The motto for the Magnolia Cafe is Everybody Knows, Everybody Goes. Now that I have been I understand why.
My friend Jackie and I decided to check out the Lake Austin Blvd location. There is another location on South Congress which I will have to check out on my next visit. Magnolia is open 24/7, but friend Jackie and I went for breakfast (she needed her coffee).
Upon looking at the menu I decided to go with the approach of, if it sounds good then it should taste good. I generally find this is a good strategy.
I was in the mood for pancakes. I love pancakes, but how do you choose between gingerbread, buttermilk, whole wheat, and corn meal? I had never had corn meal, so cornmeal was the winner.
Done ordering right? Well you are mistaken. I still had to choose between a wide variety of fruits, chocolate chips, or pecans to add to them. I decided blueberries where the way to go.
I could not end the breakfast with just pancakes, so I took a look at the omelet section of the menu. I saw one entitled the T. Rex. Intriguing. Upon further reading I discovered it contained shredded smoked turkey, cheddar and jack cheese, avocado and pico de gallo. I was sold.
Mmmm the T. Rex and pancakes were definitely a good decision. Magnolia serves more than breakfast so maybe next time I visit I will have to check out their other options, but with breakfast served all day this might be tough to do. On my next trip to Austin there will definitely be a return to Magnolia.