South Congress (or SoCo as nobody calls it) is a lot different than it used to be just 5 years ago. But, regardless of what you or I may think of the changes, there’s one species who loves going to this highlight of Austin: dogs! SoCo now has a few more places that are great for hangin’ out with our best friends. Here is some of the best as ranked by our dog, Sydney (but she doesn’t understand how numbers work, so…). (Guide now updated for 2018!)
note: special icons for each for @water bowls and %dog treats
Mañana Coffee & Juice
1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Tucked into the side of the new So. Congress Hotel is one of the best cafés in town. The hotel pastry chef makes everything in-house: macarons, sticky cinnamon rolls, flakey croissants, and more exotic varieties of buttery goodness. They also press their own juices! Help yourself to their flat and sparkling water taps and relax in the secluded courtyard with your pooch or pig (yep, seen people out with their pigs – it is South Austin after all). Half-off all pastries from 5-7pm everyday!