We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8447
+1 802-862-7446
Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 270: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was referred by a local... Ate there twice - first time was perfect, 2nd time almost. Love their menu and the staff/service are excellent. For some reason, the second day I ordered exact same thing (eggs benedict) and the eggs were overcooked, whereas the day prior they were perfect. My friends all ordered something different, we were all impressed with... More 

Thank Susan B
South Burlington
Level Contributor
36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have eaten at Magnolia twice. The first time was pretty good though not spectacular. The second time we went for breakfast I ordered the Lime Belgian Waffle, which pictured on the website shows heaps of fruit and whipped cream. The waffle I got was as hard as a brick and tasteless. The fruit consisted of a couple of chunks... More 

Thank Linda B
Troy, Michigan
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast while we were in town for a wedding, though it is a bit tricky to find, it was well worth the sleuthing because the food was amazing. We split the cinnamon French toast and each got a breakfast entree- so delicious

Thank Christina C
Westmont, New Jersey
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cozy and warm environment in the basement of an old building. Not sure the history of the building but the atmosphere is very cool. Great wait staff. Good for very good.

Thank cap249
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us! So glad you were not only a fan of our atmosphere, but our food as well. Looking forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Take care, Shannon R., Owner More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our third visit to Magnolia. We made a day trip from Montreal and were excited to have breakfast at your restaurant once again. We were disappointed! A friend ordered the crab cakes with hollandaise sauce and salad. Most of the salad was slimy and wilted. Not edible! He was reimbursed $3.00. Would have preferred a good salad! I... More 

1 Thank Carol S
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Carol, I'm so sorry if we let you and your party down, especially since you were visiting from Montreal. I know we can't please everyone, but it's a shame to see that you weren't a fan of our menu items. We put a lot of time and effort into providing our guests with an awesome meal, so you can trust... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

my husband & i stopped in here for bunch while visiting. i got the vegetarian eggs Benedict & they were delicious. The hash browns were cooked to perfection as well. Food was fresh & nothing greasy. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank lauren c
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

So glad we were worth the stop, Lauren! Come by again the next time you're in Burlington -- we'd love to serve you. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

First time and last time - "10 minute" wait turned in 50 minutes on a Sunday. We were offered a small counter facing the wall after that wait even though there was a 4 seat table open. We were told that was only open for 4 people (we were 2). We noticed and had to insist on sitting at one... More 

Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

As you could imagine, it's tough to read this. While Sundays are one of our busiest days, you're right -- you should've been made aware of the longer wait time. Normally our diners are huge fans of our breakfast items as well, so it's a shame to see we weren't able to wow you with our food. I will be... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

we had breakfast on our daughters birthday. day started welll. warm ambiance and good food. service was excellent and the staff was very helpful

Thank ashwamedh1947
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Honored you chose our place to celebrate! It sounds like you were able to enjoy yourself here, which is fantastic. Come by again any time -- you're always welcome here. Best, Shannon R., Owner More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd visit to magnolias...I came specifically for the warm ambience,the freshest maple syrup imaginable and the oatmeal pancakes.Luckily,I arrived when they were having a breakfast buffet,so I was able to sample their homemade banana bread with homemade strawberry cream cheese as well as their "meat hash"...Although they don't take reservations,and the wait was over 30 minutes,the meal... More 

Thank rab2012
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

So glad you could join us for another meal! Sorry about the wait -- I know we tend to get very busy during our morning hours, but it's nice to see your food and the customer service was worth it. Hope to see you back again soon! Take care, Shannon R., Owner More 

Highland, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We found this great little places base on some great reviews on TripAdvisor and they were completely accurate. We sowed up on a Sunday @ 1 PM and the place was buzzing. Great local beers and cider on tap, great cocktails and fantastic brunch items. My brother in law was even able to have his long missed pancakes as they... More 

Thank Freddie121853
Shannon R, Owner at Magnolia, responded to this review

Glad Trip Advisor pointed you in the right direction, Freddie! It sounds like your family was a big fan of their meals, too, which is fantastic -- you can't go wrong with our salmon. Hope to welcome you back in the future! Take care, Shannon R., Owner More 

Travelers who viewed Magnolia also viewed


Been to Magnolia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Cafe, Vegan
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Magnolia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?