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Counter Culture Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Open 7 days a week serving local and organic yummies!
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Counter Culture is now open on Tuesdays!

One more day of the week to eat delicious food!
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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

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."
"They have raw coconut water and juices!"
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Kellie Laws
3 weeks ago
The jackfruit bbq sandwich with the pacman salad is my favorite but everything is divine. The cold cuts sandwich is also exquisite! Actually, as I type I keep thinking of more 'exquisite' or 'divine' food on the menu. Oh and the artichoke dip is a must. Best little vegan gem in ATX.
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Dennis Cao
3 months 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 Borchman
11 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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Bart Akeley
9 months ago
Always something new and delicious on special. Amazing sandwiches and salads. Laid back atmosphere. Brunch is the best!
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Kat Askari
a month ago
After changing my diet recently I wanted to eat out and this place offered a few different things I could actually eat! The have awesome vegan food and even offer brunch. If you want to enjoy your food but not feel like crap about the stuff you're consuming give this place a try. I never really deal with parking issues because most times I just walk here.
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Jonathan Tyler
2 months 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 - 2 months ago
Thanks Jonathan! We appreciate your business and kind words!
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Jeff Human
5 months ago
Inventive menu that caters to all sorts of healthy diets. Their food tastes so fresh!
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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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