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Magnolia Cafe South

Diner, Breakfast Spot, and American Restaurant$$$$
Bouldin Creek, Austin
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  • The pancakes at Magnolia Cafe South is a can't miss
  • Melissa O.
    "Get the love migas and gingerbread pancakes at four in the morning."(15 Tips)
    Marq R.
    "Mag Mud is the best!"(13 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "Their pancakes are amazing and the Migas are to die for."(20 Tips)
    Carl S.
    "Late night - Eggs Zapatino is my favorite."(4 Tips)
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  • Mellissa G.
    It does not look appealing! Very Loud Music among Very Crowded people talking! 😒
  • Tim C.
    Tim CMarch 17
    Omelettes are fantastic!
  • Georgina T.
    Their mac & cheese is the best comfort food ever! And my husband raved about the delicious brownie.
  • Bernie Z.
    Bernie ZamoraFebruary 17
    We ordered Migas and Royal Toast w banana pancake
  • Juan S.
    Juan SanchezDecember 23, 2016
    Magnolia omelette is great!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BNovember 28, 2016
    Great cafe open 24 hours. Eclectic and artsy interior. Good selection of food ranging from Mexican to standard burgers and such. Breakfast at anytime and the omelettes are fantastic.
  • Amber K.
    Amber KeownSeptember 27, 2016
    The Spicy Beef quesadilla was simple,yet surprisingly full of flavor. The queso and salsa are good. The Baton Rouge salad was absolutely delicious. The gingerbread pancakes are sad to say the least.
  • John C.
    John ChalkleySeptember 22, 2016
    Well deserved 9+ rating, breakfast is fantastic, Eggscape completely cured my hangover, great service too
  • mathew m.
    mathew murphySeptember 16, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Magnolia stir fry with tofu
  • Kassandra P.
    Kassandra PortilloAugust 31, 2016
    Sooooooo amazingly delish!!
  • Chic
    ChicJuly 4, 2016
    Eat here or you'll upset Dolly. You don't want to upset Dolly.
  • Tarah H.
    Tarah HillJune 21, 2016
    the flaco taco will knock ur socks off
  • Sven J.
    Sven JohnsonJune 10, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    My go to late night spot.
  • Dan J.
    Dan JonesJune 3, 2016
    Everything is good here. The breakfast foods are particularly great.
  • Omar R.
    Omar RodriguezMay 3, 2016
    Great food and service. Maybe a little bit expensive but I'm ok with it. I ate the Florentine from the Lunch Special.
  • Madi R.
    Madi RaurellApril 29, 2016
    The Magnolia omelet is amazing
  • Danielle O.
    Danielle OrangeApril 27, 2016
    Yummy food 24/7. Cornmeal pancake was great.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LangasApril 8, 2016
    Love Migas
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 16, 2016
    Quintessential ATX institution. Late night breakfast fix.
  • Valeria C.
    Valeria CortezJanuary 19, 2016
    Classic american diner.Delicious and super cozzy.Get there early though,it gets quite croweded around 10 a.m
  • Alex W.
    Alex WuJanuary 13, 2016
    it's reasonably priced. I think that's the main attraction
  • Gaston M.
    Gaston Motola AcunaJanuary 4, 2016
    One of the best breakfast I ever had, the place was packed! The service was ok, good prices and the portions are huge. You better be hungry.specially if you add the pancakes to your breakfast
  • Fer C.
    Fer CamachoJanuary 1, 2016
    Texas Benedict eggs and a Texas grapefruit mimosa.
  • Valeria C.
    Valeria CortezDecember 30, 2015
    Nice local cafe.Gotta try lox waffle,florentine eggs and cherry buttermilk pancakes!Store's got some curious stuff too.
  • Lesley R.
    Lesley RobinsonDecember 29, 2015
    LOVE the Love Migas! Eggs scrambled in spicy LOVE butter (fresh garlic and serrano) with tomato, onion, bell pepper, tortilla chips, and jack cheese. Seriously, THE best breakfast I have ever had!
  • Tony L.
    Tony LopezDecember 6, 2015
    Great food just like the one at Lake Austin Blvd, but the service was quite lacking. I don't enjoy being bossed around by the waiting stay.
  • mathew m.
    mathew murphyNovember 25, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the stir fry.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BattleNovember 4, 2015
    Best for breakfast
  • Brian F.
    Brian FleenorNovember 4, 2015
    The portebella quesadillas are a delicious vegetarian choice.
  • Roger W.
    Roger WillisSeptember 3, 2015
    Great brunch. No regrets.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 18, 2015
    Really nice little diner, come for breakfast!
  • Rita
    RitaAugust 2, 2015
    Pancakes are to die for. The Omeletts are very good and Brian or waiter gave us outstanding service.
  • Jahed M.
    Jahed MomandJuly 6, 2015
    Love migas
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DuncanJune 29, 2015
    I dream about the mag mud. And the queso omelette is incredible.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurJune 13, 2015
    If you're visiting soco, first find parking, then put your name on the list and go around for a max of half an hour and come back for their tacos, eggscape or enchiladas. now fall in love with soco.
  • Johari H.
    Johari HughesMay 20, 2015
    Hoping to try this soon
  • Maggie C P.
    Maggie C PerkinsMay 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Y'all. Order that lemon sour cream sauce and put it on everything. OMG!
  • Ana Karen M.
    Ana Karen MedinaApril 19, 2015
    And mimosa are just 👌
  • Ana Karen M.
    Ana Karen MedinaApril 19, 2015
    One of my fav places, gingerbread pancakes are awesome 😍
  • Yvonne G.
    Yvonne GuibertApril 13, 2015
    Try the gingerbread pancakes....amazing! And great tasting coffee - best coffee in Austin I've had in 4 days!!
  • Raisa F.
    Raisa FernandoApril 1, 2015
    Vegetarian fajitas (portobellos) were so good! Queso is huge!
  • Don P.
    Don PlattMarch 28, 2015
    Pancakes, three fire taco, mimosas
  • Kelsey T.
    Kelsey TilleryMarch 23, 2015
    One of my favourite restaurants in town! Always open and always something new to try. Highly recommend the soups!
  • Adam M.
    Adam MayMarch 18, 2015
    Everything is good, especially the pancakes and Trex omlette
  • Steven V.
    Steven VanceMarch 15, 2015
    The outdoor patio is comfortable and you can wait for a table in the cool shop next door.
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SanchezMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoyed my dinner, very tasty. Service was great. Aye Mira!
  • Laura S.
    Laura SenchFebruary 23, 2015
    A friend said they always screw up the order here. We still went for the first time-order got messed up. No biggie. Pancakes were good but we didn't see what all the fuss was about. Long wait, ok food
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GiordanoDecember 31, 2014
    Wife had the Alaskan Benedict and raved about it
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GiordanoDecember 31, 2014
    Had the jalapeño burger with home fries. Would def order again. Loved it
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanDecember 27, 2014
    Oh yeah everything.
  • Barrett P.
    Barrett PhelanDecember 27, 2014
    Hey come hang out I'm at the one on South Congress
  • Meghan H.
    Meghan HodgesNovember 24, 2014
    Everything!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalderoneNovember 17, 2014
    Their pancakes are amazing and the Migas are to die for.
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SanchezOctober 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great breakfast. Served 24/7.
  • Missy M.
    Missy ModerOctober 18, 2014
    Order to go at the bar shorter wait time.
  • Robin M.
    Robin MorrisOctober 11, 2014
    The flamingo!
  • J P.
    J POctober 5, 2014
    Tried the love migas (sooo amazing) and the gingerbread pancakes (very good). You will leave here very satisfied.
  • Kate K.
    Kate KniejskiSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Do not leave Mag's without getting the Mag Mud. It's the best queso dip in Austin!
  • Catherine P.
    Catherine PetersenSeptember 12, 2014
    Pancakes are awesome as well as breakfast tacos. Always enjoyed what I ordered.
  • Sierra C.
    Sierra ClarkSeptember 8, 2014
    BBQ CHICKEN ENCHILADAS! Dios mío!
  • Aaron V.
    Aaron VincentSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There's always a wait, even during lunch time. Get there early if you can.
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  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BarberAugust 25, 2014
    Eating after catching a show? Order the Eggscape ... perfect for satisfying late night hunger! (I get it with bacon instead of sausage. What can I say? I'm a bacon girl!)
  • Karen L.
    Karen Lao 🔱August 18, 2014
    Spinach artichoke dip is so good
  • Xenia
    XeniaAugust 16, 2014
    Best damn Hangover breakfasts ever
  • Jose J. R.
    Jose J. Ruiz-VazquezAugust 10, 2014
    Try the spinach artichoke dip.
  • Don E.
    Don ElsborgAugust 10, 2014
    Enchiladas with Rojas and queso. Blueberry pie and ice cream.
  • Mary Alice S.
    Mary Alice SAugust 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    NOT dog friendly
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie McAninchJuly 26, 2014
    Great soundtrack. Missy Elliot on the beat
  • GreatStoneFace
    GreatStoneFaceJuly 21, 2014
    Great pancakes!
  • Bill H.
    Bill HibblerJuly 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's breakfast you're in the mood for, try the amazing Prima Dora omelette.
  • Arnold Z.
    Arnold ZimmermanMay 25, 2014
    Mag Mud! Get it, get it.
  • Maria
    MariaMay 18, 2014
    QUESO. That is all 👌
  • Cassandra L.
    Cassandra LunaMay 17, 2014
    Hibiscus tea is so mmm mmm good !!
  • Stewart S.
    Stewart SmithMay 5, 2014
    Got the veggie tacos made vegan south hummus, delicious!
  • Charlene M.
    Charlene McGowanApril 27, 2014
    Wonderful breakfast!
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CamachoApril 19, 2014
    Banana Pecan Pancakes Amazing!!
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco AgostoApril 7, 2014
    Best Diner in Austin
  • Cory T.
    Cory TerreMarch 29, 2014
    Mag Mud.. So good.
  • Charlie C.
    Charlie CasselberryMarch 22, 2014
    Salmon entrée was especially good.
  • vivan thi t.
    vivan thi tangMarch 12, 2014
    soneros (?) queso with flour tortilla! yellowbird hot sauce wut?!!
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CarmichaelMarch 11, 2014
    Get the alvacado added to your eggs Benedict!
  • Matt L.
    Matt LeeMarch 10, 2014
    Try the Pasta Caspian
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda K.March 7, 2014
    Mag Mud. The end.
  • Arla M.
    Arla MaldonadoFebruary 22, 2014
    Bacon Swiss burger is awesome! the flaco was yummy but order a small dinner salad with lime cilantro dressing since it's a small portion.
  • Marq R.
    Marq RossFebruary 16, 2014
    Try the Mag Mud!
  • TY
    TYFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    QUESADILLAS. BRUH.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WeeseJanuary 29, 2014
    If you like huge thick pancakes, this is your place.
  • Dan H.
    Dan HolmesJanuary 13, 2014
    It was so good that I ate until my stomach burst. Medical emergency = awesome restaurant. Chicken Cordon blew out back trying to stand up after eating so much good food.
  • Diana
    DianaJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The veggie Reuben is awesome!
  • Kalei L.
    Kalei LibbyDecember 8, 2013
    Be wary when seated outside. There's a one-legged bird that's not afraid to poop on you.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    If you need a place to eat after a night out, this is it. You're welcome.
  • Darne R.
    Darne RidgleyDecember 1, 2013
    Try the ginger pancakes
  • Carsten O.
    Carsten OostingNovember 3, 2013
    Don't take a burger!
  • Rondo E.
    Rondo EstrelloOctober 8, 2013
    Be on the lookout for Tiberius, the one-legged bird. Give him a chip.
  • Marc B.
    Marc BassOctober 6, 2013
    I tried all the burgers here..all good..
  • Scott H.
    Scott HabersOctober 1, 2013
    Awesome place.
  • Christie M.
    Christie MathisOctober 1, 2013
    I've loved this place for almost two decades! The lemonade coke is the best!
  • Kim V.
    Kim V.W.September 29, 2013
    Best late-night grub in town! Order the "carnivore queso". It's now listed on the menu as the Sonora, but this way you'll sound like and old regular.
  • Ron F.
    Ron FosterAugust 31, 2013
    Love Migas is Da Bomb! Try it!
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