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Magnolia Cafe

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West Austin, Austin
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  • Megan F.
    "Get the gingerbread pancakes with chocolate chips!"(10 Tips)
    Chrissy K.
    "The Mag Mud queso keeps late-nighters from sleeping, it's so good."(7 Tips)
    Neil E.
    "Migas with love butter changed my life."(10 Tips)
    Steve R.
    "I had the Mag queso and portobello quesadilla and both were amazing!"(2 Tips)
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  • Angela A.
    Angela AngelaOctober 29
    Tofu scramble, fresh tomatoes and spinach, avocado, black beans, rice + Yellowbird hot sauce!! ...totally my kinda vegan bfast!! 👍😃
  • Paul M.
    The gingerbread pancakes with bacon is incredible!
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrouchFebruary 24
    Pancakes are great!
  • Carla M.
    Carla MoyNovember 6, 2016
    Mag Mud and peanut butter pie were fantastic.
  • Phil D.
    Phil DoughtyOctober 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything but home fries
  • Gonzalo A.
    Gonzalo ArenasOctober 17, 2016
    Large portions. Short stack is enough. Cornmeal pancakes are good, but the buttermilk are way better.
  • Karin G.
    Karin GattringerOctober 15, 2016
    Great diner, pancakes are delicious - even the short stack will leave you stuffed.
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VSeptember 17, 2016
    Eggs Benedict sub hollandaise for queso, add avocado 👌
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AlmudyfirAugust 25, 2016
    Magnolia Omelette is my favorite choice to start my day.
  • Dennis V.
    Dennis VaughnJuly 2, 2016
    All was good
  • Isaac Ben S.
    Isaac Ben SanchezDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The migas and pancakes!
  • Tony L.
    Tony LopezDecember 6, 2015
    Any variety of poached eggs, omelettes, fruit bowls or eggs a La Carte.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LopezDecember 6, 2015
    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Breakfast here is just heaven.
  • Vivian H.
    Vivian HsuAugust 18, 2015
    queso!!! the best
  • Mel V.
    Mel VRJuly 6, 2015
    Food is awesome. We had to wait to get a table, but it was worth it.
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleJune 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pancakes are cornmeal
  • Evan G.
    Evan GainderMay 27, 2015
    Had the gingerbread pancakes. As good as kerbey lane, but not as good as omelettree. They seriously need to figure out better parking.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WagnonApril 23, 2015
    Their garlic veggies are superb and filling.
  • Kelsey T.
    Kelsey TilleryMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of my favourite places to eat all hours of the night or day. Always something new to try and a wonderful diversity in soups!
  • Sacov
    SacovFebruary 23, 2015
    My favorite place to brunch when in Austin!
  • Nate S.
    Nate StewartJanuary 16, 2015
    T-rex Omelet was awesome.
  • Renee L.
    Renee LapagliaDecember 27, 2014
    Austin landmark and free coffee while you wait. 😍☕️
  • Michael C.
    Michael CurranDecember 23, 2014
    Food. Food.
  • Vi T.
    Vi TranOctober 9, 2014
    Crowded often but the food is good and the atmosphere is even better.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This location is by far the better one of the two Magnolias. They get insanely busy for Sunday brunch. Stop by for a midnight snack - the food is great.
  • Neil E.
    Neil EligadoAugust 10, 2014
    Migas with love butter changed my life.
  • Andrew Christopher G.
    Everything! Especially the queso :)
  • Eric L.
    Eric LacziAugust 6, 2014
    Love their pancakes and breakfast tacos!!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BooneAugust 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Mag mud is one of the top 10 queso's in Austin and they have some great blueberry pie too.
  • Aaron V.
    Aaron VincentJuly 16, 2014
    Mag Mud--get it!!!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SwayneJune 4, 2014
    When you're here, order The Chicken And The Egg. Trust me.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GarzaMay 28, 2014
    It's still overrated, and I still kind of hate. It took me about 4 years of not coming here to reinforce that fact.
  • Christopher A.
    Pardon me sir, you have syrup on your hair net.
  • Dustin E.
    Dustin ElliottMay 15, 2014
    WHY AREN'T THERE BISCUITS AND GRAVY? Not cool.
  • Sonie J.
    Sonie JohnMay 7, 2014
    Try the migas!
  • Doug S.
    Doug StrykerMarch 11, 2014
    Get the chorizo-spiced pork chop!
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Pearson - Always LearningFebruary 28, 2014
    Open 24/8 (yes 8 days a week)...pancakes as big as your head, migas, and many other eclectic takes on breakfast.
  • Raymond L.
    Raymond Lopez AlemanFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing house omelette!!!
  • Jim E.
    Jim EdwardsDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all good here including the wait staff.
  • David O.
    David OllingtonDecember 28, 2013
    The sign says, "Sorry we're open." Another says, Sorry no checks." The *menu* even reads, "Sorry we're pancakes." They're full of pity here for everyone.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KuvleskyDecember 20, 2013
    Veggie enchiladas are great.
  • Leila F.
    Leila FarahaniDecember 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Mag mud. Hot chocolate. Blueberry pie a la mode. Pancakes.
  • Cat F.
    Cat FishNovember 11, 2013
    Gingerbread Pancakes with Blueberries & Bananas is the BEST IN THE WORLD!!!!!
  • Jay D.
    Jay De LeoNovember 11, 2013
    The Magna Cristo was super yum.
  • Ron B.
    Ron BoergerOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Breakfast Tacos of Awesome!
  • Lindsay G.
    Lindsay GarrettOctober 16, 2013
    Magnolia omelette is my fave! Parking however is kinda terrible...
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.October 16, 2013
    Best queso in Austin!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SusanOctober 14, 2013
    Love it. Great any time of day.
  • Marco L.
    Marco LópezOctober 5, 2013
    GET PANCAKES.
  • Randall W.
    Randall WilsonOctober 4, 2013
    I got here during brunch hour on the Friday of Austin City Limits, wrote my name down, and was sat within 5 minutes. I got the Royal Toast plate and it was slamming. Highly recommended!
  • Michael P.
    Michael PersaudOctober 4, 2013
    Seriously: everything here is delicious.
  • Todd J.
    Todd JonesSeptember 28, 2013
    Excellent breakfast.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer ReineyAugust 9, 2013
    Love the great breakfast anytime menu.
  • Juan Antonio S.
    Anything on the breakfast menu, delicious! And available 24/7
  • wolfie M.
    wolfie MJuly 14, 2013
    Service tends to be flaky but this time took the cake. Asked for coffee, he brought beer. Asked for another coffee, took 15mins. To top that, they don't split checks. For REAL!? Don't bring friends...
  • Baldwin L.
    Baldwin LuuJune 23, 2013
    Great service and great food. Eggs Benedict were perfect. Will be coming back!
  • Brandi L.
    Brandi LyonsJune 12, 2013
    I like to get the Love Veggies and add two fried eggs on top.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FrancisMay 26, 2013
    Doesnt split checks and will bring you a calculator so that you can calculate your own tax.
  • TKO R.
    TKO RichMay 17, 2013
    15% is an absolute must; 20% if you're not a bum-stuffer.
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary CornaMay 7, 2013
    Whole wheat pancakes w banana inside is to die for! Don't even need syrup.
  • MattersOfGrey.com
    MattersOfGrey.comApril 12, 2013
    The Prima Dora is a really tasty omelette. The lemon cream sauce goes well with the rojas and verde sauces.
  • Matthew G.
    Matthew GordonMarch 17, 2013
    Vegetarian omelet, add turkey. Or maybe love migas and a side of bacon. You should eat here.
  • Patrick L.
    Patrick LabadieMarch 16, 2013
    Life changing gingerbread pancakes. Solid migas. Plus any restaurant that blasts Big L at 4 am is legit in my book.
  • A V.
    A VMarch 9, 2013
    I din like the food here though the atmosphere is great!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MarquisFebruary 17, 2013
    The Sonoran queso is amazing
  • Simon D.
    Simon DudleyDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Insanely good value. Great atmosphere and open 24 hours a day. What's not to love.
  • Kev O.
    Kev OSeptember 17, 2012
    The Alien was deliciously prepared
  • Brett B.
    Brett BendeleSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Flaco tacos are sooo good.
  • Caitlin D.
    Caitlin DavisAugust 30, 2012
    chocolate chip pancakes.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BentonAugust 23, 2012
    No wi-fi but tasty food.
  • Gizelle A.
    Gizelle AustinAugust 18, 2012
    I know Austin's laid back but this is extreme. Service is slow and no straws
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel CollierJuly 28, 2012
    They have a delicious chicken schnitzel on their specials menu right now. If you're a fan of German food, you have to try it. The flavor is great!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 20, 2012
    Mag Mud is a must! It may be a bit of a wait on weekend mornings, but they kindly offer complimentary water and coffee.
  • Anastasia X.
    Anastasia XJune 14, 2012
    A classic, just like I remember it with amazing food, especially breakfast
  • Clayton H.
    Clayton HoskinsonJune 7, 2012
    Peach Pork Chop, deliciouscreation
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.June 2, 2012
    Order love Migas & a shortstack of gingerbread pancakes with friends.
  • Roz G.
    Roz GMay 20, 2012
    Fabulous! Friends come into town for visits and this is the first place they want to go. Gingerbread pancakes are amazing!
  • Susan Colson M.
    why can't people just share?
  • Susan Colson M.
    to social network! You see, they grew up and got jobs and THEIR cards are in uncle STEVE;s business card book.,
  • PearHaven
    PearHavenApril 11, 2012
    Make sure you get a bowl of their famous Mag Mud to share with your other half!
  • Chesley W.
    Chesley WilliamsApril 3, 2012
    Well the staffs not that knowledgable but the foods good!!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RomeroMarch 25, 2012
    I had the Mag queso and portobello quesadilla and both were amazing! I would definitely drive back just for those two things.
  • Mac
    MacMarch 12, 2012
    Try the breakfasts!
  • James G.
    James GilbeyMarch 9, 2012
    The breakfast Presidio is to die for.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkMarch 8, 2012
    Guy loves that this cafe is open 24/7, but still makes everything from scratch.Check out the menu that features pancakes, omelets, jambalaya, quesadillas & anything else you could possibly be craving.
  • CollegeCandy
    CollegeCandyMarch 2, 2012
    Great hangover place, you could anything and you'll be a happy camper
  • Lacey
    LaceyDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Show up after 10pm for some sweet late night specials.
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleNovember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The T-Rex omlette is AMAZING! Add a short stack of pancakes. Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and/or strawberries are my favorite.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WheelerSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Best waitstaff anywhere, ever.
  • Megan F.
    Megan FazioSeptember 7, 2011
    Get the gingerbread pancakes with chocolate chips! Breakfast.of.champions.
  • JRod🙈🙉🙊
    JRod🙈🙉🙊September 5, 2011
    There limonade is one of a kind, most def should try
  • Chris W.
    Chris WojtewiczAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Queso, maybe not everytime, but most times
  • Chrissy K.
    Chrissy KochAugust 17, 2011
    The Mag Mud queso keeps late-nighters from sleeping, it's so good.
  • Chad G.
    Chad GoddardJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great food overall, bring your own salsa.
  • CultureMap Austin
    CultureMap AustinJuly 14, 2011
    We just can't get enough of Magnolia's gingerbread pancakes.
  • Andrea W.
    Andrea WalkerJune 19, 2011
    Love the gingerbread pancakes!! Yummy!
  • Mark P.
    Mark ProsserMay 7, 2011
    Love migas .. nuff said
  • Alice L.
    Alice LiApril 22, 2011
    Fresh squeezed orange juice! Yum!
  • Kristen B.
    Kristen BurneyApril 17, 2011
    Mag mud and Jalapeño quesadillas. Or elvis pancakes. Mmmmm.
  • Julie E.
    Julie EdmonsonApril 15, 2011
    Gingerbread pancake with pecans. And queso omelette. SO. GOOD.
  • Simon & Schuster
    Simon & SchusterMarch 11, 2011
    Great late-night munchie & a favorite with Town Lake runners. Try the Popeye Omelet & the Love Migas. Austin author Laura Griffin set a scene here in her novel UNTRACEABLE. Read more
  • Chevrolet
    ChevroletMarch 7, 2011
    One of the best ways to recover from a long night. This Austin institution always has the cure for what ails you. But, for food this good, there’s usually a wait.
  • Rico R.
    Rico RFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the T-Rex it is the bomb diggity!
  • Kirk e.
    Kirk eyeFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you hash browns go somewhere else.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MorrisFebruary 21, 2011
    Try the Eggs Zapatino...they never disappoint
  • itstimmyk
    itstimmykJanuary 31, 2011
    Def worth stopping in for a bite. The homefries are amazing
  • Matt N.
    Matt NJanuary 16, 2011
    Best after the bar food
  • Karrie L.
    Karrie LeyvaDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I come for lunch pretty regularly. I love the service I just wish you didn't have to ask for a straw every time you get a drink. I hate drinking directly from a glass. Am I weird?
  • Monica B.
    Monica BurkNovember 19, 2010
    Favorite order: Mag queso, Black bean entree w/jalapeños in the corncake and an Orange Fizz to drink. YUM!
  • paul p.
    paul pellmanOctober 28, 2010
    The Ginger pancakes (ask for them with bananas cooked in) are amazing!
  • Matt N.
    Matt NOctober 15, 2010
    Monte Christo is the bomb. Drunchie Central.
  • Ivette Marcela L.
    The love veggies get me every time.
  • Cary D.
    Cary DanielsSeptember 26, 2010
    Service is slow
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimAugust 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget about the chalkboard specials
  • Valerie
    ValerieAugust 16, 2010
    Bringing a kid? You can get them an awesome kids breakfast (24/7) for only $2.50! Pancakes, eggs & sausage or bacon. Yum!
  • Audrey S.
    Audrey SavinsApril 26, 2010
    Get the banana chocolate chip pancakes!
  • Brandon K.
    Brandon KinnonApril 25, 2010
    not so good :(
  • John W.
    John WallsApril 20, 2010
    I'm not sure why but the Lake Austin Blvd has significantly better food than the Magnolia Cafe on South Congress, so head to the boulevard the next time you need to satisfy your Magnolia craving.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BracegirdleMarch 11, 2010
    Best migas around. Try the habanero salsa.
  • SPIN
    SPINMarch 8, 2010
    Hands down the BEST place for drunk munchies! Wander in at 5am and you might just share a table with MGMT or Amazing Baby. Order the Magnolia Mud, sounds disgusting-- but it's delicious.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MFebruary 24, 2010
    the chicken enchiladas are amazing
  • Kristin G.
    Kristin GossettFebruary 11, 2010
    Vegetarian Popeye omelet add Pico is fab.
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BaerJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best quesos in Austin!
  • Anna M.
    Anna MentzerJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmmmmmag Queso, mmmmmm...
  • Grant H.
    Grant HutchinsSeptember 28, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the completely unsweetened lemonade if you can handle it!
  • Damon C.
    Damon ClinkscalesAugust 4, 2009
    order the queso and be consumed in cheesy bliss
  • Doug W.
    Doug WickJuly 23, 2009
    Go to the Magnolia. Order an Eggs Zapatino. Imitate Trent from Swingers when he's at the diner. "All growns up and all growns up!"
  • Adrián E.
    Adrián EncontradoOctober 19, 2012
    Brownie a la mode!
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