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Magnolia Cafe South

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Add bacon, ham, or sausage to any dish $3.25. Substitute Gluten free bread for 2 slices of toast** $2
The Economical
Two eggs* any style and Two Breakfast Sides Or substitute a short stack of pancakes instead of two sides $2.25
Salmon Lox & Eggs
Scrambled eggs folded with cheddar/jack cheese, topped with smoked salmon, tomato, green onion, avocado and sour cream. Served with fruit
Mag Scramble
Tofu or eggs scrambled with Magnolia-blend spices and fresh spinach, topped with fresh diced tomato and avocado. Served with rice and black beans
Eggs or tofu scrambled with tomato, onion, jalapeños, bell pepper, tortilla chips and cheddar/jack cheese. Served with black beans and tortillas
Love Migas^
Eggs or tofu scrambled in spicy Love butter (fresh garlic and serrano) with tomato, onion, bell pepper, tortilla chips and jack cheese. Served with black beans and tortillas
Two eggs* over medium served on a mini-mountain of seasoned home fries and sausage, topped with cheddar/jack cheese
Eggs Zapatino^
Scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin, smothered in our legendary queso. Served with home fries
Huevos Rancheros
Two eggs* any style on a corn tortilla with rojas sauce and cheddar/jack cheese. Served with rice, black beans and tortillas
Gluten-Free French Toast $9.5
French Toast (Six Triangles)
Gluten-Free Royal Toast $11.0
Royal Toast
Four triangles of French Toast and two eggs* any style. Served with your choice of one: fruit, bacon, sausage or ham
Home Fries
Black Beans
English Muffin
Fresh Fruit
Choice of two breakfast sides or substitute a short stack of pancakes instead of two sides $2.25. Add inside: Sausage, Bacon, Turkey or Ham $2.50; Any other substitution $0.50 extra
Cheese Omelette
Shredded cheddar/jack cheese
House Special
Steamed mushroom, red onion, green bell pepper, ham and cheddar/jack cheese
Avocado with steamed mushroom, red onion, green bell pepper, tomato and cheddar/jack cheese
Ham and Cheese
The Queso Omelette
Avocado, cheddar/jack cheese smothered in our famous queso
The Magnolia
Avocado, tomato, black olives, cheddar/jack cheese and lemon sourcream sauce
T. Rex
Shredded smoked turkey, cheddar/jack cheese, avocado and pico de gallo
Steamed spinach, red onion, bacon, cheddar/jack cheese, topped with sour cream
Veg Popeye
omit bacon
The Prima Dora
Sliced avocado with cheddar/jack cheese, topped with gluten-free lemon sourcream sauce, verde and chipotle sauces
One cake $4, Short Stack (2) $6, Full Stack(3) $7. Extras: Bananas, Blueberries, Seasonal fresh fruit, Pecans, Chocolate chips - $0.75 per item per cake. Ask about real maple syrup at mkt price
On corn or flour tortilla
Two-Ingredient Taco $3.5
Three Ingredient Taco $4.25
Breakfast Taco
Eggs, black beans, bacon, potato, ham, sausage, spinach, mushrooms, or cheddar/jack cheese with Magnolia homemade salsa on the side
Flaco Taco
Scrambled egg, avocado, cheese and bacon
Three Alarm Taco
Scrambled egg, potato, cheddar/jack cheese and pickled jalapeño with homemade chipotle sauce
Chips & Salsa
Chips & Queso & Salsa
Mag Queso
Queso, avocado, pico de gallo Served with chips and salsa
Mag Mud
Black beans, queso, avocado, pico de gallo. Served with chips and salsa
Sonora Queso
Spiced ground beef layered with queso, avocado, pico de gallo. Served with chips and salsa
With Ancho Chicken or Spiced Ground Beef $10.0
Magnolia Nachos
Chips topped with black beans, melted cheddar/ jack cheese, jalapeño, tomato, green onion, fresh avocado and sour cream
Hummus Black Bean Dip
A layered dip of warmed hummus and black beans, topped with olive oil, oven-roasted red bell peppers and onions. Served with sliced avocado, pico de gallo and chips
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach, cream cheese, and artichoke hearts topped with parmesan and tomatoes. Served with French bread and chips
Loaded Potato Landscape
Seasoned grilled potatoes and melted cheddar/jack cheese, topped with green onions, sour cream, and bacon
Neptunian Landscape^
Seasoned grilled potatoes, avocado, green onion, verde, and lemon sourcream sauces with jack cheese
Saturnine Landscape
Seasoned grilled potatoes topped with queso, bacon, green onions, and pico de gallo
Two eggs* over medium served on a mini mountain of seasoned home fries and sausage, topped with cheddar/jack cheese
Hummus and Tabouli Plate
A scoop of red quinoa tabouli and house-made hummus. Served with tortilla chips, sliced cucumber and red bell pepper
Cup $3.5
Bowl $5.5
Soup of the Day
See the board or ask your server for today's homemade soup
Small Side Salad
Seasonal mixed greens and vegetables
Homemade dressings**: Lime Cilantro, Spicy Garlic Cream, Vinaigrette, Ranch Buttermilk, Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar. Add blue cheese crumbles $1
Baton Rouge Salad
Grilled blackened fish on a fresh green salad with red bell peppers, tomato, red onion, carrots, feta cheese, and pecans. Served with spicy garlic cream dressing
Quinoa Tabouli Greek Salad
Quinoa tabouli on a bed of mixed greens, cucumber, artichoke hearts, red bell peppers, feta cheese, red onion, tomato, and black olives
California Salad
Grilled marinated chicken breast, seasonal fresh fruit, mixed greens, avocado, black olives, and sprouts with cheddar/jack cheese
Tuna Pecan Salad
A scoop of 100% albacore tuna salad on mixed greens with cucumbers, tomato slices, avocado, red onion, and pecans
Vegetable Side
Broccoli, Spinach, Zucchini or Mushrooms
Black Beans
Mag Mac and Cheese
Red Quinoa Tabouli
Grilled Veggie Burger Patty
Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast
Grilled Beef* Burger Patty
Grilled Bagel & Cream Cheese
Side of Bacon(3 Slices), Grilled Ham or Sausage
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is one of those places that you feel like you have to try for yourself just to see what it is all about. The food to me wasnt the greatest... but you do get a lot of it. idk.... for some reason it just...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank coagula
Reviewed October 19, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AmyS1975
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rhys G
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ALAN W
Reviewed October 9, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dwf13
Reviewed October 8, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidtI6638MZ
Reviewed October 6, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michiganuncledoug
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sayohat
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bberg3
Reviewed September 27, 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Belinda R
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