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Magnolia Cafe South

) #28 of 3,128 Restaurants in Austin €€ - €€€ American, , Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-445-0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“home fries” (24 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Local friends tipped us off to Magnolia and I'm glad they did. We had a fantastic brunch spread and enjoyed some good coffee amidst the morning buzz. The staff were a bit rushed on the day we visited, so service wasn't amazing, but it certainly...More

Thank AussieOnTheRoadcom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We are not late eaters, but this time we has just walked out of a music festival and were very hungry. It cought our attention when we passed by that at 11:30 at night the place was packed. By the time we got a table,...More

Thank TonyandHilda
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I had a grilled chicken stir fry and hubby had a Tuna loaf... the waiter John Mark was an excellent waiter. He took his time with us and after he told us about the specials he let us alone for a few to decide &...More

Thank Kathystan
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Magnolia Cafe is one of my favorite places to visit while I'm in Austin. Parking can be a hassle and you'll probably have to wait for a table ..... But it's worth it! You'll be happy you did!!!!

Thank tahass
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great food, historical cafe close to downtown . The service is good, and people watching is too. The place needs more parking and a renovation. Steer clear of the back patio....

Thank Okhobieman
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

If you've never been here, your missing one of the BEST places to eat in Austin! They are the only eatery I've been to that EVERYTHING is deliciously good. The Magnolia enchiladas with the lemon cream sauce is to die for! If you like salads,...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Yes the portion sizes are big, the menu is extensive! Is the food that great? Ummm...I did not think so. The wait was long and the food was really something I could have cooked at home (and probably better). The pancakes were big but really...More

Thank mariard
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

While my recent visit to Austin was brief; We ended up eating at Magnolias twice in one day! I had the chicken club sandwich with avocado and bacon. NOM NOM. It came with home fries, which were equally delicious. My friend ordered breakfast and I...More

Thank gemini74434
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Now I know why everyone in Austin goes there for breakfast! They had the best pancakes I've ever had. I took my granddaughter and they really made her feel special....not just another kid (she's 7 years old).

Thank searchcw
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We arrived around 9:00 p.m. on a Sunday and were promptly seated. Immediately we noticed the interesting mix of folks. Service was a little slow to start, but picked up. Menu is mostly standard diner fare with a Tex Mex slant on some sections. My...More

Thank LaChatNoir
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-445-0000
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