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Magnolia Cafe South

#27 of 3,096 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$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” (37 reviews)
“home fries” (25 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 1 week ago via mobile

We waited approximately 45 minutes for a table. We had heard awesome things about the food and service. Upon being seated, we were greeted by a nice hostess. The waiter, Terry, was very rude. He did not know the menu. I ordered our appetizer three...More

Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is fantastic, and the art on the walls is for sale. The service is great, and the servers are hilarious and attractive. Open 24 hours a day, it can be busy at times, but is always worth it.

Thank musicalsnake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was not bad. Enchiladas were horrible. Sauce seemed to be mostly tomato paste. Rice and beans were like out of a frozen dinner. My wife's chicken salad was better but not great. Would not go back.

Thank klondikemike99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the hype is well deserved!! there were 3 of us.. we all enjoyed our meals! Very good food.. the wait took a while.. but we were there on a Sunday.. and they have free coffee while you wait and a funky/ quirky gift shop to...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last night in Austin and we were looking for a great place for dinner, Magnolia Cafe South was a perfect choice. A quaint little restaurant along a funky block, just a few minutes from the Capitol Building. The decor is a throw back to...More

Thank Micheal W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday morning but it was closer to lunch so this would make it brunch. Not that it matters as this place is open 24/7 and the full menu is available to boot. Parking isn't great but oh well. Sign in and choose...More

Thank rmartine_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We capped off our "ACL Fest" reunion with breakfast at "Magnolia" and it was pretty near perfect! Fluffy, yummy pancakes; tofu migas; omelettes; hash browns/homefries; all delivered with friendly, fast service. Make "Magnolia" a stop for one of your breakfasts while in ATX.

Thank good_ants
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with friend after a music festival and truly enjoyed my eating experience here. Not only is the food amazing but the overall atmosphere is very cool and enjoyable. Next time I’m in town I’ll be back!

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always prefer to eat in local restaurants and this eclectic one did not disappoint! Our group of sat outside and all ordered breakfast. Our waitress was friendly, the portions were large. They had an extensive GF menu. I had the GF cornmeal pancakes with...More

Thank Margie L
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Open late, this is a great place to get Mexican or traditional breakfast after a concert. An Austin tradition with the special “keep Austin weird” vibe. Food is delicious and people watching is fun.

Thank CohenD1234
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
6:00 am - 5:30 am
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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