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Magnolia Cafe South

#28 of 3,066 Restaurants in Austin
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-445-0000
06:00 - 05:30
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was great. We were welcomed right in. Great choices for everyone to eat and drink. The food came out quick and was so good. We went for dinner and recommend this place to everyone. It's a must try for all!

Thank Frank T
Hollywood, Florida
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Enjoyed everything we ordered. You can have breakfast all day and the menu offers a very wide selection of food. Everything was prepared perfectly and our waiter was efficient, friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend.

Thank Harris H
Murrieta, California
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565 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Magnolia Cafe on Congress is a delightful little restaurant. It is in a neighborhood of fun shops and restaurants so there is a lot to see and do. I got the vegetarian reuben and it was delicious! The service was a little slow, we had to ask for napkins from another waiter because ours didn't come back to our table.... More 

Thank Alexandra T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered Mimosas, omelets and gingerbread pancakes. Our group enjoyed everything! Big portions and good friendly service.

Thank Sunandfun2010
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If it's breakfast food, Magnolia Cafe has it and serves it up in the tastiest fashion! We've eaten there many times and continue to go back for their yummy food served fast by friendly staff! This time we split an omelette they had on special with cheese, bell pepper, sausage. My side was a short stack of pecan and banana... More 

Thank jesseh627
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had coffee, grapefruit juice and Texas eggs benny. Delicious. Everything is locally sourced. We maybe not everything, but if you're into that sort of thing, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. My fiance was psyched about the GF options and I enjoyed extra gluten on everything. Staff is very friendly, super accommodating and helpful. Free coffee refills. We were there... More 

Thank Todd F
Americus, Georgia
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast. Great service. Little wait but worth it. Hope to visit again very soon. Beagles very good.

Thank Lucibell
Arlington, Virginia
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269 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

What a great place! I would love to visit over and over, but unfortunately we only had one night. I had a salad with blackened fish and it was wonderful. I will return if I ever visit Austin again.

Thank eaglekg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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

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