9311 Fm 1488 Rd, Magnolia, TX | Directions 7735430.220908 -95.607553
M-S 10am to 5pm
Great place! – My daughter and I had a great time. We had a girls day and got our hair and nails done. The ladies that work there are super fun and nice.
Then we headed over to the cafe and had lunch. The food was so good and the cupcakes were even better. Definitely gonna plan another day out soon!
DragonFly Cafe is so worth it!! – Love the food at the Cafe - especially the gluten free stuff! so appreciate that - fun and colorfully decorated, very interesting - great selection on the menu and the coffee and gluten free desserts are amazing!! Love to take people out to eat there who have never been before! great place HolliAnn!
Reply to ugly review – It pains me to think that this was actually a true experience....(?) I can't help but wonder if it was & who would write such horrible things about a home grown business striving to bring organic foods in an eclectic upscale enviroment to a town that has fallen inlove with the food/concept & staff. There are no chemicals used in the salon next door...so I am extremely unsure of what you could be smelling especially because walls & doors divide..? ? & As for the door being open? In Texas it would be on the best of day that a door might be a jar... and not to save money...but to quickly tend to customers sitting outside on tables. And for your ugly remarks about the cupcakes~ the cafe has two artisan bakers & our cupcakes are not 75cents...they are quite amazing and the sales orders prove that in catering & take out alone! As for the owner not appearing to be present on a Saturday~ the owner who is a single mother to 3 children under age 7, one with special needs is present 85 percent of the time. The business is open 7 days a week so it may have been possible that she was spending time with her children. When she is not present in the cafe highly qualified managers are present as are the culinary artist that prepare the food. We welcome you back to try the cafe again... as your perspective may be changed. Our staff is one of the main reasons neighbors have made this a favorite eatery....
A GEM IN MAGNOLIA – My husband spotted this cafe a few months ago and we decided to try it for dinner. Upon entering the restaurant, I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere...... eclectic, artistic, unique, quirky, elegant, fun....... It's not your typical "cookie cutter" cafe, as most are in the Magnolia and The Woodlands areas. This cafe has a great personality! It's very relaxed.....There's vintage style movie posters on the wall, crystal chandeliers hanging all over the cafe, a nook with books to read and even an area for little girls to play dress up (fairy tale costumes, etc) We found the service to be EXCELLENT....very friendly and personably, very prompt. For dinner, I had a grilled chicken salad with fresh strawberries and a strawberry balsamic dressing. My husband ate a grilled panini. The food was fresh and delicious.....the coffee was really good. (I'm very picky about coffee, and most restaurants make their coffee too weak, but the coffee at this cafe was just right!)
We have also eaten there for breakfast......I suggest their delectable homemade crepes (especially the Nutella and banana crepe) and their breakfast tacos are wonderful! The menu suggests a breakfast taco with chorizo, potato, egg and cheese, but I was told by my waiter that you can create and build your own taco creation if you'd like. So, I asked for a tender beef fajita meat, instead of the chorizo and had them add fresh cilantro and some diced red onion. BEST breakfast tacos I've had in a long time! This was not a Tex-mex style that muddies up all the flavors but rather simple and fresh....letting all the individual flavors of the food to shine through. The pico de gallo and salsa were homemade and you could tell there was love put into this food. As you're waiting for your food to arrive, you can enjoy browsing the store attached to the cafe (called "The Secret Kingdom"). The Dragonfly Cafe is simply a gem.........I'm so glad we found it! :)
Loved the cafe & boutique! – I ate at the Dragon Fly Cafe for the first time today and absolutely loved it! The panini was a generous size that I could barely finish (my family nicknamed me the bottomless pit) with a large pile of sweet potato chips and a huge slice of pickle. The service was quick and attentive. Next I stopped by the boutique next door and spent a couple of hours in there checking out all of the out-of-the-ordinary items they have and left after buying 2 dresses, a pair of shoes, and a matching necklace/earring set for less than $100. I can't wait to go back for another lunch and to take advantage of their spa. By the way, I did not smell ANY hair products at all even when standing in the salon and I have the nose of a hound dog. They use ALL natural products so there is no chemical smell. I can't wait to tell all my girl friends and the ladies at work about the best hidden secret in Magnolia! :-)
Great Wednesday morning breakfast w/children! – Great breakfast!
Someone comes in on Wednesday mornings & reads to the children. The cafe also has a corner for the children to read & play dress-up.
The staff is very friendly.
Wonderful – Best place to get a healthy lunch, cup of coffee, or smoothie. They even have a place for children to play dress up and they do children's story time Wednesday mornings at 10AM. After you eat walk next door to their boutique I'm sure you'll find something that catches your eye.
BIG Disappointment – After seeing numerous paid magazine spots in a variety of Woodlands area publications, I thought this place sounded wonderful and could not wait to try it. The menu sounded fresh and the decor/atmosphere unique to our area. My husband finally suggested we have lunch there on Saturday with our son. Was immediately put off by their door being propped open, not sure if the A/C wasn't working or if it was on low in an effort to save $$. Since the restaurant is part of a salon and a boutique, the first smell that greeted us was not coffee or food, but hair processing chemicals.
There was only one other family in there and the male and female waiters were sitting together eating and gossiping. The blonde waitress was distracted and too busy socializing with him to pay much attention to our table or to the other. Of course we were lucky in some ways because as we were leaving two ladies came in and she completely ignored them and they walked up to the counter to get their own menus....I wanted to say, "Leave while you can."
We were handed our dirty, crumpled paper menus - I order the blackberry sage iced tea, my husband water and my son root beer. There was sweetner on the table but I was never given a straw or spoon to stir my tea with. The menu was fairly limited and for some reason both the wraps and the paninis were served hot and pressed. I ordered the tuna wrap and I think that would have been better served cold, and was disappointed in how fishy and dark in color the tuna was...heating it only made it less palatable. The greens, tomato and avocado were quite good on their own. My husband's roast beef panini was better, but on the bland side since he opted for mayo over horseradish. Both my husband and I thought we didn't get much food for our $$. Both sandwiches were nothing spectacular and were about $9 each with a tiny pickle slice and a small amount of chips. My husband made two requests about his sandwich and only one was done - I really wish people would WRITE down their orders and repeat them back. He dealt with the onions.
Well, we had higher hopes and I thought initially we just had poor service, then the food was blah and I thought well, look how cool those cupcakes looks in the display cabinet, perhaps they'd save the day. So we ordered one chocolate and one vanilla...the cake was super dry and stale and the icing tasted like it came from a can, but at least they were priced at $.75 each.
Then comes the bill. The printer was down and the machine was slow, so I think we waited about 15-20 minutes from the time I handed the waitress my card. She apologized in the end, but like most servers that aren't up to par, she was much more present and "on" when handing me the ticket than the rest of the time. I think she could sense my husband's dis-satisfaction because she would only address me the last 1/3 of the meal. Our bill without tip was $30 - looking at our plates, we would have gotten more food and better food at a chain like Lenny's or Jimmy Johns and that is sad.
This should have been a great concept and being in marketing myself, I know all those magazine spreads are very expensive and it's a shame to see someone fork out that kind of money to bring people in, but then to thoroughly disappoint them and assure no return visit when they do respond to the marketing. I suggest the owner be more present and that adults, not young kids run the place, especially on Saturdays which I would assume would be their busiest day.
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