Enjoy an afternoon on South Congress and walk to Jo’s Coffee for an warm drink and pose for a picture in front of the famous “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH” Austin mural painted on the side. Both the coffee shop and the mural have been loved by years, along with the rest of the fun stores, cafes and boutiques around South Congress, it’s a fun place to spend an entire day or more. Dogs are welcome at this sidewalk coffee shop and be sure to pick up a free Austin Chronicle for a fun read.

TIP: Open daily from 7am-9pm. Parking available for free along South Congress Avenue. Pet friendly patio at Jo’s Coffee.
Jo's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


South Congress Cafe brought a hip cafe with delicious cuisine to Austin over a decade ago.  Serving Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, there are delicious items such as Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese, Seafood Parfait and the Duck Burger with Pork Belly, and Pan Seared Scallops!  After one bite, you will realize why this restaurant remains a favorite of Austinites.

TIP:  Street Parking.  Limited Reservations. Dinner from 5-10pm and Brunch daily from 10am-4pm on weekdays and 9am-4pm weekends.  
South Congress Café Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


One of the most fun shops along South Congress Avenue is the Big Top Candy Shop. This amazing candy shop could have doubled as Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. There is a huge variety of sweet treats for sale, from current favorites to old school throwbacks. Not surprise here, this candy shop is perfect for a day spent shopping with the kids.

TIP: Open Sun-Thurs 11am-7pm, Fri 11am-8pm, Sat 10am-9pm.

All located within 1600 ft of 1300 South Congress Avenue.