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Magnolia Cafe South

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
+1 512-445-0000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“home fries” (29 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had no wait when we arrived at 9 a.m. on a rainy Friday morning; others coming in after us waited no more than 10 minutes... despite a few families waiting. The prices are very reasonable. The breakfast tacos are fresh and delicious, as are...More

Thank AmyS1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location in the hip and trendy SoCo area. Delicious US and Mex style breakfasts and decent coffee. Reasonable prices and friendly, helpful service. Worthy of its excellent reputation.

Thank Rhys G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Austin for a few days visiting family. We came here once before a while back & wanted to come again. The place is a little funky, which is good & typical of Austin. We had breakfast & everyone enjoyed their food. I...More

Thank ALAN W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been years since I've visited Magnolia on South Congress Avenue and I'm very happy to report that while seemingly everything else in Austin is changing (and not necessarily for the better) the Magnolia S. Congress retains it's friendly weird charm and decent food....More

Thank dwf13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast: our party ordered a wide variety of items and all were pleased with our selections. The place was packed on a Friday morning.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of a different place, but a great friendly atmosphere. The menu has most of the standard items of a local cafe, but everything has a twist to it to make it Magnolia style. There is indoor and outdoor seating, they have alcohol on the...More

Thank Michiganuncledoug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a green chili enchilada, which came with beans, rice and pico de gallo. It was spicy but very good. I also had a cold brew coffee, and it was delicious...not something I would expect from this type of restaurant. The menu looked amazing,...More

Thank sayohat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we're in Austin, a visit to the Magnolia Café is a MUST! They have the best breakfast in Austin, hands down. Service is amazing, very friendly staff. Don't be discouraged if you see a line out the door, they get people in and out...More

Thank bberg3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location is off west side MoPac and first street downtown. There is an odd smell. Like bland food and dirty wet towels. Whatever the chefs are cooking with is giving off a reek. I sat and ordered hoping the food didn’t taste like the...More

Thank Belinda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been going to this place for years and it is always great. The food is excellent as is the service

Thank Rockdoc7
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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
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.
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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