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Cafe Josie - Permanently Closed, Austin, TX

Cafe Josie - Permanently Closed

4.8
4.8
1148 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in an Historic Carriage House with original brick floors and antique french doors salvaged at the turn of the century, Café Josie has an unparalleled natural ambiance. We also have a beautiful patio and courtyard that is dog friendly and great for outdoor dining. We are open for Happy Hour and Dinner at 5pm Monday - Friday (4pm on Saturday). Sunday brunch is 10:30am - 2:00pm. Come by and enjoy The Experience, Austin's first and only unlimited chef's tasting menu, and pick your pleasures with a carefully curated and eclectic wine list, local craft beers, and a classics-driven craft cocktail program. Parties larger than 4 should call the Café for reservations.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 322-9226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Todd Havers

  • Private party facilities

    Located in an old carriage house, Cafe Josie has two rooms that work great for private dinners and any other special occasion that brings groups together over delicious food and drinks with great service.

  • Private party contact

    Cody Taylor: (512) 322-9226

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Blanco and 6th Street

  • 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 another lot directly behind the Cafe. Further free parking can be found along the neighborhood streets.

  • Additional

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

What 1,148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. RA

    RosieATX

    Austin

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am so sad to see Cafe Josie close. Been going there for over 20 years. I wish them well
  2. JB

    JimB

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Wonderful restaurant. Excellent food. I hope they go to takeout.
  3. PC

    PattiC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service ALWAYS! Love the small restaurant and supporting local!
  4. KG

    KaraG

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very tasty. Enjoyed the experience and coursing our the menu so as to taste everything. Got very noisy toward the end as the restaurant filled up. The beignets on the dessert menu were delicious!
  5. B

    bevBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service, excellent cuisine. Definitely worth a repeat visit!
  6. TP

    TallPhil

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great format small plate format all u want is great
  7. AC

    AnneC

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. Service was superb...one glitch, was sat at a table reserved for a large party and had to move...they were very gracious about asking us to move, etc. Wonderful time, wonderful food, and wonderful people.
  8. O

    Oliva

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Creative menu, attentive service, good prices. Worth a visit.
  9. LS

    LaceyS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great wine selection and the menu was outstanding
  10. C

    Crustycrab

    Central Texas

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful Experience! Great server. A hidden Austin gem in Pecan square
  11. TW

    TheWholePackage

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a gem. Fabulous food, great service and simply a wonderfully crafted experience! If you haven’t gone...GO! I promise you will return again and again!!!
  12. DP

    DarrenP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in austin!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the experience dinner menu. It's awesome! Great service and exceptional food!
  14. LP

    LPeck

    Dallas

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a beautiful Day to sit outside and we did! Great outdoor vibe even located to busy Lamar St. Food was outstanding. Small brunch menu but you can also order from the all day menu. Highly recommend!
  15. CW

    CharlieW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner with my wife and another couple. We tried everything on the menu at least once, and everything was great. Brussel sprouts and the snapper were highlights. Will definitely go back.
  16. d

    dkeats

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Josie is an Austin gem. If you love tasting tons of different flavors, it’s the place for you. Every night is a tasting menu and you can order whatever looks delicious (and tastes as such). They are very friendly towards food allergies, especially celiac. The staff is always super friendly and the food is great. Never a bad choice!
  17. P

    Patterson2384

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wow... it's been years since I've last been to Cafe Josie and I regret not visiting sooner. From the start, we were greeted warmly and promptly seated. my dining companion let me know they had two menus, an a la carte or prix fixe, and while we opted for a la carte, the prix fixe options were amazing and offered incredible value! As it was a wednesday, all bottles of wine were 50% off (AWESOME!) so at the recommendation of our server, we tasted and settled on a gorgeous Italian white wine. We ordered 5 sharing plates (Deviled Eggs, Brussels Sprouts, Little Gem Salad, Verlasso Salmon and Tamarind Chicken). everything was absolutely wonderful, presented beautifully, and perfectly balanced flavors. for dessert, beignets were the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. I am sorry i waited so long to come back to this little gem off of west 6th, but I will be back much sooner! Wonderful experience.
  18. ES

    EdlS

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Menu selections were sublime. Excellent service and quiet dining--a winner!
  19. JF

    JonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the chefs tasting menu which allows you to taste as many entres as you want kind of like Spanish tapas. We had 8 different entres and they were all outstanding!
  20. D

    Dave

    Austin

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great selection of unique small plates. Also a really nice menu of craft cocktails. Delicious! The only problem is that you don't want to stop, so you overeat. Fantastic location, right in Clarksville. Love it. We'll be back soon!
  21. BJ

    BowJ

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. Excellent food and service. Fried shrimps were over done. But everything else was excellent. Definitely would come back. Love it.
  22. SP

    SarahbethP

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Valentines Dinner! Love this place as they have wonderful tapas. They also have a wonderful wine list, the cocktails do need to be updated as many of them are very wild and unusual. For as many times as I’ve been there have not found a good cocktail. The food and wine are a must have.
  23. v

    victoriag

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic evening.
  24. CH

    CareyH

    Tallahassee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the new way of dining - the chef's preparations were awesome. We will definitely return and bring guests!
  25. A

    Alfie1949

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Cafe Jose is an experience. Much more than just dining out. My wife and I ate there for Valentines Day and it was absolutely perfect in everyway. To pick out any one dish as outstanding is impossible when each dish is sensationally. I highly recommend Cafe Jose. Oh, and, if you get there early, you can save $10.
  26. m

    mmeckstr

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences my husband and I had ever had in Austin - we will be back!
  27. J

    Jillr

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful service and incredible food!
  28. J

    Jill

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the way their menu is set up on weekends. We had to much fun trying all the options and enjoyed the varied flavors, spices and presentations. Only suggestion is to add a dessert option to the list! Loved the smaller setting and wonderful service. We need more of these types of local restaurant settings in Austin. A hidden gem!
  29. JF

    JayneF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO delicious!! We went with another couple and did the $49pp option and, since there were 4 of us, we had enough mouths and belly space to try everything on the menu! Everything was so delicious but our favorite, easily, was the crudo. I think we had 4 of them. Unlike other restaurants where you pay a certain price and get exactly what the menu says with no substitutions/extras, it was so awesome that you could request more of something that you liked- or for next time- just order all of our top picks. Word to the wise though, if you go Friday or Saturday the ONLY option is to pay the $49pp, a la carte is apparently only available during the week. Totally worth the price in my opinion. The wine also was very reasonable. Definitely not cheap but a great spot for a celebratory dinner or special date night. Oh, and the peanut butter mousse dessert was AMAZINGLY delicious and somehow super light! Yum.
  30. KI

    KIngWest

    Dallas

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent selection. Wonderful service!
  31. o

    oldfoodie

    Austin

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Cafe Josie and enjoyed the experience for many years. Sat. night was the worst experience I've had. The salmon mousse and grilled bread was good. I'm unable to enjoy spicy foods so asked for no heat on the oysters or shrimp. The oysters were terrible - over fried. dry and I bit down on a shell or pearl. The creamed greens were very strong. I requested no kimchi or kimchi aioli for the shrimp and asked about other kinds of aioli. The chef refused to serve it with any other aioli and the shrimp were dry and bland. The ribs were okay and tender. The wait person was excellent and she mentioned they had a new chef on board.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch experience was great! The variety of dishes was wonderful, the presentation was lovely and everything tasted fabulous!
  33. AP

    AmandaP

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fabulous!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service
  35. MB

    MountainBoy

    Austin

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fixed price, all-you-can-eat menu laden with imaginative, delicious selections is not only the best deal in town, but it is also the best meal in town. Vincent, our server, made the evening complete with his professional, pleasant and knowledgeable attention to detail.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Josie is just excellent. We did the “experience” and the choices were broad and every course was interesting and thoughtfully prepared. The service was excellent. Unlike many many places in Austin the noise level is low which is a welcome change of pace. Highly recommend.
  37. MK

    MadelineK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at cafe Josie! It was so fun to be able to share 10 different small plates that were all amazing and unique!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The brunch experience was fun! Lots of good food
  39. DT

    DaleT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of four and all of us were first time Sunday Brunchr's at Cafe Josie. Our server was knowledgable, friendly and guided us in our exploration of the brunch menu. We enjoyed a very tasty & leisurely 2-hour brunch. Our friends are from Houston and Dallas and both raved about the brunch and are planning their next visit with brunch included.
  40. T

    Toofdoc

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our experience here. The variety in the menu items makes for a creative and interesting meal experience. The shrimp were the talk of the night- just the right amount of crunchy, salty, sweet, and spicy.

FAQs

Cafe Josie - Permanently Closed is rated 4.8 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blanco and 6th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 another lot directly behind the Cafe. Further free parking can be found along the neighborhood streets.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Todd Havers

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (512) 322-9226

  • Private party facilities

    Located in an old carriage house, Cafe Josie has two rooms that work great for private dinners and any other special occasion that brings groups together over delicious food and drinks with great service.

  • Private party contact

    Cody Taylor: (512) 322-9226

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