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Magnolia Cafe South

#65 of 2,944 Restaurants in Austin
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
512-445-0000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great 24 Hour Breakfast Place

Great Breakfast, huge portions, I recommend the Gingerbread Pancakes with blueberries! The eggs are also great. The service is efficient and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
glutton91
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great Breakfast, huge portions, I recommend the Gingerbread Pancakes with blueberries! The eggs are also great. The service is efficient and friendly.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was the second time we've arrived late in Austin and decided to hold off on dinner till we got to town. This time the wait was only minutes (and even with a wait of 30 minutes, well worth it.) The staff is very friendly, restaurant is eclectic, and menu is suitable for a wide variety of hungri-ness. This time... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I visited here somewhat reluctantly. My wife had found it in the guide book, and it seemed like a gimmick on reading. It's a bit more than a shack on arrival, with a 30 minute wait (Sunday lunch), so it had to be worth it? Wow, what a great place, the fish tacos were plentiful, fresh, tasty and appealing. I... More 

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Bermuda
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205 reviews 205 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A recommendation from the hotel. After walking the whole of this street decided to stop for lunch. An extensive menu at good prices. Friendly wait staff. Food was good and delivered promptly. A very busy establishment.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had seen this restaurant on triple D and had to come. The staff are awesome, they helped each other out and we never went without anything . The pasta dish I had was the pasta Caspian!! So Good :) Must eat here while in town.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

with a flavor of Austin the food is great with an ambiance of Nuevo Americana diner. While my wife says most of the food is great, I get pulled into getting a waffle almost every time. Try the pecan waffle, a Texas classic. Great place, ask Guy Fieri.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was a suggestion from friends that live outside of Austin, Breakfast is wonderful BUT Lunch was outstanding, portions are plentiful. Fajitas and enchiladas are worth the wait !!! We visited twice during our visit it was that good !!

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N. Ft. Myers, FL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had the curried vegetables with squash. We ordered the spinach artichoke as an appetizer too. All of it was amazing. I have never had squash that delicious. The topping makes it. We were told by a friend to try the brownie ala mode but had no appetite after the main course.

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2015

I can't think of a better place -- great food, wonderful wait staff, and an atmosphere that will just lighten your perspective on everything.

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Austin, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Visited twice and got breakfast each time, even though it was in the evening. Really enjoyed French toast and waffles, side of bacon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-445-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?