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Counter Culture Restaurant
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Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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2337 E Cesar Chavez St Austin, TX 78702
2337 East Cesar Chavez StreetUSTexasAustin78702
Vegan Restaurant, Vegetarian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Vegan Restaurant in Central East Austin.

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Innovative vegan fare (plus beer & wine) served in a blue-walled dining room or on an outdoor patio.- Google
"Counter Culture has some of the best healthy VEGAN food."
"The jackfruit enchiladas were better."
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Dennis Cao
a month ago
I tried Seitan for the first time here and found it to be, not all that bad actually. If you are like me and are currently thinking "what is Seitan?" then maybe this place is not for you if you don't have an open mind. So I stumbled onto this vegan restaurant completely by accident. I briefly looked over their menu online and thought it was worth a try, but it wasn't until I sat down did I realize that the listed Philly, Meltdown, and Reuben sandwiches were all served with meat substitutes... For those of you still in the dark, Seitan is a wheat based meat substitute. I ordered the Philly to try this vegan substitute out. Seitan looks and tastes like thinly sliced vegetarian meatloaf that has been toasted on both sides. The sandwich itself, was flavorful. With the absence of meat, the food wasn't greasy at all so you don't feel overly full afterwards. They give you ample amounts of sauteed green peppers and onions to go along with your Seitan all on a nice wheat bun. All in all, not bad. I just wouldn't recommend this to anyone who's an avid meat eater...
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Jeff Human
3 months ago
Inventive menu that caters to all sorts of healthy diets. Their food tastes so fresh!
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Bart Akeley
7 months ago
Always something new and delicious on special. Amazing sandwiches and salads. Laid back atmosphere. Brunch is the best!
Tracy H
a year ago
Great restaurant, the food is awesome, we've eaten there several times and it's always great!! The staff are really super nice and helpful and the vibe of the place is really nice too. It's just a win/win going there, I highly recommend it.
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Jonathan Tyler
3 weeks ago
My first time. I was so happy to have chosen this place. Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, lovely customers and fantastic food!
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Thanks Jonathan! We appreciate your business and kind words!
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Jeff Borchman
9 months ago
I love food and grew up in an environment that nurtured a healthy appetite rather than an appreciation of healthy food. Counter Culture bridges that gap. The dishes satisfies my love of southern & comfort food without sacrificing the flavor or the portion sizes. The Country Biscuit bowl (brunch) is spicy and rich but doesn't leave me feeling bloated and full all day long. Lunch options like the Jackfruit BBQ & Tempeh Rueben taste delicious and always leave me satisfied. Gonna head there now; this review is making me hungry.
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Courtney Stollon
a year ago
While I have been a vegetarian for most of my life, I am not a vegan, and I am an unabashed fan of all things dairy- cheese is my worst dietary Achilles' heel, and an existence without it is not something I want to contemplate. For this reason, vegan cuisine is not usually something I seek out, although I'm certainly always open to trying it out. I volunteered for Texas VegFest this past year, and one of the perks we received in exchange for our service was a catered "thank you" party at Counter Culture- an ideal way to try the restaurant, as I got to sample a little of each of their specialties. What I found was decisively hit-or-miss. I was most excited to try the "Mac & Cheeze," made with cashew sauce, which I'd been told was just as good as its non-vegan equivalent. Well, it wasn't horrible, but while the cashew sauce had a pleasantly creamy texture, the flavor was just a bit too bland to approximate real mac and cheese. The jackfruit enchiladas were better. The shredded jackfruit has a texture and flavor which is unique without being off-putting, and the sauce on top was rich and flavorful. The seitan sausage and sauerkraut appetizers and the vegan queso both suffer from the same problem- the flavor is good, but both have a texture which is dry and almost grainy. The biggest surprise at Counter Culture for me was also one of the simpler items on the menu: the Pac Man salad, a mix of kale, carrots, and chia seeds topped with a light garlic dressing which complemented the natural flavors of the vegetables, rather than overpowering it. This is an item I would come in specifically to order for lunch, if I was in the area. Counter Culture's brunch menu looked appealing, and I'd love to come in again specifically to try out the tofu rancheros or stuffed French toast. However, the lunch and dinner entree items just fell a little short for me to recommend this place. The litmus test for vegan and vegetarian dining is usually "would a carnivore like it too?" In that respect, I have to say Counter Culture doesn't live up to its potential.
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Emily Belyea
a year ago
Counter Culture is more than just amazing food for Vegans. My boyfriend and I are not Vegans and we absolutely loved our meals AND the service. Angela was working in the kitchen that day and she killed it! I had the biscuits and gravy and my boyfriend had the french toast. The food was amazing. We'll definitely be back again. Go support this sustainable local business venture!