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Magnolia Cafe

#73 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4546
+1 512-478-8645
00:00 - 23:59
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the atmosphere of this place, it is super cute and cozy. The food however was not great. I ordered El Greco with gluten free toast. It was basically a plate of very overcooked scrambled eggs with a few chopped up olives and tomatoes. But the worst part, my toast was not even toasted. It had been brushed lightly with... More 

Thank Tinyfiregirl
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 5 who were on a business trip. We needed 5 separate checks since we each had to have a receipt turn in. They were not happy with that request but ultimately did accommodate us. The food was very good and fairly large portions. A lot of their food is very spicy so be warned. The... More 

Thank Missbeanie
Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A modern diner feel. Sat at the counter for breakfast. Yummy biscuits and gravy with grits. Super friendly staff who were always on top of my coffee needs.

Thank bittenby
Bellaire, Texas
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was visiting friends in Austin for the weekend and went to Lake Austin location for late Sunday brunch, put name on list at 1:00pm to get table for 4. We were seated about 30 min later. They had self-serve coffee set up for everyone waiting. They have some chairs & a picnic bench to sit outside while waiting for table... More 

Thank Poodle2014
Conroe, Texas
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in just after Midnight, 24hr place where it can get crowded on certain nights. Very "Austin like" which is a good thing when it comes to food. I would have given this place a 5 if it weren't for the fact that I was sat handed my food by the food runner 25min in, and did not see the... More 

1 Thank Pineywoodstraveler
League City
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Tried the tuna melt and shared an order of the gingerbread pancakes with bananas. Oh my these are great. This is one place I would eat breakfast for lunch. Excellent food!

Salt Lake City, Utah
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited later in the evening so our table had a mix of breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees. All were good. This was a suggestion one of our local friends--his favorite place for breakfast. My fish tacos were great, my friend loved his chicken sandwich, and I was coveting my other friend's wheel-cover sized pancakes what were hot and crisp!... More 

Thank geo_chic
Brattleboro, Vermont
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We enjoyed brunch here. I ate tilapia with spinach and my husband tried the mexican fare. Very good steak taco with wonderful fresh beer. Very special atmosphere, mix of students and others.

Thank _dmpinvt
San Antonio, Texas
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast and was lucky to grab a spot. I always drive by and it's always packed. I stopped for breakfast on a rainy day and was lucky to find place to sit with no wait. The food was delicious with a variety of traditional and Tex-mex food. I shall return...

Thank nerotal
Modesto, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We met some local friends here and they said they always take visitors here because it is the best breakfast. It was busy on the Thursday we were there about 9am. I can see that it could bet crazy. They had omelet selections I had never seen before. I asked my friends what they recommended and they both answered in... More 

Thank Destiny G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4546
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-478-8645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?