Magnolia Cafe

2304 Lake Austin Blvd (at Upson St.), Austin, TX 78703, United States
Hours:
Open (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.3/10

Based on 283 votes

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  • breakfast food
  • pancakes
  • mag mud
  • migas
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  • good for a late night
  • quesadillas
  • great value
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  • open 24 hours
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  • SPIN

    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.

    SPIN · March 8, 2010
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  • Food Network

    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.

    Food Network · March 8, 2012
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  • CultureMap Austin

    We just can't get enough of Magnolia's gingerbread pancakes.

    CultureMap Austin · July 14, 2011
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  • Damon C.

    order the queso and be consumed in cheesy bliss

    Damon Clinkscales · August 4, 2009
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  • John W.

    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.

    John Walls · April 20, 2010
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  • Chevrolet

    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.

    Chevrolet · March 7, 2011
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  • Joshua B.

    One of the best quesos in Austin!

    Joshua Baer · January 25, 2010
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  • Valerie

    Bringing a kid? You can get them an awesome kids breakfast (24/7) for only $2.50! Pancakes, eggs & sausage or bacon. Yum!

    Valerie · August 16, 2010
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  • Hilary C.

    Whole wheat pancakes w banana inside is to die for! Don't even need syrup.

    Hilary Corna · May 7, 2013
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  • MattersOfGrey.com

    The Prima Dora is a really tasty omelette. The lemon cream sauce goes well with the rojas and verde sauces.

    MattersOfGrey.com · April 12, 2013
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  • Audrey S.

    Get the banana chocolate chip pancakes!

    Audrey Savins · April 26, 2010
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  • Doug W.

    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!"

    Doug Wick · July 23, 2009
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  • CollegeCandy

    Great hangover place, you could anything and you'll be a happy camper

    CollegeCandy · March 2, 2012
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  • Julie E.

    Gingerbread pancake with pecans. And queso omelette. SO. GOOD.

    Julie Edmonson · April 15, 2011
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  • Simon & Schuster

    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

    Simon & Schuster · March 11, 2011
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  • Peter K.

    Don't forget about the chalkboard specials

    Peter Kim · August 21, 2010
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  • Adam B.

    Best migas around. Try the habanero salsa.

    Adam Bracegirdle · March 11, 2010
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  • Rachel C.

    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!

    Rachel Collier · July 28, 2012
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  • Grant H.

    Try the completely unsweetened lemonade if you can handle it!

    Grant Hutchins · September 28, 2009
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  • Christopher A.

    Pardon me sir, you have syrup on your hair net.

    Christopher Armory-Crump · May 18, 2014
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  • Patrick L.

    Life changing gingerbread pancakes. Solid migas. Plus any restaurant that blasts Big L at 4 am is legit in my book.

    Patrick Labadie · March 16, 2013
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  • Roz G.

    Fabulous! Friends come into town for visits and this is the first place they want to go. Gingerbread pancakes are amazing!

    Roz G · May 20, 2012
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  • Megan F.

    Get the gingerbread pancakes with chocolate chips! Breakfast.of.champions.

    Megan Fazio · September 7, 2011
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  • Chrissy K.

    The Mag Mud queso keeps late-nighters from sleeping, it's so good.

    Chrissy Koch · August 17, 2011
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  • Alice L.

    Fresh squeezed orange juice! Yum!

    Alice Li · April 22, 2011
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  • Karrie L.

    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?

    Karrie Leyva · December 13, 2010
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  • paul p.

    The Ginger pancakes (ask for them with bananas cooked in) are amazing!

    paul pellman · October 28, 2010
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  • Cary D.

    Service is slow

    Cary Daniels · September 26, 2010
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  • Andrew Christopher G.

    Everything! Especially the queso :)

    Andrew Christopher Guerrero · August 8, 2014
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  • Baldwin L.

    Great service and great food. Eggs Benedict were perfect. Will be coming back!

    Baldwin Luu · June 23, 2013
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  • Eric F.

    Doesnt split checks and will bring you a calculator so that you can calculate your own tax.

    Eric Francis · May 26, 2013
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  • Brett B.

    Flaco tacos are sooo good.

    Brett Bendele · September 4, 2012
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  • Daniel L

    Order love Migas & a shortstack of gingerbread pancakes with friends.

    Daniel L · June 2, 2012
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  • PearHaven

    Make sure you get a bowl of their famous Mag Mud to share with your other half!

    PearHaven · April 11, 2012
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  • Mac

    Try the breakfasts!

    Mac · March 12, 2012
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  • Lacey

    Show up after 10pm for some sweet late night specials.

    Lacey · December 3, 2011
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  • Brittany N.

    The T-Rex omlette is AMAZING! Add a short stack of pancakes. Buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and/or strawberries are my favorite.

    Brittany Nicole · November 14, 2011
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  • Rob W.

    Best waitstaff anywhere, ever.

    Rob Wheeler · September 13, 2011
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  • Andrea W.

    Love the gingerbread pancakes!! Yummy!

    Andrea Walker · June 19, 2011
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  • Kelsie C.

    Mag mud and tropical turkey tacos. Heavennnn.

    Kelsie Crain · April 27, 2011
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  • Kirk e.

    If you hash browns go somewhere else.

    Kirk eye · February 23, 2011
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  • Andrew M.

    Try the Eggs Zapatino...they never disappoint

    Andrew Morris · February 21, 2011
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  • Ivette Marcela L.

    The love veggies get me every time.

    Ivette Marcela Lopez Sisniega · October 15, 2010
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  • Paul M.

    the chicken enchiladas are amazing

    Paul M · February 24, 2010
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  • Kristin G.

    Vegetarian Popeye omelet add Pico is fab.

    Kristin Gossett · February 11, 2010
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  • Sacov

    My favorite place to brunch when in Austin!

    Sacov · 3 days ago
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  • Nate S.

    T-rex Omelet was awesome.

    Nate Stewart · January 16
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  • Renee L.

    Austin landmark and free coffee while you wait. 😍☕️

    Renee Lapaglia · December 27, 2014
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  • Michael C.

    Food. Food.

    Michael Curran · December 23, 2014
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  • Anna M.

    Mmmmmmag Queso, mmmmmm...

    Anna Mentzer · January 14, 2010
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