I’m always thrilled when I hear of an old Austin restaurant that I haven’t dined at before. With so many new restaurants popping up in Austin every single day, it’s refreshing to visit a spot that’s been in town for years and hear about the good ol’ days.
Established in 1997, Café Josie is a New American restaurant located in West Austin’s eclectic Clarksville neighborhood. With a focus on playful dishes, created using locally sourced ingredients and served in a warm and relaxing atmosphere, the restaurant is characterized as a true Austin gem. Café Josie’s seasonally-driven menu can be best described as modern American, with a global inspiration. Known for its impeccable customer service, extensive, hand-picked wine program and comfortable atmosphere, Café Josie was named among the city’s best restaurants in 2014 by the Austin American-Statesman, who praised the eatery for its “locavore flare and bold flavors”.
The food is really exceptional, and beautifully plated with local ingredients.
What To Order: Beet Terrine, Fried Brussels Sprouts, Soft Shell Crawfish, and Milk Chocolate Mousse.
Orange peel vinaigrette, herb croutons, supremes, and creme fraiche.
Fried Brussels Sprouts
Rum soaked cherries, candied pecans, and dijon rum glaze. The waiter said that these are so popular that people order these for dessert and I don’t blame them!
Soft Shell Crawfish
Beer battered soft shell crawfish with creamed corn, confit potatoes, and sweet chili sauce.
Zucchini, beech mushrooms, shishito peppers, blue corn, and achiote sop.
Blue corn grits, confit cherry tomatoes, balsamic, and shaved fennel salad.
Milk Chocolate Mousse
Brown butter ice cream with hazelnut butter.
Spearmint Lemon Sorbet
Candied pecans, and poached blackberries.
1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703