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Magnolia Cafe South

#27 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
+1 512-445-0000
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“home fries” (24 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
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11 - 20 of 773 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Super crowded but they move tables fast so don't give up if there's a wait but get there early. Staff is super friendly and professional. Pancakes are to die for and the service was quick and the coffee refills were constant!

Thank efcmitchell
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Plates are big so be mindful of this and pancakes are soo tasty. It gets crowded but worth the wait.

Thank Ynadal
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I don't live in Austin, but every time I visit I eat at Magnolia. It has a laid back atmosphere and a huge menu selection. I've never been disappointed when eating here.

Thank aldavis73
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Me 'n the missus had a little time to kill before picking up a foster dog transport in South Austin, so we stopped by Magnolia on the recommendation of a friend. I went with the Texas Eggs Benedict, she had a spinach/chicken omelette. Both were...More

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I had the special chocolate chip cherry pancakes! Soo good! Bacon was great too! Long wait for table, but excellent service once seated!

Thank darleneoneill5351
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great recommendation from a family member. We came in and had a short wait (which to me is a good sign bc busy place means good food) but seated in good time. Our service was quick and friendly. Her name was Jen....More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband was unsure when we walked in, but I assured him the place had a good reputation. We were not disappointed. The food was wonderful and we both enjoyed our meals.

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We waited for about 30 minutes. Not bad considering it's the most popular place to go for breakfast. It never disappoints. We walked next door to the gift shop, Prima Dora while we waited. They have an intercom so you can hear your name. That's...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Dinner on a week night. Ordered Sweet Potato Fries. They turned out to be grilled chunks of sweet potato. These were not Sweet Potato Fries. I complained and they were removed from the bill. Did not like the Macaroni and cheese. Lots of pasta, not...More

Thank OWL78654
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Classic Austin. Always tasty with a good variety. Smaller than the other location, but we didn't have a wait. No complaints!

Thank Satcheson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
6:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-445-0000
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