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Magnolia Cafe South

#28 of 3,109 Restaurants in Austin}
€€ - €€€American, , Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
+1 512-445-0000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (42 reviews)
“home fries” (25 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
All hours
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is AMAZING! Don't come here if you're looking for gourmet. Don't come here for an expanded wine menu. Come here for a great 24 hour cafe with reasonably priced food, an assorted menu including seafood, Tex mex, burgers, and vegetarian, a beautiful atmosphere...More

1  Thank MontanaLaura
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a visit to Austin after hearing many good reviews from others. Very big menu with lots of choices depending on your appetite. I chose the Migas with flour tortillas, (first time trying this dish) it was very good. Basically an egg scramble...More

Thank Shim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cafe has a lively atmosphere with a Bohemian edge to it. Staff were pleasant and we didn't have to wait overly long for our food. The food we found to be generally acceptable without being in any way exceptional. However there was one aspect...More

Thank aka_space
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight in Austin, Texas so we went to the SOCO area and found Magnolia for dinner. Interior was cute kind of hippieish, and the service was good. I ordered the Lawyer’s lunch which included a 6 oz ribeye. There was peppercorn gravy over the...More

Thank greyhound85034
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We waited approximately 45 minutes for a table. We had heard awesome things about the food and service. Upon being seated, we were greeted by a nice hostess. The waiter, Terry, was very rude. He did not know the menu. I ordered our appetizer three...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The food here is fantastic, and the art on the walls is for sale. The service is great, and the servers are hilarious and attractive. Open 24 hours a day, it can be busy at times, but is always worth it.

Thank musicalsnake
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Service was not bad. Enchiladas were horrible. Sauce seemed to be mostly tomato paste. Rice and beans were like out of a frozen dinner. My wife's chicken salad was better but not great. Would not go back.

Thank klondikemike99
Reviewed 30 October 2017

the hype is well deserved!! there were 3 of us.. we all enjoyed our meals! Very good food.. the wait took a while.. but we were there on a Sunday.. and they have free coffee while you wait and a funky/ quirky gift shop to...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Our last night in Austin and we were looking for a great place for dinner, Magnolia Cafe South was a perfect choice. A quaint little restaurant along a funky block, just a few minutes from the Capitol Building. The decor is a throw back to...More

Thank Micheal W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Went on a Saturday morning but it was closer to lunch so this would make it brunch. Not that it matters as this place is open 24/7 and the full menu is available to boot. Parking isn't great but oh well. Sign in and choose...More

Thank rmartine_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-445-0000
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