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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Magnolia Bistro is...
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Magnolia Bistro is Burlington’s best kept secret. We are the first certified-green restaurant in Vermont, with a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites made with the highest quality ingredients available. We feature a great selection of local, organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meat-loving items to suit any palate.
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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Breakfast in Burlington

Magnolia is off the beaten path, but worth finding since it has the best breakfast in Burlington. I don't know why people flock to Penny Cluse and wait for 30-45 minutes. Magnolia has a great variety of egg and griddle goodies. The banana bread is a must. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Diane J
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Magnolia is off the beaten path, but worth finding since it has the best breakfast in Burlington. I don't know why people flock to Penny Cluse and wait for 30-45 minutes. Magnolia has a great variety of egg and griddle goodies. The banana bread is a must. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed as compared to the more frenetic and... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We make it a point to visit Magnolia's every time we are in Burlington. Always an amazing breakfast. Fresh, local ingredients, awesome breads, omelettes and french toast. Yum!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

We're always amazing? So are you, Doreen! I can't wait until you're in town next -- we're excited to welcome you back. Thanks so much for the love! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We dined here when some of the more popular places were packed and were very happy with our breakfast. Food was incredibly fresh, the service was great, and we really liked the artwork (which is for sale).

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Fresh food, great service, and happy customers? That's all we could hope for, Ramblin Murphy! Thanks so much for choosing to grab a bite here -- I'm thrilled that you enjoyed everything so much. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Montréal, Québec
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We cannot come to Burlington without stopping at Magnolia for a meal, breakfast or lunch. Fresh and delicious food. Great staff.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

This is what we love to hear, Coupal! Thank you so much for swinging by every time you're in town -- we love welcoming you back. Hopefully we don't have to wait too long to serve you more delicious food! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

One of the best breakfasts I've ever had (if not the best). The food is incredibly well prepared and high quality. The ambiance is fantastic, super cool and chill just like Burlington. Can't wait to be back!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Wow! What a compliment -- thank you so much for the best review we've seen today. Rumor has it that you're pretty fantastic, super cool and chill, and we hope we'll get to welcome you back soon! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Limerick, Maine
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The atmosphere is charming, but the wait is not. We waited 90 minutes to be seated, and another 60 to receive our meals. The lunch/breakfast options were limited and the iced coffee was watered down and lukewarm. Perhaps the dinner menu is more fruitful, and the portions larger for the price.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm so sorry you were disappointed, Danielle -- I understand how a long wait would be frustrating, but rest assured our team are working as hard as possible! I'm surprised about your comments regarding selection, but we've always got room to improve, so your feedback is really helpful. Have a great day, Shannon R., Owner More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had breakfast on Jul 31, 2015. Very cool place. Interesting menu options. Breakfast was delicious. I had the poached eggs over quinoa with veggies, it was really good and fresh. My cousin had eggs benedict with veggie sausage, and she loved it. Mimosa a little overpriced for the size. And the waitress wasn't the greatest..forgot to bring our silverware..got... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

If our food brought you as much joy as this review brought us, I’m a happy lady. Very cool? Delicious breakfast? This review has made my day! Come back and see us again soon -- we’d love to welcome you back. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Nice staff but small portions at high prices. Watered down coffee. Maybe we caught them on a bad day or we ordered the wrong things

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Oh no! It sounds like you might have done, and that's really disappointing. Thanks so much for the feedback -- I'll be sure to talk to the kitchen about your complaints. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Portland, Maine
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Have high hopes for this place every time I go back- but it's just not the same as a couple years ago. Overpriced, food not as good, wait forever- it's been disappointing watching one of our favorite places to eat slowly become our least favorite!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

This is so disappointing to read, and I'm really sorry that we haven't been meeting your expectations. Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I hope you'll give us another shot -- I know we can show you the time that you once loved so much. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Effort, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were referred here by one of the young ladies at the front desk at hotel vt. The establishment is clean and classy and breakfast was turned into a very pleasurable experience. The hardest thing is deciding what to eat. Our waiter was amazing and recommended adding raspberries and chocolate chips to the lemon ricotta pancakes...Yummmm!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you were sent our way, Tiffany! We understand how serious breakfast decisions are, so I'm thrilled that our lovely waiter was able to steer you in the right direction. If you're ever back in town, come see us again -- the rest of our menu is waiting to be tried! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-862-7446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children

Description

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, Magnolia Bistro is Burlington’s best kept secret. We are the first certified-green restaurant in Vermont, with a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites made with the highest quality ingredients available. We feature a great selection of local, organic, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meat-loving items to suit any palate.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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