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Sweet Magnolias Cafe & Bakery


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


American, Cafe, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Breakfast
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place for quality sandwiches, soups are also very good and salads too. Shrimp salad is generous and very good. Soups are homemade and good too. Reasonably priced. Always consistently good food.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mamie V
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I buy clients lunch sometimes, and this is one of the local places they always enjoy. Everything is fresh and made to order. The wait isn’t long and the food variety and quality is good. You see all kinds of people here, since it’s right...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sgodbee1234
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We go here almost every Friday and it never disappoints! We are doing Weight Watchers and the homemade soups and salads are perfect. The fact that they still have carrot raisin salad is reason enough to go! The little dessert samples also satisfy your sweet...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Y5294BQcarols
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We are British and recently stayed in Gainesville for a week We didn’t know the area so went to tourist info who recommended this place for lunch The sandwiches were so good we went back three times in a week! We’re planning our next holiday...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank HoyleJon
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Locally owned lunch cafe. Excellent variety of sandwiches, salads and several desserts. Very freshly made every day, and excellent choices of breads. Sunny, corner location on small town's busy square. Lots of seating, and a good centrally located meeting spot. Ample free public parking nearby....More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank mhenry53
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Chicken salad wasn't as inspiring as the description on the menu. Served in a plastic basket. Given the size of this place and the uniqueness of the setting we were hoping for something a little better.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Snoopydog01
Reviewed August 8, 2017

On the spur of the moment on a weekday recently, my husband and I drove to Lake Lanier and to Gainesville, a place I had not previously visited. After a walk around the town square we opted to have lunch at Sweet Magnolias Café and...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank chasevalley
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Very spacious seating. Go up to counter, order & they'll bring food to you. Surprised how quiet it was with so many people. Could actually have a conversation without yelling. Hubby loves chicken salad & puts this one on top of his list. I was...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank yvonneb443
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

The chicken salad is wonderful! We had it in both the sandwich form and over mixed greens. The kids loved their sandwiches. I like that it is an appropriate amount of food- not too much and not too little. There is a free parking deck...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank rwilson92387
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

No one was bussing the tables so we had to kind of clean things up before we sat down. They supposedly have a world famous chicken salad that was reviewed by Esquire. I don't do chicken salad so I can't tell you anything about it....More

Date of visit: April 2017
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