Magnolia’s Cafe: Rebranded, Moved and Even Better

By Dylan Bailey

Magnolia’s Cafe is a new restaurant that has opened in Fernandina Beach. As a recent addition to the thriving food scene, Magnolia’s Cafe has quickly gained popularity.

Magnolia’s Cafe may be a new name, but its roots can be traced back to the beloved Southern Donut Company in Yulee. The owners decided to rebrand, move and introduce a fresh concept. With the rebranding, they have not only changed the name but also revamped the menu with more offerings.

The cafe has also formed a partnership with NUANZ, a local coffee roaster and tea merchant. This collaboration allows Magnolia’s Cafe to serve locally roasted coffee.

Upon entering Magnolia’s Cafe, you’re immediately greeted by a cozy and inviting ambiance. The interior is tastefully decorated, creating an atmosphere that is both comfortable and stylish. The cafe features a main dining area as well as a spacious outdoor patio, perfect for enjoying your meal while basking in the sunshine.

When it comes to breakfast, Magnolia’s Cafe excels in providing a wide array of options. From classic favorites to innovative creations, there is something to satisfy every palate. The menu boasts an impressive selection of homemade biscuits and gravy, juicy sandwiches, and delectable omelets.

One standout dish is the chicken and waffles, a delightful combination of buttermilk fried chicken, red pepper jelly, maple syrup, and powdered sugar. The presentation alone is stunning, but the flavors truly steal the show. The crispy chicken, fluffy waffles, and the perfect balance of sweetness and heat from the red pepper jelly create a harmonious symphony of tastes that will leave you craving more.

For those seeking a lighter option, Magnolia’s Cafe offers an assortment of bakery treats such as muffins, danishes, and croissants. The chocolate croissant, reminiscent of the popular Starbucks version, is a buttery and flaky delight that pairs perfectly with a cup of their signature coffee.

Magnolia’s Cafe continues to impress during lunchtime with a menu that offers a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches.

The Magnolia Club sandwich is a solid choice, featuring scrambled egg whites, turkey bacon, Swiss cheese, and avocado on toasted wheat bread. The combination of textures and flavors in this sandwich is exceptional, with the avocado providing a creamy richness that perfectly complements the other ingredients.

Another highlight is the grilled cheese, a gourmet twist on a classic favorite. Served on a grilled baguette, this sandwich features brie, provolone, fig marmalade, and caramelized onions. The melding of these flavors creates a symphony of sweet and savory notes that will leave you craving another bite.

To accompany your meal, Magnolia’s Cafe offers a variety of sides, including their delightful Red Bliss potato salad. This refreshing side dish perfectly complemented the grilled cheese. The lightness of the potato salad provides a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors.

At Magnolia’s Cafe, customization is key. The cafe offers an extensive selection of coffee options, allowing you to tailor your drink to your exact preferences. From drip coffee to cold brew, chai tea to caramel macchiato, there is a beverage to suit every taste. The churro latte, with its hints of cinnamon and butter, is a crowd favorite that I’m happy to say survived the rebranding.

The cafe’s ambiance is a perfect balance of cozy and contemporary. The interior is tastefully decorated, with attention to detail evident in every corner. The spacious outdoor patio is a delightful spot to enjoy your meal, especially if you have a furry friend, as Magnolia’s Cafe is pet-friendly.

With Magnolia’s Cafe rebranding from Southern Donut Company, the cafe offers a diverse menu that caters to breakfast and lunch enthusiasts alike. From the delectable chicken and waffles to the mouthwatering grilled cheese, each dish is tasty.

Whether you are a local looking for a new favorite spot or a visitor seeking a memorable culinary adventure, Magnolia’s Cafe is a must-visit destination. Prepare to be delighted by the flavors, charmed by the ambiance, and captivated by the exceptional service. Magnolia’s Cafe truly is a fantastic addition waiting to be discovered.

Magnolia’s Cafe


Address: 1480 Sadler Rd., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Hours: Hours vary

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9 days ago

We absolutely love Magnolias, the owners are amazing people and their food is absolutely fantastic!

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