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Cafe Josie, Austin’s Hidden Gem Since 1997

June 16, 2015

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Cafe Josie Austin

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.

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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”.

Cafe Josie

Cafe Josie

Cafe Josie Food

Cafe Josie

Cafe Josie

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.



Beet Terrine Candied Grapefruit

Beet Terrine

Beet Terrine

Orange peel vinaigrette, herb croutons, supremes, and creme fraiche.


Cilantro Soup

Cilantro Soup


Fried Brussels Sprouts

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! 


Fried Soft Shell Crawfish

Soft Shell Crawfish

Beer battered soft shell crawfish with creamed corn, confit potatoes, and sweet chili sauce.


Sea Scallops


Sea Scallops

Zucchini, beech mushrooms, shishito peppers, blue corn, and achiote sop.


Goat Ribs Fennel Salad

Goat Ribs Confit Cherry Tomatoes Shaved Fennel Salad


Goat Ribs

Blue corn grits, confit cherry tomatoes, balsamic, and shaved fennel salad.


Milk Chocolate Mousse Brown Butter Ice Cream Milk Chocolate Mousse

Milk Chocolate Mousse

Brown butter ice cream with hazelnut butter.


Spearmint Lemon Sorbet Spearmint Lemon Sorbet

Spearmint Lemon Sorbet

Candied pecans, and poached blackberries.


Cafe Josie

1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 322-9226


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.