I really enjoy going out for breakfast. Magnolia’s had 3 items on the menu that I wanted to try, so I made it a mission to get there to try them. From the outside, it doesn’t exactly have a lot of street appeal, which made the inside a nice surprise, I was expecting a dive, what I found was a cheery space painted a soft yellow.
|Nutter Butter French Toast|
|Cap'n Crunch French Toast;|
image by Amber Thomas
|Sweet Potato Pancakes|
The Sweet Potato Pancakes were really very good. These tasted almost like eating pumpkin pie because of the spices used, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. I could eat these for dessert. They looked burned, but weren’t. They were also very small, but after I started eating them, I was glad. They were so rich I couldn’t possibly have eaten much more.
I’m not fond of the coffee here. I’m pretty sure that it is brewed in one of those machines that you put the little plastic container in that gives you one cup at a time. Neither of us liked the coffee, but luckily our favorite coffee house, The "Filling Station” is just across the way and we could always go there afterward.
Magnolia’s is not really a breakfast spot. They don’t open until 10 am. Too late for breakfast, too early for lunch and their breakfast plates are only served on weekends. So, I don’t think that it will be a regular on my breakfast rotation. However, I am coming back to try dinner some evening. They don’t have a liquor license, but you can bring your own wine or beer. There is a $10 corkage fee per bottle of wine and a $1 fee per two bottles of beer. There is a patio behind the building with a small stage; the waiter told us that they hoped to begin having live music on weekends. It might be fun to hang out here some evening.
I have just a couple of complaints. One, It was hot inside; it would have been more comfortable if it had been cooler. Maybe the air conditioner was acting up because there was a floor fan blowing air around. Two, I don’t think the ventilation system is working well because when we left, we smelled like we had been cooking over hot grease all day. Really. Both of these issues are easily remedied and definitely not a reason to not try this place. All-in-all, we had fun, just like we always do. I wish that you could have been there with us.