Magnolia Cafe South

American Cafe, Late Night | $

1920 S. Congress
Austin, 78704
Hours: 24/7
This second location packs 'em in 24/7 like the original. If you can't decide between a garden or bison burger, get the gingerbread pancakes or try the Neptunian Landscape.


  • 2003: Readers Best 24 Hour/Late Night
  • 2002: Readers Best Breakfast
  • 2002: Readers Best 24 Hour Late Night
  • 2001: Readers Best 24-hour/Late Night
  • 1998: Critics Best Place To Write On The Bathroom Walls Sans Vandalism
  • 1996: Critics Best Little Slice of Heaven
  • 1995: Critics Best Place To Meet A Dallas Cowboy
  • 1993: Readers Best Minimum Wage Job


  • 2003: Readers Breakfast
  • 2003: Readers Late Night/All Night
  • 2002: Readers Breakfast
  • 2002: Readers Late Night/All Night
  • 2000: Readers Late Night/All Night

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