One weekend morning after picking up a guest from the Austin airport, we decided to drive downtown to eat a hearty breakfast at Magnolia Café.
Magnolia Café on Lake Austin Blvd is considered an Austin landmark. It’s been there since 1979! Famous for its 24/7 open service and great food for good price, this restaurant appeals to every kind of crowd, the university kids, older Austinite’s, the artsy folk, the techs, teenagers, families with little ones….
Being a popular restaurant, there is some waiting time, but what better waiting time offers fresh strong coffee on the house while waiting. The coffee was a great start for the great breakfast ahead.
We ordered an array of food, Lox and Bagel, Heauvos Rancheros, Omellete Prima Dora, Migas, Cheese Quesadillas and Pecan pancakes. Our waitress was very friendly and suggested options for kids. They have a kids menu too for the little ones.
The ambience of the café is very friendly and homey. The cafe has tables covered in table cloths with whimsical designs. The kids loved looking around for other interesting designs, while we waited for our food.
The order of Lox and Bagel gave smoked salmon with cream cheese on fresh wheat bagel , served with capers, red onions, tomatoes and lettuce, which was perfect; The Omelette Prima Dora was one of the best on the table, the omellete with avocado with cheddar and jack cheese, topped with lemon sourcream and verde and chipotle sauces was ultimately good; The Heauvos Rancheros was pretty decent . We ordered two eggs sunnyside up on a flour tortilla, it came with rojas/red salsa, cheddar and jack cheese, Spanish rice and beans. Wish the rojas was spicier though, but spiced it up myself and it was good; The Migas – scrambled eggs with bell peppers,tomato, onion, tortilla chips with cheddar and jack cheese, and beans is another famous breaskfast choice; The cheese quesseldialls for the little ones with melted cheddar and pepper jack cheese in grilled flour tortillas was warm and tasty; And finally the pancakes..umm, they make pancakes here with amazing kinds of toppings and we chose the pecan pancakes served with warm syrup. Every bite was delicious.
I would love to eat my breakfast anytime here (breakfast is served 24 hrs), but they also have soups salads, burgers, sandwiches, and tex- mex dinner options.
2304 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
Cuisine: Breakfast; Tex Mex;
Price Range: Not expensive
- Lox and Bagel
- Heauvos Rancheros
- Omellete Prima Dora
- Cheese Quesadillas
- Pecan pancakes