This is not just your lilly-white cream sausage gravy like in most places. The Magnolia Cafe slightly browns the flour, adding an extra pizzazz to the taste. This breakfast comes with two eggs to your liking and a choice of bacon, sausage, or ham. For me, the meat choice is a low brainer -- more sausage to go with my biscuits and sausage gravy. See how the sausage patty gleams. I get this dish about every fourth visit to Magnolia.
This German restaurant also knows how to cook French toast. You can order the French toast with egg or by their lonesome. The toast is made from hand-cut French bread and soaked in batter before being grilled to the golden brown as in the pic. This stuff goes great with syrup.
Here you have it, thick-cut Oregon Mills cinnamon-raisin bread. It is dipped in egg batter before being grilled. Yes, you have to have the syrup.
Praline French Toast:
If you are a syrup lover, then don't get this. The praline pecan French toast is a delicacy whose flavor will be overwhelmed by adding anything but butter. It has a very light praline sauce which I suspect is made from sugar-n-the-raw heated with fresh pecans until it's clear. This one is my favorite. The breakfast comes in four slices, but I requested half praline and half banana's Foster.
Hawg & Hen:
Magnolia has outstanding omelets and I know because the menu says so. Also, I've eaten several including my favorite, the Hawg & Hen. Three fluffy eggs with cheddar and custom pork sausage folded inside. But that's not where it ends: the omelet is topped with a thick tasty Creole sauce. Yes, this German restaurant knows how to cook Creole as well.
Two eggs any style with choice of breakfast meat and pancakes or toast. Magnolia only uses apple-wood smoked slab bacon. For me, it is always cooked perfectly.
Most places in Texas can't or won't cook grits, but Magnolia Pancake Haus can and does. Look how thick, yet smooth. That's the way grits should be made. I like what I call barbarian grits ... that's where you dump the bowl of grits on 2-3 soft-yolk eggs and mix them together. Great taste, but guys, don't do this if your trying to impress a girl!
Their coffee has both great body and great taste. Thick but not bitter, the coffee has such a smooth taste that one could just stop for coffee ... but don't! Get breakfast as well.
For a complete menu and more information, go to www.magnoliapancakehaus.com.