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Magnolia Cafe South

#82 of 3,000 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3503
512-445-0000
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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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
Magnolia has yummy breakfasts!!

I love breakfast its my favorite meal. They have great coffee and love there Royal Toast is delicious. There has always been a wait when I have gone but it is worth it. My niece and nephew have also enjoyed the food there, they love the potatoes!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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IRVING
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love breakfast its my favorite meal. They have great coffee and love there Royal Toast is delicious. There has always been a wait when I have gone but it is worth it. My niece and nephew have also enjoyed the food there, they love the potatoes!!!

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our meal and there are lots of vegetarian options. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is highly recommended on travel sites and guide books. "Open 24/8". Good breakfast, attentive and friendly staff. Fairly busy, a few parties waiting at 10:30 AM on a Thursday. Was there solo so I took a seat at the 5-seat bar which overlooks the kitchen. Had the "Royal Toast", french toast, eggs and choice of meat or fruit... More 

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Austin, TX
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is a madhouse, especially on weekends. This only occurs when the food is great. It's a bit of a throwback to our hippie days. You usually have to wait a while but, visiting with the locals is fun. I love breakfast at this place. Gingerbread pancakes are my favorite.

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San Antonio, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas with Lemon Sour Cream. That is all you need to have a great time here. I love that they are always open and they have something to fit your mood. From pancakes to burgers. But... stay away from the black beans.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went here for breakfast on a Saturday morning. This place is always packed since they are open "24/8". We had about a 20 minute wait, but the line was out the door by the time we left. This is probably my favorite breakfast place in Austin. Portion sizes were huge, but the bill was not. Food was high quality.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have tried and tried to like this place. But it is just not possible. I order for a big group, and EVERY TIME I try to place an order, I get NOTHING BUT TROUBLE. They are always trying to pass me off to someone else. Another time. Another manager. COME ON! GET IT TOGETHER ALREADY!!!! Who doesn't want the... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Good lil spot for breakfast or lunch good service too. Ok food i had breakfast and it was very reasonably priced.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An eclectic restaurant that Austin is known to have. The food is excellent, the wait staff unique, but the wait to sit down can be a little long!

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Open late! The food here is great! I usually get the vegetable enchiladas or the fish tacos! An excellent spot right on South Congress to go after a Night of Music and drinking!

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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, Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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