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“24 hours, just the ticket after a long night of music!!!!”
Review of Magnolia Cafe

Magnolia Cafe
Ranked #79 of 3,708 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“24 hours, just the ticket after a long night of music!!!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Magnolia Cafe has been going for a long time now. It is smack in the thick of the trendy SoCo area of town which is host to numerous, clubs, shops, hotels, restaurants and bars. Its easy to spot, just look for the neon sign that reads "SORRY WE'RE OPEN"! If I am not mistaken, prior to the Magnolia Cafe, the Blues club, The Aus-Tex Lounge, occupied the building. That was back in the late 70's, so this spot can boast two great incarnations. This is one of only a few 24 hour restaurants I know of that are still running in Austin. A college town, with a vibrant music scene, Austin really needs 24 hour places to feed the hungry denizens of the night! In my experience, the food at a lot of eateries that never close is not great. Happily this isn't the case at Magnolia Cafe. Would have to be good as it always seems to be packed. Be prepared to wait at peak times. Food is good quality, portions are generous, service is friendly and fast and the decor is funky and comfy.

  • Visited November 2013
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Brushy Creek, Texas
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“We love us some Magnolia Cafe”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Now THIS is an Austin tradition that has not been spolied by the Californication of town. Eclectic food and servers in a funky little joint just off of Town (oops, "LADY BIRD") Lake - breakfast served 24 hours a day and all kind of options for everyone, including vegans.

Visited October 2013
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Sedona, Arizona
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Don't let the open 24 hours scare you off”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I usually avoid this sort of place, but Austin friends advised it had been open for over 40 years. One meal there and I can see why. Very affordable pricing, generous portions and very good food. We were there for a late lunch and everything we had was great. A number of healthy options - rare for this type of place. Service was prompt and friendly. I'll happily join the regulars who happily frequent Maggies.

Visited October 2013
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Rockwall, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Omelets”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Magnolia's has the best omelets and French toast that melts in your mouth. Great atmosphere and great service.

Visited September 2013
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Round Rock, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food!”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food was excellent at this restaurant and reasonably priced! The magnolia mud was fabulous! And, I loved their gingerbread pancakes for dessert! The only reason I'm not giving them a five is because the cleanliness was a bit lacking - I don't think they ever dust!

Visited October 2013
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