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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, 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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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 10
    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
Excellent breakfast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Tiffany A
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Effort, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Portland, Maine
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Effort, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Awesome Pizza and lots of beers. I was here years ago and was happy to remember it. There are so many spots to choose from for basic eats and tons of beer places. This is one to stop at.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Four of us trekked up north( from Virginia ) for the Vermont Brewers Festival ( more about that later) and we always eat well on the road. i did the research and so... Went to Magnolia for breakfast and it was outstanding. Different omelettes all around and we raved about each one. Service was outstanding and the setting is great.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went here on a Saturday morning and were told it would be 40 minutes. After 40 minutes we were offerred a bar seat but decided to wait 5 more for a table. From the time we sat at the table until our food came it was 50 minutes more but since we knew the food would be amazing we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I waited til my third experience at Magnolia to write a review. Well, to be honest this was my third visit in the last six months. I actually had been to Magnolia a few years back and had such a terrible experience then I refused to go back until this year, after hearing rumor around town that it had improved.... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm so disappointed to read this, Megan -- it's surprising to me that we failed to impress you three times over, and I'm sorry if that was the case. Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention -- excellent service is incredibly important, and I'll be sure to talk to my team. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

...and down a set of stairs lies a a breakfast/brunch/lunch place not to be missed! My wife and I had read many great reviews of this cute restaurant, and were so happy they were true! We were greeted by a smiling hostess, and served promptly and graciously by Krista. I ordered a Hot Chocolate, and it was one of the... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

It means so much that you chose to come here twice -- especially with your limited time in town. I just hope you'll come back again soon -- we'd all love to welcome you back for more Hot Chocolate and breakfast! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our first visit to Vermont on summer vacation, and we were anxious to try a local restaurant for breakfast. We decided on Magnolia's for brunch based on the reviews we'd read, and this little jewel did not disappoint! In fact, we loved it so much, we dined there a second morning before leaving. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch and... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Charming? Delicious? LITTLE JEWEL? You're makin' us blush! Seriously, though -- reviews as kind as this mean the world for little businesses like ours. I truly hope we'll get to welcome you back again in the future! Have a great day, Shannon R., Owner More 

Audubon, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I never go back to the same place to eat twice when I'm in a new town, but we couldn't help ourselves! Our family of 4 was in burlington for vacation and we went to Magnolia twice for breakfast. It was a little bit of a wait to get our food, but it was totally worth it! Everything was fabulous... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

That's such an honor, Chris -- I'm thrilled you came back twice! It made me smile to know that we're still a talking point in your house, and we hope we'll get to welcome your lovely family back in the future! All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Berthoud, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a perfect restaurant for vegetarians (they do serve meat too). We aren't vegetarians but love restaurants that use local ingredients creatively. The first day we both had scramble specials (two different ones) and the second day, I had Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. They were also delicious but not nearly as interesting as the scramble. The coffee and service were... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words, MacDaley -- our vision is all about using fresh, local ingredients in an interesting way, and it was so great seeing that you got this! Thanks so much for swinging by -- we hope you'll be our way in the future. All the best, Shannon R., Owner More 

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Additional Information about Magnolia

Address: 1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
Phone Number: +1 802-862-7446
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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?