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Magnolia Cafe South

) #28 of 3,126 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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (31 reviews)
“home fries” (24 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 20 May 2017 via mobile

Found it by chance, walking along SoCo. I needed breakfast and I ended up having a GREAT breakfast. Waiters were very nice, the atmosphere was Very Austinish, the food was great. Will return tomorrow for brunch

Thank AntonioAmendola
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Wasn't my first choice but seemed terribly popular for Saturday lunch/brunch. Extensive menu. Be prepared to wait 30+ minutes at peak times.

Thank JBT2
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This little gem was PACKED!! obvious why when you taste food, diner style food, with nice diner pricing, good portions, lots of variety, parking was a little tight but manageable. Servers very attentive!

Thank 341pamelad
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Magnolia Cafe is a certified Austin institution but it doesn't act all uppity and snooty about it! Famous for breakfast 24/7, it also have amazing queso. This morning I visited it (Sunday) and was fortunate enough to have found a single seat at the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Wish my home town had something like this, perfect for the end of the day. Great menu choice, the sloppy burger was amazing great way to unwind at the end of the day

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Or if you don't have dessert then eat the gingerbread pancakes. Huge menu, even without the 24/7 breakfast. Classic weird Austin vibe with super nice staff.

Thank mjpascuzzi
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast there this morning. The garden tacos are excellent. The eggscape was almost excellent but I prefer my potatoes slightly more cooked. My wife said potatoes were very good. Definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast. We will go again.

1  Thank baybound
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My friend recommended this place based on their online reviews, and she was spot on! Even at 10 a.m. on a Monday, there was a wait list which moved quickly. They have an extensive menu with breakfast specials. The servers were friendly and the food...More

Thank Felice F
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Real old time Americana great for breakfast, lunch or just hang out with a coffee. Always have bargain lunchtime specials

Thank Rog J
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing. Had the eggs zapatino (scrambled eggs with queso and English muffin) and home style fries. So good!! Also mimosas good too. Friends I was with loved their dishes as well, very gluten free friendly place too!

Thank steph_reis19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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