Best 24 Hour / Late Night

Magnolia Cafe

Rumor has it Kent and Diana were just hoping for a short-term solution to a fabric surplus when they opened the Mag. But once those tables got covered in the crazy collection of ends-of-bolt cloth, people started sitting at those tables, the place filled up around the clock, and the rest is history. The South Congress location is excellent for watching movie stars, rock stars, and aspiring types late at night. The Lake Austin location has a different but equally cool vibe. May we recommend breakfast tacos with chipotle and a short stack of gingerbread pancakes? (Might as well get some queso while you're waiting.)

Magnolia Cafe
1920 S. Congress, 512/445-0000
2304 Lake Austin Blvd., 512/478-8645

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