After our adventure through Nostalgia Lane, we had lunch at Magnolia Cafe. If John could live here, he would. It’s hands down one of his favorite places in Austin. Magnolia Cafe has two locations – one on SoCo and a second on Lake Austin Blvd. Seeing how we were near St. Ed’s and planning for a game of mini golf, we ate at the SoCo location. It’s small and quaint with the usual “Keep Austin Weird” vibe. I mean, would you expect a dinosaur sculpture hanging from the ceiling?
John had the Eggs Zapatino, which was scrambled eggs covered in queso, an English muffin, and home fries. I had Flamingo Quesadillas, which was avocado, pico de gallo, and melted jack cheese, served with sour cream and an avocado. It traditionally comes with mushrooms, but I got it sans mushrooms (gross). Both plates were amazing. The food was fresh, filling, and tasted like homemade goodness.
Once the food coma settled, we drove to Peter Pan Mini Golf. It was an interesting experience to say the least. The course is fun, though there isn’t much shade to hide from the Texas summer sun. The sculptures, though colorful, are borderline nightmare-ish. It’s a definite “Keep Austin Weird” thing to do and will come back once the weather lightens up. It’s cash only so be prepared to take out those green pieces of paper.
Magnolia Cafe SoCo is located at 1920 S Congress Ave #3503, Austin, TX 78704
Peter Pan Mini Golf is located at 1207 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704