Cactus Cafe

Music Venue · University of Texas-Austin
2247 Guadalupe St (at 24th), Austin, TX 78705, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 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–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–10:00 PM
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Based on 46 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Justin F.
    "Great acoustics and lots of Townes Van Zandt memorabilia."(2 Tips)
    Social N.
    "Great place to grab a table during lunch when the Union is packed."(2 Tips)
    Kyle E.
    "... perfect for a small concert."(2 Tips)
    Austin, Texas
    "The Cactus Cafe is one of Austin's great acoustic music traditions."(4 Tips)
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16 tips and reviews.

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  • townes van zandt
  • union
  • music
  • acoustics
  • memorabilia
  • lunch
  • David G.


    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
  • 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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