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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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21 - 30 of 864 reviews

Reviewed July 23, 2018

A friend recommended Magnolia Cafe South and am I glad we followed that recommendation! The service was extremely friendly, the food was flavorful and good size portions (when they say comes with avocado it actually comes with avocado!).

1  Thank The S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Ate here with our teen daughter as part of a college tour. We arrived between lunch and dinner and did not have too much of a wait. Not sure what all the hype is about. Large portions of diner food.

Thank sazoram
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Probably one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had. If not the best, then definitely top 3. Ambiance was laid back, waitress was attentive, prices reasonable, location convenient to downtown, coffee was good. Awesome little breakfast restaurant.

Thank drdave75
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Get there early, because parking is tight, and the lines for lunch and dinner can stretch more than 15 deep. But there's a reason this place is always full of regulars. Everything we've ever had has been fantastic with the exception of the kids burgers...More

1  Thank Jay M
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great service plenty of food serviced in atimely fashion everything can out accordingly and was presented well

Thank Dan S
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We were in Austin for the weekend and went here for a late-night meal after seeing an improv show at the Hideout Theatre. It was a little after midnight on a Saturday night and we got in within about 5 minutes. Delicious food! I had...More

1  Thank shannon c
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I only stop here for the bbq enchiladas..... They are the best in the area. The parking is good and the seating is pretty fast

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

It was a little hard to find a parking spot but once we got inside, I was really impressed. This cute little cafe has nice servers and a quaint atmosphere. I got the “eggscape” and trust me when I say you can’t go wrong with...More

1  Thank countryfoodcritic
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to Austin, as well as my second visit to The Magnolia Cafe South. My late-night first visit to this wonderful local fave, convinced me to return with my travel companions for a breakfast-hour experience. My friends were delighted with my...More

1  Thank Madelyn G
Reviewed June 23, 2018

We went to Mag Cafe on the suggestion of my college age daughter. The wait for us was minimal, sat right down at 530pm. A very wide selection of food. We ordered all the Mag specialties. The Mag Queso was very good, the Mongolian Stir...More

Thank Todd W
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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
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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