Café No Sé

4.6
204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in South Congress Hotel, Café No Sé is an all-day café featuring seasonal breakfast, lunch & 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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HB
Austin
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very good

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was ok, not fantastic. Shrimp was over cooked in the paella.

WG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cafe No Se. This place has a clean and sophisticated dining experience but won't break the bank. All the food is freshly sourced and the waiters are all very nice and great at their job. If you're looking for a place on South Congress for a delicious brunch or a calming early dinner, this is your spot.

TL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great salad with Gravlax!

u
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Menu is static.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was great but the food was less than average. Super disappointed since I had heard good things about this restaurant.

B
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friday night after a holiday was a little quiet, and great for us as locals not having to deal a lot of other people. The food was very good, and a small substitution was not a problem, and the service was top notch. Value was in line with other restaurants along S Congress. Great experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute restaurant but not the best food ever- service was eh but the hotel was overall a great concept

W
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good though despite asking how much avocado was in the cucumber soup and getting the “not much” answer I was just overwhelmed by what should have instead been called avocado bisque! The tuna poke bowl was delicious as was the avocado toast and home fries. The drinks are super pricey especially given they give you ice tea in one of those little orange juice glasses and charge $10 for a 16oz bottle of lemonade. We sat outside and the fans weren’t on (we’re later told they were broken when asked if they could be turned on) so we suffered through swarms of flies trying to share our lunch. I’d probably go again given the great location and people watching as well as majority of the food. Tho next time I won’t order the soup or sit outside.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Amy, was fantastic and very attentive. We had some food allergies at the table and she helped us find the perfect dishes! Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

PS
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall we have enjoyed dining at No Se, and having visited several times we have explored most of the menu. The drinks always are quite good with a lot of flavor, often providing a combination of very different and unexpected flavors. However, the menu doesn't seem to change; while time may be OK for out of town guests who frequent the venue only during a visit to Austin, it's kind of boring for multiple-return customers, ps.

JE
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the pork shoulder and the Burrata & Prosciutto was amazing. I wasn't as excited by the branzini and risotto, but my husband loved it.

a
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place and they have the best hamburger and hummus in town

LR
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Waitress didn’t know menu (what was gf/dairy free). She called one dish (sorrel sorbet) a weed. Meh service.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely & whimsical spot for a delicious breakfast. Good service, great recommendations by our waiter, and delicious food! We would happily return! A great start to a fun day exploring Austin!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as well as the service! Would definitely come back for brunch or any other meal for that matter. The sweet potato hash and GF pancakes were my favorite!

m
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu! I love taking out of town guests to this restaurant, especially because there are other areas to take in within the hotel complex, the coffee shop, Central Standard and a great lounge for drinks.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant. The staff was professional and helpful. The food was delicious. The portions were perfect and the price was very reasonable. We had a wonderful and memorable meal.

C
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rose pour over is such a delightful drink! Food was great, and atmosphere was superb!

OT
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We split the French Toast and the Cowboy Breakfast to each get sweet and savory and were very impressed by both. The service was spot on too. I will definitely go here again!

SS
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The grade is B-. The brunch was ok. The food wasn't as expected. The food ingredients on the dishes were running to each other. While the restaurant is trying to make an impression of a hip place, the menu is a mixed with no consistency- not enough to get full or too much to eat for a meal.

AG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Pretty space, very nice staff, fun location. We went for brunch, and I think we just ordered the wrong things (especially my small, flavorless quinoa bowl), as we were both pretty underwhelmed by our meals and walked out hungry after not finishing them. Would possibly try again, but there are so many good options out there.

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

i went here with my mom during a mother-daughter trip to austin. while we had read that cafe no se was highly regarded for brunch, we decided to go for dinner on the last night of our trip. service was great, ambiance was charming, food was good. exactly what we wanted for a goodbye dinner!

J
Tahoe
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Easter Breakfast for us, as we were visiting from out of town. A friend of my daughter's who is from the area recommended Cafe No Se to us and we were so glad that she did. Loved the decor, loved the food! Great job Cafe No Se!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is beautiful and the food is amazing! Our waitress was so kind and willing to offer recommendations (which were awesome)! Great restaurant!

J
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I don’t know how to properly answer the noise level question but it was good? Wait staff was excellent. Food was very over priced however. We went because it was 50% off and I can’t believe the dish I got was normally $18. I would say the value of what we ordered is $30 and without the discount it would have been $45 pre tip. Overall good on everything, i just think the prices need to come down a bit before I come back. Good luck, I hope you make it.

SL
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I dropped by with our golden doodle for lunch and they were so nice! The hostess brought our pup a water bowl and treat. The good was super delicious and the service was stellar. We will definitely come back because great service and food is hard to come by.

EG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of friends and I went here for a birthday dinner and it was great! The food and drinks are very tasty and fun. The restaurant is very cute and is perfect for a small celebration or girls night out (also great if you want to take cute pictures). It is in a great location in Austin and there's a lot to do within walking distance. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating, and she made sure we had everything we needed in a timely manner. I would highly recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was disappointing, we were a larger party with gratuity already included in bill and were basically ignored because of it. Forgot one of our apps and took forever to get additional drinks.
Wait time would have been more understandable but, restaurant was not busy.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Inadequate salt level in eggs
Lukewarm at presentation
Cappuccino Luke warm

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent!

OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating with dietary restrictions. Great service, great food, love the ambience!

PS
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pulled pork with grits was very well prepared and flavorful, a real comfort food dish. I’d definitely order that dish again. My GF had the branding which also was quite well prepared. Nothing was left on either of our plates, but we still enjoyed the Austin “Fog” whoa boy was that GUD!!!

C
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We live down the street so we’re Familiar with the restaurant and the area. As usual Food was great. Sat outside. Only thing lacking (again) was service. Waitress seemed totally aloof and uninterested. We don’t expect someone to chat us up and be annoyingly cheery, but at the very least try and fake a smile.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was not good at all. I ordered the tuna coconut rice poke bowl and the rice tasted like it had been in the fridge for days and didn’t have much flavor at all. My sister ordered the quinoa bowl and it had so much olive oil, that’s all you could taste. We were both surprised a chef could let such poor plates leave their kitchen. However, we also ordered the vegetable beignets and they were delicious.

Nice atmosphere, cool hotel, bad food.

u
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very nice and the waiter was courteous. It was a nice place to catch up with my friend, who love the restaurant and planned a return visit. Thank you, Cafe No Se!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The variety and quality of food was excellent. Rather than meals 2 of us shared 3 appetizers and it was more than enough food. The rose pour over was delicious; would be an excellent choice on a hot day. The pea beignets were so tasty and different. Definitely will go back again.

C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food

MB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great service! The food and coffee were excellent. We had an amazing time :)

BB
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Very nice service and menu selection.

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