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Magnolia Cafe Temporarily Closes for Renovations

Reopening later this week

Magnolia Cafe on South Congress
Magnolia Cafe on South Congress
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

All-hours diner Magnolia Cafe’s South Congress location is briefly closed this week for some sprucing. A tipster spotted stoves and other kitchen equipment outside of the restaurant, and noted that it was closed. A call to the cafe confirmed that the restaurant will be temporary out of service while it gets new flooring.

Update, September 21: Now that the South Congress location is all shiny, it's Magnolia Cafe's Lake Austin Boulevard spot's turn for renovations (as pointed out by Reddit). A call confirmed the temporary shutter, and it will reopen the morning on Friday, September 23.

Never fear: the restaurant will reopen on Friday morning, September 16, just in time for weekend brunch and hangover needs. In the meantime, those craving Mag Mud, pancakes, and migas can head to original location in Westfield on Lake Austin Boulevard for those anytime needs.

Magnolia opened in 1986 by owner Kent Cole, which was originally known as Omelettry West. His ex-wife Patricia went on to found Kerbey Lane and his former partner Kenny Carpenter opened Omelettry instead. The South Congress location debuted in 1988.

Magnolia Cafe South

1920 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 512 445 0000 Visit Website