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Magnolia Cafe South

#31 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
+1 512-445-0000
06:00 - 05:30
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Winchester, KY
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149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Or if you don't have dessert then eat the gingerbread pancakes. Huge menu, even without the 24/7 breakfast. Classic weird Austin vibe with super nice staff.

Thank mjpascuzzi
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had breakfast there this morning. The garden tacos are excellent. The eggscape was almost excellent but I prefer my potatoes slightly more cooked. My wife said potatoes were very good. Definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast. We will go again.

Thank baybound
Arlington, Virginia
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend recommended this place based on their online reviews, and she was spot on! Even at 10 a.m. on a Monday, there was a wait list which moved quickly. They have an extensive menu with breakfast specials. The servers were friendly and the food came out in a timely manner. Apparently, this cafe is renowned in Austin and is... More 

Thank Felice F
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Real old time Americana great for breakfast, lunch or just hang out with a coffee. Always have bargain lunchtime specials

Thank Rog J
Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing. Had the eggs zapatino (scrambled eggs with queso and English muffin) and home style fries. So good!! Also mimosas good too. Friends I was with loved their dishes as well, very gluten free friendly place too!

Thank steph_reis19
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was great. We were welcomed right in. Great choices for everyone to eat and drink. The food came out quick and was so good. We went for dinner and recommend this place to everyone. It's a must try for all!

Thank Frank T
Hollywood, Florida
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178 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed everything we ordered. You can have breakfast all day and the menu offers a very wide selection of food. Everything was prepared perfectly and our waiter was efficient, friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

Thank Harris H
Murrieta, California
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554 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnolia Cafe on Congress is a delightful little restaurant. It is in a neighborhood of fun shops and restaurants so there is a lot to see and do. I got the vegetarian reuben and it was delicious! The service was a little slow, we had to ask for napkins from another waiter because ours didn't come back to our table.... More 

Thank Alexandra T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered Mimosas, omelets and gingerbread pancakes. Our group enjoyed everything! Big portions and good friendly service.

Thank Sunandfun2010
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it's breakfast food, Magnolia Cafe has it and serves it up in the tastiest fashion! We've eaten there many times and continue to go back for their yummy food served fast by friendly staff! This time we split an omelette they had on special with cheese, bell pepper, sausage. My side was a short stack of pecan and banana... More 

Thank jesseh627

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?