Central Market Cafe

(512) 206-1000 | View Website

4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions   78756

30.307878 -97.741345

 
Grocery Stores, Bakeries, Catering  more

More Categories: Food Stores, Health Food Stores, Wine Stores, Restaurants, Delis And Delicatessens, Health Food Stores

Bakery Special Features: Lunch Spot

Food Store Products: Gourmet Foods

Cuisine: Traditional American, Fast Food, Health Food, Seafood, Vegetarian, Eclectic & International, Hamburgers

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Carry Out, Cheap Eats, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Live Music, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Gift & Novelty Products: Gift Baskets

Neighborhoods: Triangle State

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Central Market Cafe
Central Market Cafe
Central Market Cafe
Menu
Classic Cobb Salad, Asian Salmon Salad, Asian Chicken Salad, Steak Salad, Classic Caesar Salad, Mediterranean Salad, Asian Chicken Wrap, Beef Shawarma, Tandoori Chicken, Central Market Burgers... more

Reviews for Central Market Cafe

Central Market Cafe
Recommends

I absolutely love the Central Market Cafe for a weekend lunch or early dinner. With a playground and turtle pond out back, it's the perfect family outing. The sweet potato fries are heavenly.

Central Market Cafe
Recommends

Central Market obviously does so many things well, but I feel the daily soups -- which are broiling hot so watch your tongue! -- deserve special attention. I recently tried the thick, satisfying split pea, and also sampled one of their classics, roasted tomato bisque: creamy, rich, with fresh tomato-y-ness filling up your mouth. It's just as marvelous as I remembered.

6 months ago

Fantastic food, even for carnivores! Very tasty!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great bread, produce and seafood – great variety of fruits, vegs, and seafood, fresh... bakery is so good....

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not as good at is used to be. – Was once one of our family favorites. Seems to have gone down in quality lately. Our sandwiches were little more than cold-cuts on pre-sliced bread. They also seem to have lost some of their really good employees. There was low turnover there for a long time. Now it's a different group every time we visit.

The french fries are still good. But we were especially disappointed in our ceasar salad. The lettuce was old, and the entire salad seemed to have been made the day before.

Great location - hopefully they'll pull it back around.

Recommends
over a year ago

A destination grocery store and cafe that's popular with tourists and locals, young and old. – In Short
One of the top tourist spots in town, Central Market features an 18,000-square-foot produce section, a 75-foot seafood counter and a bakery stocked with 60 varieties of bread--not to mention an immense selection of fruit and hard-to-find gourmet items like Thai coconut milk and fat-free cranberry granola. In addition, the Central Market Cafe serves up a kid-friendly menu of all-American favorites like macaroni and cheese, burgers and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A Great Place I Ill Never Get Tired Of – Central Market is a great place to go, whether you want to order off a menu or create your own salad or pasta dish. It is always a great quality and I would definatly recommend it to anyone that I meet.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

good place for all – Central Market is a great place to eat for both families and those who appreciate the finer things. When I went to UT, my friends and I would often go there for their great atomosphere and good food. It's a great place to people watch and offers a more wholesome environment than say that of Riverside

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Too much hype – I am very loyal fan of the market itself but the cafe is strictly ok. Their Chicken tenders, the portobello sandwich are almost tasteless and overpriced. The Thai chicken pizza is quite good at westlake but mediocre at north lamar. Their greek salad is good but the asian salad is too pungent. The turkey Havarti sandwich is tasty but a tad too dry. Their fries are very good only when they serve them hot; I have gotten them pretty cold too!

Overall, its a great atmosphere; sometimes their specials are good but I think for a cafe, they are a little pricey. Their need to revamp their menu a little bit and make them tastier.

Doesn't Recommend
0.5
over a year ago

Wedding Flowers – Central Market's wedding flowers are the world's worst. They care nothing about proportion (size of arrangment to size cake it's going on), their flowers shed dreadfully, and they die within hours. The heads of the roses just flop over and they're the worst quality anywhere in Austin.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A little unknown secret – If you haven't checked out CM's floral department for a special event give them a call. We used them for our wedding day and had outstanding flowers. Guests were blown away by the quality and arrangements of our flowers. To this day we still receive compliments on them and the best part is they didn't break the bank! I would use them again in a heartbeat!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great, but an Attraction???? – I'm not sure if this would be a great place for visitors because there are Central Markets in other parts of the state. I lived in Austin for 5 years and I was very sad to leave because I do love Central Market, but I live in Houston now, and we have 2 of them here, so although the store is really awesome, I am not sure I would consider it a tourist attraction.

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