    TaraH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was prompt and kind. Salmon was tasty. We enjoyed it very much.
  22. s

    samk

    Caribbean

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Milanese and the charred octopus are our favs
  23. A

    Almixco

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Super cozy vibes and the food is decent, but definitely too pricey for what you get. Employees were friendly. Nice casual place for brunch with your friends!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a birthday gathering here and the place was so cute inside. The drinks were amazing and the service was awesome. I got the octopus and it was delicious. Also the steak and salmon looked so good. Service was 10/10 recommend this place!
  25. CB

    CourtneyB

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Sunday evening - not very busy but that just meant great service and not noisy. Food was amazing and a decent amount for the price. Highly recommend the cocktails. Also try the honey golden milk! Excellent service. Would 10/10 recommend
  26. L

    Lucy

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner, the food was exceptional and our waiter, Ryan was so sweet and attentive! One of my favorite dinners out in a while :)
  28. M

    Meredith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really lovely dinner. Definitely recommend the sangria!
  29. LL

    LisaLewis

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. We will be going back soon!
  30. MK

    MeghanK

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I love cafe no se! The food and ambiance are always wonderful. Our waitress was friendly but seemed to want to rush us out of the restaurant so she could get out even though it was only 8:20pm. Picking up plates before we were finished, etc. It was a special night for us so feeling that sense of urgency to finish wasn’t exactly the kind of thing we wanted to experience!
  31. KP

    KristenP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner immensely. Our cocktails were delicious. The Fall Y’all was no joke strong. We ordered the mushroom bolognese rigatoni, turkey with mashed potatoes and cranberry dressing, salmon with puréed beets and green beans, and oyster stuffing and sweet potatoes with delicious spice! Favorite item? Everything! The staff was very accommodating and you could tell that they ALL worked well together. It was a wonderful dinner!!
  32. s

    samk

    Caribbean

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their charred octopus is the best in the City. Chicken Milanese is phenomenal too.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Another great date night here. Great place for a nice meal on a Saturday night before going out without a long wait. The salmon and fries are among the best in town. The warm butterscotch blondie is a must try but ask if they can add ice cream.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were five friends, the food was delicious and perfect service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very good food. My soup however was a small portion, lots of bread on the side though. Great ambience and service.
  36. BB

    BeckyB

    Austin

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Friendly staff, but really slow. Salmon was overcooked. It wasn't a particularly bad experience, but not a place I would rush back to.
  37. DD

    DebbieD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Our first time. Our server, Ryan, was awesome & friendly!
  38. J

    Jennifer

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was lacking - the restaurant seemed understaffed and the waitstaff seemed a little uncoordinated (e.g. waiter unsure which table to bring our plates to; multiple waitresses taking our drink order; multiple check-ins at the front end of service but none really toward the middle/latter end; waitress asking us if we're ready for our next course instead of firing it when she saw we were finishing our previous one.) Cute decor/ambiance. Unfortunately we came when a large bachelorette party was dining as well - noise level was a bit loud and unavoidable since they were seated in the center of the dining room. The 2-person tables are awkward bc the table legs are poorly positioned - my date and I both knocked our knees multiple times. Food was ok - I appreciated the thought that must have gone into their conceptualization and presentation, but some dishes fell short as far as flavors (wedge salad, pan-seared salmon). My favorite dish of the night was the charred octopus, but even that ate a little salty. Overall a bit of an underwhelming experience - didn't live up to the hype. At this price point, I expected more.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    This place had super cool vibes. Food was good, as well as the service. Acoustics were terrible - good luck hearing anything. I couldn’t hear the person talking who was sitting next to me. The door also slams every time, so try not to sit next to the door.
  40. C

    Clio

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The chef is creative, using interesting ingredients and combinations, though many dishes were underseasoned. The strawberry shortcake sundae was delicious. Our waiter was cheerful and friendly, if forgetful about bringing requested items.

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 4.7 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Café No Sé

1603 South Congress Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Milton Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Take Away Orders Daily 7:00 am–8:00 pm All Day Dining Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated self parking is available dependent on capacity. $4 per hour after the first 2 hours. Valet parking is also available at $10 for the first 2 hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kendal Duque

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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