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Magnolia Cafe South

#28 of 3,150 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” (34 reviews)
“home fries” (25 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Austin to visit our daughter and she wanted to bring us here for brunch. My husband and I had the eggs Benedict with home fries and she had an omelette with a gingerbread pancake. The pancake is the size of a whole dinner...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to having breakfast here... expected the wait and ended up more like brunch. The food was good, gingerbread pancakes were such a treat and the savory egg dishes were nice. The portions were generous. We had limited interaction with staff...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to write a bad review, but I need to be honest. I really wanted to love this place. I read some awesome reviews about it and dragged my fiancé to eat there. I'm sorry I did. He ordered the strawberry pancakes and I...More

Thank Stargirl8604
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super crowded but they move tables fast so don't give up if there's a wait but get there early. Staff is super friendly and professional. Pancakes are to die for and the service was quick and the coffee refills were constant!

Thank efcmitchell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plates are big so be mindful of this and pancakes are soo tasty. It gets crowded but worth the wait.

Thank Ynadal
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't live in Austin, but every time I visit I eat at Magnolia. It has a laid back atmosphere and a huge menu selection. I've never been disappointed when eating here.

Thank aldavis73
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Me 'n the missus had a little time to kill before picking up a foster dog transport in South Austin, so we stopped by Magnolia on the recommendation of a friend. I went with the Texas Eggs Benedict, she had a spinach/chicken omelette. Both were...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I had the special chocolate chip cherry pancakes! Soo good! Bacon was great too! Long wait for table, but excellent service once seated!

Thank darleneoneill5351
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great recommendation from a family member. We came in and had a short wait (which to me is a good sign bc busy place means good food) but seated in good time. Our service was quick and friendly. Her name was Jen....More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My husband was unsure when we walked in, but I assured him the place had a good reputation. We were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and we both enjoyed our meals.

Thank Elizabeth V
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
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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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