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Elizabeth Street Cafe

1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
+1 512-291-2881
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pho” (42 reviews)
“banh mi” (53 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with co-workers for a business lunch. The food was outstanding. We started with two orders of spring rolls--- absolutely amazing, fresh, hot, crispy, with leaf and butter lettuce to hold the hot spring roll + fresh Thai basil, mint & cilantro. Wow. Followed that...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meal for three outside at night was very pleasant. We shared dishes that were tasty and well prepared. Good choice of dishes with a list of Sake, cocktails and a short wine list, mainly French provided the liquid choices. Food is arranged by appetisers, entry...More

Thank ADean19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, but not phenomenal. Cute place and great outdoor setting. Excellent waiter. Bahn Mi house special was nothing special and barely any meat on it for $9. Bun (vermicelli bowls) -- just so-so meat on mine. Spouse has had a better Bahn Mi at...More

Thank Cat V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New to Austin, went here on advice of my airbnb host. It was a not-far walk away. Sat outside on a hot August evening, it was decent enough, not crowded though patio is adjacent to a busy and therefore noisy avenue. Food was OK, the...More

Thank barbara m
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I have previously enjoyed the Elizabeth Street Cafe's banh mi. Today, we had two dishes, and neither were that good. I had the mushroom and tofu bun. The noodles were well cooked, but the fish sauce less complex than I would really enjoy, mostly providing...More

Thank sablatt
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Came here during a slow hour to get a Vietnamese iced coffee, after I ordered the hostess/counter girl sneered at me and treated me like a third class citizen for not ordering any food to go with the coffee, and then after I paid made...More

Thank Lknm5107
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Really nice spot for lunch/brunch. We went on a Sunday around noon and were able to sit right away in the quaint, albeit cramped dining room. Service was friendly and prompt. The menu offers a great variety of French Vietnamese foods to please the pickiest...More

Thank Mama C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were in the mood for a pho and four of us just had lunch there. This restaurant/boulangerie offers a cute setting with tables outside and inside by a bar as well as individual tables and one large communal table for 12 persons. We were...More

Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My family enjoyed a great brunch at Elizabeth Street Cafe. Service was great and food was very interesting. Outdoor seating is kept reasonably cool with their misting system. I had a mango salad that had some kick but was missing shrimp that menu indicated would...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I can tell you that I've eaten there by myself, and with friends, but I took my wife this last time so that I could get the full descriptive picture. It is a nice place to eat. Inside is really noisy, but it's the place...More

Thank g b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-2881
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