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Brunching at South Congress Cafe

My final meal in Austin was at South Congress Cafe. Its bustling interior is bright and warm: orange lanterns above tables, pale bricks juxtaposed with wood-paneled walls. Its aesthetic is purely Austin, with a dash of old-school diner, a bit of ’70s bohemian Los Angeles, and other slices of culture.

Bloody Mary at South Congress Cafe. Austin, TX.

I went the brunch route—which is served daily—and had a spicy Bloody Mary and carrot cake french toast: carrot cake dipped in cinnamon vanilla egg batter, grilled to golden brown, and served with maple syrup and the cafe’s homemade cream cheese-pecan spread. I had to order this dish—carrot cake and french toast are two of my favorite sweet things to eat. (I also ordered a side of wild boar sausage for $5 to balance out the sweetness.) The verdict? Excellent. The bill was discounted, too, as they have a Sunday to Wednesday 20% off  promotion.

Carrot cake french toast at South Congress Cafe. Austin, TX.

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Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Writer at Writing Through the Fog. Editor at Automattic.

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