If you've grown tired of the impossibly frustrating line at Penny Cluse and are looking for a less stressful breakfast/lunch dining experience with FANTASTIC food - MAGNOLIA is the answer.
On December 2 we had breakfast at a new restaurant in Burlington (currently still in a soft-opening stage) that is going to be a mainstay for as long as the owners continue to provide one of the best breakfast options in downtown.
Opened in an often busniess dooming location at 1 Lawson Lane behind Flatbread Pizza (recent restaurants in this previously too dark space include Kahiki Moon Tiki Bar and Hectar's Mexican), the space has been magically lightened and transformed into a warm, simple dining experience.
The LIME BELGIAN WAFFLE WITH FRESH FRUIT is a real treat with great flavor and the EGGS BENEDICT WITH VEGETARIAN SAUSAGE delviers the best hollandaise sauce in Burlington..hands down.
We'd like to see some better joe served (perhaps VERMONT COFFE COMPANY - our favoriate) as our morning cup seemed falt and burnt (we suspect Green Mountain). Other than that, we were prefectly happy.
They only serve breakfast and lunch which clearly provides focus to get these meals right. I only hope the the two-chef team opens an additional restaurant in the future featuring dinner!
Thank you for opening MAGNOLIA - welcome aboard!
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