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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
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Ranked #21 of 212 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I can not tell you how pleased my husband I are with all of our experiences here. Our latest was no exception. The Mimosa I had to drink was perfect. They use Prosecco and fresh squeezed orange juice which is the perfect amount of sweetness. We stated with a fruit and cheese plate all of the fruit was perfectly ripe... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm so pleased to know how much you and your husband enjoy our place! Hearing what a wonderful brunch you two had here is a true treat. I'm so excited to pass on the kind compliments to the rest of the staff. Please know how eager we are to have you both back soon! Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is my girlfriend's and my favorite breakfast/brunch place in Burlington. The atmosphere is great with the exposed brick and stone foundation, large wood beams, local art on the walls, and lots of live plants around the seating area. The menu is diverse and has something for everyone. I am very happy that they changed to more shredded hash browns... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

James, I'm so happy that Valerie was able to save a birthday! The service you've gotten here during your last few times in is definitely not up to the standard we want to have. I really appreciate you speaking up about it and want you to know we're looking into what happened here. I do hope we'll see you back... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My husband and I wandered in here for breakfast. I had the Magnolia (Prosecco and cranberry juice) and the Lemon Ricotta pancakes. Yum! The husband had a meat hash and Bloody Mary. We didn't leave a crumb. Its a very cute and popular place to eat. Will definitely be going back.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

So happy you wandered on in! It's great you and your husband both enjoyed everything you tried. Can't wait to have you back. Thanks, Shannon R., Owner More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited Magnolia for breakfast in December 2014. To start, we had some warm banana bread - which was lovely. To follow this we unfortunately chose the so called "omelets". I say so called because it was like no omelet we've ever had before and would certainly not want to EVER eat one like this again. The omelete part was... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm sure you can imagine my disappointment in reading this. "Egg sheets" are definitely not something we use, and I assure you everything is made freshly. This, of course, doesn't excuse the dishes being served cold, or missing ingredients. As you stated, our waitstaff work very hard to try to make things right when mistakes have been made. Had you... More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We had a lot of people recommend Magnolia for breakfast while we were visiting Burlington and I am so glad we went! The atmosphere was adorable and quaint with great service from the waitstaff. It was hard to decide what to get because there are so many things on the menu that sound good. I look forward to going back... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

I'm so happy you came in, too! It's great you enjoyed the eggs benedict, but I do apologize for the lack of raspberries on your pancakes. However, it's fantastic to hear everything was still enjoyed. I can't wait to have you join us again soon. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

West Chazy, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Magnolia serves breakfast and lunch. Both menus are unique and reasonably priced. I cannot comment on the lunch food however as I have only had breakfast there. The first time we went for breakfast was last summer. Four of us had different things and all were very good. The vegetarian sausage is a good option for our vegetarian friend. When... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for providing us with this feedback! I'm happy you've enjoyed your food both times you've dined with us. However, I am so sorry to hear your food wasn't served as hot as it should have been the last time you came in. Please know we're looking into preventing this from happening again. Thanks, Shannon R., Owner More 

Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a good place to come with friends for breakfast or lunch. The food is good Vermont local food and the atmosphere is nice. The place is large enough you can hear each other when talking but not so loud you need to yell. Not a bad place to go with your significant other.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Lawrence, thanks for the kind words! I'm happy you think of us as a place to enjoy breakfast with friends or a significant other. I hope we'll see you back in again soon. Take care, Shannon R., Owner More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So many good choices on the breakfast menu it was hard to decide what to have. The eggs benedict was hot and delicious. The side of potatoes were amazingly crunchy and well seasoned. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgable. A very memorable breakfast!!!

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Kathleen, this is a lovely review to get to read, so thanks for sharing it! I'm happy that you found so many things on our menu to be appetizing and your service to be friendly. I'd absolutely love to have you come back in the next time you're in Burlington! Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I loved this place for it's out of the ordinary breakfast menu choices. Having food allergies, it was gratifying to know I had choices I would not normally have elsewhere. The food was fresh and delicious. Very attentive service. We would definitely would recommend this place.

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

So happy that we were able to provide some great dishes that fit within your dietary restrictions! Knowing that you and your husband had a great breakfast with us is fantastic, and I so hope you make it back in the next time you're in town. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were told the wait would be 45 minutes but ended up having to wait an hour and a half for a table. Food was well worth the wait- they got everything right, from the homemade ketchup and jam, to the pumpkin French toast with maple whipped cream. The servers were friendly and the food definitely made up for the... More 

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Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Molly, I'm so sorry to hear about your wait. While things can get busy, we always try to be as accurate with times as possible. However, hearing that the food was worth the wait is fantastic! Knowing that you'd come back despite the issues with wait time is amazing and we can't wait to have you! 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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