Cactus Cafe

Music Venue
2247 Guadalupe St (at 24th), Austin, TX 78705, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 2:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed
    • Noon–1:00 PM
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
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Based on 41 votes

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    Justin F.
    Great acoustics and lots of Townes Van Zandt memorabilia.(2 Tips)
    Austin, Texas
    The Cactus Cafe is one of Austin's great acoustic music traditions.(2 Tips)
    Social N.
    Great place to grab a table during lunch when the Union is packed.(3 Tips)
    Kyle E.
    acoustics and vibe in this place(3 Tips)
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    David Goldberg · March 22, 2014
  • Kyle E.

    The acoustics and vibe in this place are absolutely perfect for a small concert.

    Kyle Elrod · July 24, 2013
  • Mark K.

    It's freezing in here.

    Mark Kendrick · May 2, 2013
  • Justin F.

    A small concert venue/bar on the UT campus. Great acoustics and lots of Townes Van Zandt memorabilia.

    Justin Foster · April 18, 2013
  • Lorenzo G.

    heaviest handed bartender I've ever seen. with the whiskey.

    Lorenzo Garcia · October 21, 2012
  • Social N.

    Loudon Wainwright playing tonight at 7:30p p.m. Don't miss out!

    Social News Network · June 24, 2012
  • Social N.

    Great place to grab a table during lunch when the Union is packed.

    Social News Network · June 21, 2012
  • Jaime P.

    Free coffee refills.. Score...

    Jaime Puente · April 6, 2012
  • STA Travel U.S.

    Although located in the student union at the University of Texas, anyone is welcome to join the fun. They’ve had some great performers take the stage such as The Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss!

    STA Travel U.S. · March 1, 2012
  • Austin American-Statesman

    Found inside the Texas Union Building, the Cactus Cafe is a true music-listeners venue. See the next big singer-songwriter in this intimate venue.

    Austin American-Statesman · February 24, 2012
  • Roz G.

    Packed house tonight! Radiola kicked ass! Great music! Terrific cd!

    Roz G · February 11, 2012
  • Austin, Texas

    The Cactus Cafe is one of Austin's great acoustic music traditions. The Cactus has acquires a national reputation, showcasing top local, regional, national and international acoustic music acts.

    Austin, Texas · November 4, 2011
  • CultureMap Austin

    Don't be shy about asking for refills on your coffee! The only thing that's judging you is that Starbucks down the hall.

    CultureMap Austin · July 7, 2011
  • Rolling Stone

    Operated by the University of Texas, this taste-making venue opened in 1979 and has featured performances by Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Townes Van Zandt, and Lucinda Williams.

    Rolling Stone · March 15, 2011
  • Cash E.

    Best music in the world!

    Cash Edwards · December 18, 2010
  • Ryan C.

    Try the long island!

    Ryan C. · October 21, 2010
  • Paul Terry W.

    hear great folk and local music

    Paul Terry Walhus · July 25, 2009

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