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Café No Sé, Austin, TX

Café No Sé

4.5
4.5
380 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.


Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Californian
  • 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) 710-7644
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Mar-Chun
  • Neighbourhood
    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.
  • Public Transit
    SoCo Station Bus Stops 801 / 1
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour 😄

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Join us Monday - Thursday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM for 25% shared appetizers, $3 off specialty cocktails and 1/2 off bottles of wine!🍷 We also have 1/2 off all pastries after 3:00 PM daily!🥐

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

  • Austin

    Great for brunch

380 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Extremely slow service, coffee and drinks came out after our food.

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  2. svanhook

    Nashville

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great kids options. Amazing salads and BLT and fries. Still a great spot for awesome all day cafe food

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  3. Savannah

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good but SLOW. They seemed understaffed. Food was fine but nothing worth going back for.

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  4. MarkF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite place for great food and quite setting. Thank you
    Café No SéResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you taking the time to share please let us know if there is anything we could have done to make your experience even better. - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  5. melissad

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very tasty. There appeared to only be 1 waiter, so it seemed a little on the slower side. But nothing too long. And the food came super fast!
    Café No SéResponded on February 16, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! We appreciate you taking the time to share please let us know if there is anything we could have done to make your experience even better. - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  6. DesireeB

    Austin

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a fan. Our server was too intrusive at first and then we had to go to the host to pay our bill because the server didn’t return to our table for 20 minutes after dropping off the check. The food was bland—the menu looked great but the food didn’t match up. Also there needs to be more serving utensils for the hummus appetizer. Parking also wasn’t amazing. They did validate but it didn’t work so we had to call. We won’t return.

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  7. KarlaM

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was ok, not great for the price and the dinner started 35 minutes before schedule
    Café No SéResponded on January 7, 2024
    Hi Karla, I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy the food can you elaborate on what you ordered so I can share with our culinary team? Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  8. ABCD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a bad new years dinner experience. Not worth the money

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  9. JakeW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food though slightly on the more expensive side I would say it was worth the price. Do reccomend.

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  10. KennyS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mixed up our order. Way overpriced for what you get.

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  11. LuLuEddie

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a great brunch spot on south congress! The food is sooo delicious!!! Go and give it a try you will not regret it! Smoked salmon bagel is delicious. Breakfast sandwich on the best brioche toast ever! Comes with tomato and delicious pesto spread and cheese! Love, love, love!!!

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  12. David

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed this restaurant when it first opened and we all remember good food in a lovely setting--emphasis on "remember." Good food is a distant memory at Café No Sé. Our "fresh lettuces" salads tasted and appeared as poorly handled grocery store mixed greens. They were inconsistently dressed with gloppy commercial dressing. My salmon burger did not seem remotely in-house made and appeared straight from a freezer somewhere. It was covered in a sickly sweet sauce and when I offered a bite to my husband he said it was unrecognizable as salmon. He was not wrong. Add to this the usual Austin uncharge. I don't mind paying Austin prices when the food is good, but that's simply not the case here. It was just bad, and we paid well over $100 for 3 people. I'm giving it two stars instead of one because the manager was kind while helping with a gift card that was not activated at the time of sale. This place badly needs a re-boot and a fresh face in the kitchen.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy brunch here, love the breakfast sandwich!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for late breakfast, brunch or lunch. The menu is somewhat limited for my pallet. Although, I’ve never asked for something not on the menu. The food is good, I had a bagel with salmon. It was as expected. The hostesses is exceptional. I always make a reservation and she remembers me and the fact I come with my dog and sit outside. The table is always perfect.

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  15. nurturequest

    Indiana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very kind and attentive staff. Our puppy was in heaven with the royal treatment and house made puppy treats. The food was healthy and delicious and the drinks were lovely. 

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  16. Sylvinka

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very nice except the stuffing, it was super dry. It was for Thanksgiving only. The olives in the Bloody Mary were too salty. It was little disorganized, but I think it was due to the holiday.
    Café No SéResponded on November 29, 2023
    Thank you for the review Sylvinka and for choosing to share your holiday with us! I will share this feedback with my team and again thank you for bringing this to my attention. Apologies that the stuffing was dry that is definitely not the quality we strive for. Let me know if you think of anything else and have a great rest of your year. - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  17. CaraP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside on a Sunday evening and had a great meal. The service was attentive but not smothering. The food was delicious. The drinks were enjoyable. We sat on the part of the patio near South Congress, and I think the tables nearer the side-street would have been a tad more enjoyable. But overall, it was a lovely evening and we plan to go back.

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  18. HarryB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new dinner menu is superb. The shrimp dish was excellent, and Brussel sprouts should not he missed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for a quick bite. It’s my repeat go-to. I booked for Sunday brunch at 1:30 pm. The bad news, the restaurant was out of the two dishes I wanted to try. My default dish is the avocado toast which is good. I had the pecan pie croissant for dessert. It’s devine! Go earlier than I did and enjoy!
    Café No SéResponded on November 7, 2023
    Thank you for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to post and are so glad you enjoy your experiences with us although I'm sorry to hear we were out of your favorite dish! I will share this feedback with my culinary team and address. Come back and see us again soon! - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious and the restaurant is located in a great part of Austin. South Congress is a happening place!
    Café No SéResponded on November 7, 2023
    Thank you for the five-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to post and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Come back and see us again soon! - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. I got the salmon burger with fries. Loved and will definitely be back to try everything on the menu.
    Café No SéResponded on October 31, 2023
    Thank you for the five-star review! We appreciate your support and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, will definitely come back again!
    Café No SéResponded on October 23, 2023
    Thank you for the five-star review! We appreciate your support and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, perfect food, great location! Try the strawberry matcha!
    Café No SéResponded on October 23, 2023
    Thank you for the five-star review! We appreciate your support and are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! - Katie Stech, General Manager

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  24. MichelleC

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant, a little loud & close proximity to other diners - however the service & food make up for that. Amazing breakfast & bakery items!

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  25. MitchellS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate brunch outside Sunday morning and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. We also really liked our server (can’t remember his name). We have been recommending to our friends already!

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  26. rworley70

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this brunch place. Excellent food and service. Super cute atmosphere and ambiance. A+ place to go for brunch.

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  27. Wils

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    There was no wait staff. The manager was trying to do it all himself.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Bread was dry on the salmon bagels, staff was moody and not responding to our request. Food took too much time to arrive and tasted like frozen food reheated.

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  29. AsifaQ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to get a table on a Sunday morning, so we had to settle for 2:30 but the wait was worth it!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good, the ambiance very nice, service great, would be considering going again.

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  31. suzym

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Just fair. Nice service. Average menu and quality. High price for value. Extremely loud/lack of basic acoustics. No need to return.

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  32. VickiW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute place, yummy breakfast, and delicious latte!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    They did not save the outdoor seating I requested so we waited for 20 minutes, then the waiter came 20 minutes later and didn’t bring menus. We had to ask for those and the waiter. The entree I wanted was sold out, as my reservation was at 10:45 I can only guess that the extra 40 minutes of waiting was why I could not order it. I orders a quinoa bowl instead. The poached egg was not cooked at all. It was clear. The waiter condescendingly told me it was a special type of poaching, but for me it was inedible. As it was all throughout my quinoa bowl, I couldn’t eat it fully. Instead of remaking the order with the poached egg slightly more cooked, they brought me a soft-boiled egg in a ketchup tin. I was not happy with the service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Went there for a nice brunch !!! 9/10.

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  35. AshH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I was in town and looked them up last minute for lunch. I was initially pulled in because they had a eclectic healthy selection. However it was just not it for me. The place is cute but it was just not welcoming at all. The reception was very quiet and didn't respond when I asked them how they were doing and said thank you after we were seated. Not to mention seemed inconvenienced when I asked were the restrooms are. Our server was the only one in the entire restaurant and I could she definitely was trying to make everyone happy but we waited a moment till she was able to take our order. I would have been really cool with all that if my food wasn't absolutely crazily priced for what you're getting. I got the kale salad add grilled chicken and it was $20+ and it was literally chopped kale with vinegar. The chicken was super dry and devoid of flavor. We bought the deviled eggs that were the best thing we tried, and it was ( an egg and a half) for $11 when carton of organic eggs is like $8. Like wow. It just seemed the food was way to simplistic to charge these prices. I spent over $100 with tip for a family of 3 and my daughter only got croissant and the same grilled chicken. Not worth it and was very disappointed.

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  36. Wami

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was perfect for place for a small birthday dinner with my family. There was some sun that was beating in pretty hot but once that went down it was perfect!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and the place is beautiful. The waiter was a bit aloof, but everything went well nonetheless. Will definitely be back soon :)

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I can't even begin to express my frustration with the salmon bagel I ordered at this restaurant. My girlfriend and I both chose the same dish, but while hers was decent, mine was an absolute disaster. The bagel was swimming in oil, and the plate underneath was practically drenched. The bread was so soggy it was like eating a sponge. It's beyond disappointing that a restaurant could have such inconsistent quality control. I will give credit where it's due—the service was good, and the staff was polite. This whole experience was a giant letdown.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    They advertised Brunch being until 3pm. We made our reservation for 2:45pm expecting to be seated with a Brunch menu and they gave us a Lunch menu which was not part of our Brunch plan. After speaking with the manager, they said that their kitchen switches over at 2:45 so they can prepare but again was not stated anywhere on their website for us to know this. We tried their lunch, and it was not worth coming back. Highly disappointed and underwhelmed with our experience.

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  40. HadassahS

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We won't be eating there again. Overpriced and too "California-like." The only good thing was the servers, absolute professionals.

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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) 710-7644.

Café No Sé is rated 4.5 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Café No Sé

1603 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Milton Street
  • Neighbourhood
    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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Californian
  • 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.
  • Public Transit
    SoCo Station Bus Stops 801 / 1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sarah Mar-Chun
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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