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Magnolia Cafe

#71 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4546
+1 512-478-8645
00:00 - 23:59
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League City
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried the tuna melt and shared an order of the gingerbread pancakes with bananas. Oh my these are great. This is one place I would eat breakfast for lunch. Excellent food!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited later in the evening so our table had a mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees. All were good. This was a suggestion one of our local friends--his favorite place for breakfast. My fish tacos were great, my friend loved his chicken sandwich, and I was coveting my other friend's wheel-cover sized pancakes what were hot and crisp!... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed brunch here. I ate tilapia with spinach and my husband tried the mexican fare. Very good steak taco with wonderful fresh beer. Very special atmosphere, mix of students and others.

Thank _dmpinvt
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast and was lucky to grab a spot. I always drive by and it's always packed. I stopped for breakfast on a rainy day and was lucky to find place to sit with no wait. The food was delicious with a variety of traditional and Tex-mex food. I shall return...

Thank nerotal
Modesto, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met some local friends here and they said they always take visitors here because it is the best breakfast. It was busy on the Thursday we were there about 9am. I can see that it could bet crazy. They had omelet selections I had never seen before. I asked my friends what they recommended and they both answered in... More 

Thank Destiny G
Dothan, Alabama
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Magnolia !! I travel to Austin to visit family a couple times a year. I never miss out on the Magnolia (I chose the one on Lake Austin BLVD, but both are fabulous dives!! The food is good and cheap, and the atmosphere is fantastic. It is a local place, and full of Weird Austin!! I love... More 

Thank Kelly B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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541 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

They area always open so no need to look up their hours. Set up is a little odd with seating on either side of the restaurant, but the kitchen in the middle. Extremely casual place, family friendly, and very busy on the weekends for all meals. The staff stayed busy during brunch and service was either rushed or non-existent. Dont... More 

Thank Alison R
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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565 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Good breakfast choices and they tasted great too. We got the traditional eggs, bacon, pancakes as well as the Flaco taco that is eggs, bacon, cheese and avocado. Lots of tex mex choices too. Service was attentive and we went at 9am on a Sunday morning without a wait! There’s a hostess stand at the top of the stairs where... More 

Thank HanKelly
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Magnolia is another one of the Austin Local places. It, like other restaurants, specialises in breakfast food and tex mex. The Migas are a favourite of mine. Their coffee is nice, and the staff are efficient and kind. Make sure you come ready to wait for Breakfast, at peak times it can get very busy. For two people with tip,... More 

Thank Vincent S
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Google suggested the Magnolia Cafe as one of the top 10 for queso in Austin. Texans love some queso and salsa ;) This quirky cafe did not disappoint! The menu has an eclectic assortment of options. I got the cheese enchiladas and chose the queso for the sauce (there were several options, but I just went for it!). Soooo good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4546
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-478-8645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?