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  • Coming to the East Side

    Same Food, New Counter
  • Established in 2006

    Austin, Texas
  • Welcome to Counter Cafe

    Local Food, Global Love

We are Counter Cafe

We are proud to offer high-quality down home diner creations with a gourmet twist. By cooking with a natural and organic ingredients and with locally sourced products, we celebrate the food awakenings of the COUNTER culture revolution at the new and improved counter of one of Austin's legendary diners.

Breakfast
Lunch
Drinks
Sides
Breakfast

Breakfast

SERVED ALL DAY
Fruit & Granola- Seasonal fruit & local granola, served with choice of locally made yogurt, almond milk, or whole milk.
$8 
Biscuits & Gravy- Homemade Biscuits topped with our sausage gravy.
[1] $5 [2] $8 
Eggs Any Style*- Two farm fresh eggs cooked like you like’em. Served with a biscuit & choice of all natural nitrate-free bacon or homemade sausage.
$8.5 
Egg Sandwich*- Two farm fresh eggs, topped with all natural, nitrate-free bacon & cheddar cheese on 9-grain toast with organic Bibb lettuce, local tomatoes & red onions.
$8.5 
 Breakfast Tacos-Farm fresh scrambled eggs, all natural nitrate-free bacon & potatoes topped with cheddar cheese & served on your choice of local flour or corn tortillas. Served with a side of fresh homemade salsa.
 [1] $4 [2] $7 
 Hot Cakes-Homemade goodness served with butter & pure maple syrup.
 [1] $3.5 [2] $6.5 
 Cakes & Eggs*-Two homemade crab cakes, served with 9-grain toast, topped with two farm fresh poached eggs. Served with a side of homemade curried peanut & lemon aioli dipping sauces.
 $12 
 Southern Poached Eggs-Stone ground artisan grits with cheese, topped with braised collard greens & two farm fresh poached eggs.
 $11 
 Joe’s Special-Homemade all natural sausage, sautéed spinach & two farm fresh scrambled eggs, topped with Parmesan cheese & served on breakfast potatoes. Served with a side of 9-grain toast.
 $11 
 Counter Benedict*-Two perfectly poached eggs & seared pastrami on a homemade biscuit, served with breakfast potatoes & homemade hollandaise sauce.

Substitute sautéed spinach, collard greens, homemade sausage, or all natural, nitrate-free bacon for pastrami.

 $13 
 Crab Cake Benedict*-Two perfectly poached eggs & homemade crab cakes on a homemade biscuit, served with breakfast potatoes & homemade hollandaise.
 $14 
 Pork Chop & Eggs*-All natural, bone-in pork chop, served with two farm fresh eggs any style, breakfast potatoes & a homemade biscuit.
 $14 
 Steak & Eggs*-All natural hanger steak, served with two farm fresh eggs any style, breakfast potatoes & a homemade biscuit.
 $16 
Quail & Eggs*-All natural Texas Quail, served with two farm fresh eggs any style, breakfast potatoes & a homemade biscuit.
 $13.5 

*consuming raw or uncooked seafoods, meats or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. *Consuming raw or unpasteurized fruit juice may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Lunch

Lunch

SERVED ALL DAY
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich-Eclectic blend of cheeses, tangy pimientos & homemade mayonnaise spread on 9-grain bread & grilled. Topped with organic Bibb lettuce, local tomatoes, red onions & served with your choice of side. 1/2 Sandwich…….$7
$8.5 
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich- Roasted zucchini, bell peppers & grilled Portobello mushrooms, with goat cheese & sun-dried tomato sauce on a toasted hippie hoagie. Served with your choice of side. 1/2 Sandwich…….$7
$8.5 
Soup, House Sald & 1/2 Sandwich- Your choice of Roasted Veggie or Pimiento.
$8 
Steak & Fries- All natural hanger steak served along side a small house salad & Counter Fries.
$16 
Pork Chop & Fries- All natural, bone-in pork chop served along side a small house salad & Counter Fries.
$13 
 Quail & Fries- All natural Texas Quail grilled to perfection & served along side a small house salad & Counter Fries.
$13.5 
 Grilled Quail- All natural Texas Quail grilled to perfection & nestled on a large bed of baby spinach tossed in our homemade balsamic vinaigrette & topped with fresh strawberries, goat cheese & red onion.
$13 
 Polenta Fried Oysters- Gulf Polenta fried oysters on a bed of spring greens tossed with our homemade citronette dressing & topped with capers and red onion. Served with a side of sun-dried tomato & lemon aioli dipping sauce.
$15 
 Counter Crab Cakes*- Three homemade crab cakes grilled & nestled on a bed of spring greens tossed with our homemade citronette dressing & topped with capers & red onions.
$13 
BURGERS

(All burgers served with organic Bibb lettuce, local tomatoes & red onions.)

 Counter Burger- Grass-Fed beef burger topped w/ sharp chedder on a sweet sourdough bun with your choice of side.
$13 
 Counter Chicken Burger- All natural, curry seasoned ground chicken burger, combined with roasted veggies & spices served grilled on a wheat bun with your choice of side.
$12 
 Counter Veggie Burger- Quinoa, lentils, black beans & beets, combined with roasted veggies & spices grilled on a wheat bun with your choice of side.
$12 

Burger Add On’s

 Bacon or Grilled Portobellos $3
Cheddar or Goat Cheese $1.5 
 Jalapeños .5
Blue Cheese $1.5 
SALADS
 Full $7
Side $5 
 Caesar- Romaine & local, organic Bibb lettuce tossed in our homemade Caesar dressing topped with homemade croûtons & Parmesan cheese.
 Spinach- Baby spinach tossed in our homemade balsamic vinaigrette & topped with fresh strawberries, feta cheese and red onion.
 House- Spring greens tossed in our homemade citronette dressing & topped with local cherry tomatoes & Parmesan cheese.

*Consuming raw or uncooked seafoods, meats or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. *Consuming raw or unpasteurized fruit juice may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Drinks

Drinks

DRINKS
Local Coffee (Bottomless)
$2.75
Almond Milk
$2.5
Chocolate Almond Milk
$2.5
Chocolate Almond Milk
$2.5
Whole Milk
$2.5
Hot Green/Black Tea
$2.5
Iced Tea
$2.5
Lemonade
[S]$2.5 [L]$4
Arnold Palmer
$3
Mexican Coke
$2.5
Abita Root Beer
$2.5
Dr.Pepper
$2.5
Topo Chico
$2.5
Diet Coke
$2.5
COUNTER SHAKE $6.5

Only available at East location

JUICES
Orange Juice*
Grapefruit*
[S] $2.5
[L]$4

(*Fresh Squeezed Only available @ East Cafe.)

 

Sides

Sides

BREAKFAST SIDES
Side of Eggs*
$3 
Homemade Biscuits*
$3 
9-grain Toast & Jelly 
$2 
Breakfast Potatoes 
$4 
Nitrate Free Bacon 
$3 
Artisan Cheese Grits 
$4.5 
Counter Crab Cake* 
$4 
Gravy* 
$2.5 
GF Toast & Jelly 
$3 
Fresh Seasonal Fruit 
$4 
Collard Greens 
$4.5 
LUNCH SIDES
Crab Cake* 
$4 
Chicken Burger 
$9 
Hanger Steak* 
$9 
Counter Fries 
$4 
Cup of Soup 
$3 
Burger w/ Cheddar* 
$8 
Veggie Burger 
$6 
Grilled Portobellos 
$3 
Sweet Potato Fries 
$4.5 
(3) Polenta Fried Oysters*  (available only @ East location) 
$8 

*Consuming raw or uncooked seafoods, meats or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness. *Consuming raw or unpasteurized fruit juice may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Our Food


Homegrown

We are a born and bred Austin original. Serving our city with pride since 2006.


Locally Sourced

We proudly support local farmers, growers and ranchers fielding fresh, natural ingredients.


Handmade

Ground, Baked, Hand-cut and Triple-Dipped...all done in front of you at the counter.

learn more about us

The Counter Cafe Team is Passionate about the Experience you Have with Us.

Favorite Dish- Biscuits & Gravy

Debbie Davis
Founder and Partner

Favorite Dish- Counter Shake

Doug Kissner
Partner

Favorite Dish- Joe's Special

Steve Cruz
Culinary Partner

Favorite Dish- Pimiento Cheese Sandwich

Nick Cruz
Culinary Partner

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