Counter Cafe

★★★★★
Sandwiches, burgers, salads, meatloaf and all-day breakfasts are prepared with local, organic ingredients at this small diner and cafe.
  • 626 N Lamar Blvd

    Austin, TX 78701

    Cross street: North of Sixth Street

    Map & Directions
  • 512-708-8800

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All natural and locally sourced food. Try the curry-spiced chicken sandwich with goat cheese and grilled onions. Thank me later.

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★★★★★

All natural and locally sourced food. Try the curry-spiced chicken sandwich with goat cheese and grilled onions. Thank me later.

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Counter Cafe, is a fantastic little upscale dive. With a marked upgrade in the quality of the food ingredients, the Counter Cafe is the real deal. While some of us miss the old GM Steakhouse, (the one the drag was a real loss in early 1990s) you don't have worry about cigar ash on the grill anymore or being gawked at by the staff.

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★★★★☆

Counter Cafe, is a fantastic little upscale dive. With a marked upgrade in the quality of the food ingredients, the Counter Cafe is the real deal. While some of us miss the old GM Steakhouse, (the one the drag was a real loss in early 1990s) you don't have worry about cigar ash on the grill anymore or being gawked at by the staff.

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Piss poor substitute for the G&M steakhouse and its greasy breakfasts. Call me a curmudgeon, but I'd take corned beef hash and eggs over this new healthy vegan fare any time. (It's not all vegan, but please...at least capture something of the old SPIRIT in the new establishment!) On a positive note, the coffee is quite good.

3
★★★☆☆

Piss poor substitute for the G&M steakhouse and its greasy breakfasts. Call me a curmudgeon, but I'd take corned beef hash and eggs over this new healthy vegan fare any time. (It's not all vegan, but please...at least capture something of the old SPIRIT in the new establishment!) On a positive note, the coffee is quite good.

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We visited this burger place after reading that they came in #2 on the Texas Monthly top 50 burger joints in Texas. Unfortunately, based on all that I have tried so far, I would not have ranked them #2. The are good but nothing

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We visited this burger place after reading that they came in #2 on the Texas Monthly top 50 burger joints in Texas. Unfortunately, based on all that I have tried so far, I would not have ranked them #2. The are good but nothing

Pros: The bun, Juicy Burger

Cons: Small dining area, Little parking

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Ranked #2 in Texas Monthly's Top 50 Burgers in Texas. The burger itself was an awesome hand formed patty, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Cheese was high quality, as well as the toppings. The bun was excellent as well.

45 minute wait

3
★★★★★

Ranked #2 in Texas Monthly's Top 50 Burgers in Texas. The burger itself was an awesome hand formed patty, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Cheese was high quality, as well as the toppings. The bun was excellent as well.

45 minute wait

Pros: Hamburger!!!

Cons: Rude service, long wait, cramped space

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Counter is a really cute breakfast and lunch spot downtown. They use lots of local ingredients and food is always great. Staff is super friendly and food comes fast. A little pricey but worth it for quality ingredients.

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Counter is a really cute breakfast and lunch spot downtown. They use lots of local ingredients and food is always great. Staff is super friendly and food comes fast. A little pricey but worth it for quality ingredients.

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Having had excellent service and wonderful food previously, we waited about 30 minutes in the hot sun today. Our waitress's behavior when I tried to ask a question as she delivered the food was the rudest treatment I have ever had in

3
★★★★★

Having had excellent service and wonderful food previously, we waited about 30 minutes in the hot sun today. Our waitress's behavior when I tried to ask a question as she delivered the food was the rudest treatment I have ever had in

Pros: food was oodvery g

Cons: service was rude

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loved the food!\r
Paid five dollars for a diet coke and one refill. They don't tell you that the refills are going to be extra.\r
I would go there again and drink water. \r
veggie sandwich and the pimiento cheese sandwich were really

3
★★★★★

loved the food!\r
Paid five dollars for a diet coke and one refill. They don't tell you that the refills are going to be extra.\r
I would go there again and drink water. \r
veggie sandwich and the pimiento cheese sandwich were really

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This place is just too small, for such big flavor. My best tip for you is to go during off peak hours. There is only one table inside and one outside that seats more than two, otherwise you sit at the counter. I love sitting at the

3
★★★★★

This place is just too small, for such big flavor. My best tip for you is to go during off peak hours. There is only one table inside and one outside that seats more than two, otherwise you sit at the counter. I love sitting at the

Pros: Great food

Cons: too small for such big flavor

 

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