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.