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1 Lawson Ln, Ste 10, Burlington, VT 05401-8445
+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
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12:00 arrived for brunch on a Saturday 12:45 got table 13:00 ordered food and drinks 13:15 drinks arrived 13:30 ordered new drinks 13:45 asked about food again! 13:55 food finally arrives 14:05 check arrives...!? The food is really good, but the service really spoiled the experience. BTW, one of the drinks of the second round never arrived.

Thank Juan Carlos Z
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out of the way, i.e. hard to find, but well worth the "hunt" -- the food is delicious and locally sourced. Wonderful service, great selection and it's one of our favorite places to go in Burlington for breakfast. Truly a genuine "find" and the variety of delicious items makes it hard to choose. We've eaten here 10+ times... More 

Thank Sarah S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a tea-drinker, but unfortunately tea there is was so strong it was impossible to drink it, even though I poured half tea/half water into my cup. The thing that surprised me I told the waitress that it is impossible to drink it, she took it away and still charged me for it, which I don't care paying 3$... More 

Thank Maria T
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait line was reasonable (15 min) around 10:30am on a Sunday and they have a very comfortable waiting area with drinks available. We started with black tea, double shot latte, and the cheese and fruit platter to share. The coffee was quite good. The tea was so strong my wife couldn't drink it without adding a large amount of... More 

Thank Joshua C
Rockville, Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was excellent, we all had breakfast items for brunch from seasonal French Toast with pumpkin bread to specials for hardy eaters with cinnamon apple pancakes with eggs and breakfast meats. Magnolia's does not take reservations so we had a 45 minute wait on a Saturday, it was worth it. They do offered a place to sit and wait... More 

Thank susanmagoo
Nashville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

As first time visitors, we were directed to Magnolia by family. It is tucked away in the basement of an office building within walking distance from the downtown hotels, but you have to look for it, even though there is a sign outside. It is well worth finding. There was a wait for a table but we were offered spots... More 

Thank K W
Falmouth, Maine
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117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was served efficiently and the service people were quite friendly.they have the usual eggs French toast, pancakes and they will serve egg whites and or tofu. It seems you can substitute Tofu for eggs in any dish.we had to toe for the dishes. The only issue I would have is there was no seasoning. Most tofu scramble's have salt,... More 

Thank Todabr
Burlington, Vermont
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional place, beautifully decorated, excellent service and most of all excellent food. All omelettes are gluten free, there is gluten free bread and there are many other gluten free choices. GF indicated next to the gluten free dishes. Gluten free almond pancakes are delicious. We had an amazing family time there

Thank Mp74523
Newport Beach, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Well as an out of towner I see some spots are busy and this place could be one of them. We got there at 11 for breakfast. It was great and I am picky for sure. Outside patio is cute with herbs growing on the table.

Thank Charles B
Greenville, New York
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to Magnolias Saturday for breakfast. Told 15-20 wait. Turned into almost hour wait. Then the waitress took our order and waited almost an hour for food. Was told worth the wait. OMG it was NOT worth the wait. Kitchen didn't have it together. Staff tried and the hostess worked hard to bring it all together. It is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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 05401-8445
  • 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.

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