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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“home fries” (27 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 May 4, 2018

We chose Magnolia by driving by. This cute cottage has a full breakfast menu. My husband chose the migas and loved them. I chose a standard ham and cheese omelette and found it delicious, although made with deli thin sliced ham rather than chunks of...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended to go here for breakfast. Loved it. We sat on the patio in the back. They were very busy but we didn't have to wait long. I got one of their signature egg dishes with queso sauce on top, very good....More

Thank slynne59
Reviewed May 2, 2018

What a great hip place to enjoy dinner. Had the Baton Rouge Salad with the spicy garlic dressing. The waitress told me it was her favorite and she was right. It was fantastic! We apparently went at the right time - Saturday before the rush...More

Thank SRidggreen
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Went to this place for 2 reasons, 1 is the sign says "sorry we are open" and 2 its kind of off the mainstream path. Sort of dark inside but our waitress was friendly and helped us out with some questions. Our dinner we good...More

Thank Pete A
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Sunday morning, our wait was about twenty minutes or so. That gave us time to enjoy the complimentary coffee and walk next door to the gift shop. Service was fast and friendly. The food was good. My wife had the Popeye Omelette with potatoes and...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We originally wanted to come by on Easter Sunday but the line was way too long. So we waited for a weekday to make the walk from our hotel downtown to South Congress. Didn’t have to wait and got a nice booth inside. The space...More

Thank Soymoosemom
Reviewed April 2, 2018

After the hype, it's easy to be let down. That said, this place was good, lots of options (including GF bread) and a very friendly wait staff. The food, however, was good, kind of average and not so cheap. Filling and fine, but not memorable.

Thank pickling
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Madame and I checked in at Magnolia Cafe South, right in the heart of the South Congress (SOCO) corridor, for lunch on a recent sunny and warm Tuesday. We'd been wanting to go there for quite some time -- we were attracted not only by...More

Thank Itinerant_scholar
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We waited for a table for over 40 minutes after being told there would be a 15 minute wait at the most. My over easy eggs were over rock hard, and the home fries were burned on the bottom. After waiting that long for a...More

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

In town for Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and wanted something different. This was listed as a Austin Favorite which had my skeptical but it was nearly 10pm so we decided to try it. I had the Tropical Turkey Taco & it was amazing. I mean...More

Thank gibson405
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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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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