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Magnolia Cafe South

#27 of 3,152 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 6 August 2017 via mobile

We waited for about 30 minutes. Not bad considering it's the most popular place to go for breakfast. It never disappoints. We walked next door to the gift shop, Prima Dora while we waited. They have an intercom so you can hear your name. That's...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Dinner on a week night. Ordered Sweet Potato Fries. They turned out to be grilled chunks of sweet potato. These were not Sweet Potato Fries. I complained and they were removed from the bill. Did not like the Macaroni and cheese. Lots of pasta, not...More

Thank OWL78654
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Classic Austin. Always tasty with a good variety. Smaller than the other location, but we didn't have a wait. No complaints!

Thank Satcheson
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This was an interesting place to eat. There was a myriad of people from a variety walks of life. This is a place of inclusive diversity. The atmosphere was great and the food taste freaking amazing!! The portions was unreal and the prices were fairly...More

Thank WhitfieldFun
Reviewed 28 July 2017

After seeing the line for Franklin BBQ, we looked for well reviewed area restaurants and Magnolia South came up as a great option. The outdoor sign on the building is very cool and retro and the decor inside is very quirky. There was a short...More

1  Thank 858sharlae
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Magnolia Cafe is a great breakfast place. Service is terrific, extensive breakfast menu, coffee really good. Good Austin weirdness factor (How many other places can you dine with a pterodactyl?). Very popular but the wait has never been long.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have eaten at Magnolia many times over the years, but never have done a review before. The menu is a bit eccentric, so if you are looking for just the standard care fare you may want to go somewhere else. They are open 24/7...More

Thank AustinPiper
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We visited Magnolia Cafe for brunch on Thursday. Parking was easy and their was no wait. Service was great and the menu has lots of great options. Unfortunately for the DDD enthusiast, the only thing remaining in their menu that Guy tried was the gingerbread...More

1  Thank camillechasteen
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and my husband had the pancakes which were delicious. I had avocado Benedict and it was good. The coffee was ever flowing and good for cafe coffee. It has a great atmosphere and ample parking which is hard to find...More

Thank lesliebB4132GE
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love this location as well as the other. Expect to wait in a line but it is worth it. We love the "dumpling" appetizer. Pancakes are amazingly good.

Thank Amy A
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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