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Elizabeth Street Cafe

#65 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
+1 512-291-2881
08:00 - 22:30
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as we walked in there, the vibe was odd. The hostess never had a smile on her face. When I asked for a fork she brought them, but just tossed them in the container. I observed some of her behavior, she smiled towards others. I want to say I think experience my first racists act. She seemed totally... More 

Thank Karina A
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Elizabeth Street Café several times, now, over a number of years. I'll admit, when it first opened, the employees were typically (for Austin) too cool for school. Having just revisited twice over the past week, I will say, I'm s big fan. The food feels cleaner than ever, the service is warm and attentive. While I can't... More 

Thank Rafael K
San Marcos, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister took me here the other night because she was craving their fried shrimp and sweet potatoes. This was a sweet little restaurant, very pretty and cute, everything you would want in a south Austin local spot. A little pricey , but the servings are pretty generous. I had that pho with chicken. I want to come back to... More 

Thank Audrey Z
Charleston, South Carolina
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this small and very attractive restaurant for a snack of excellent croissants and coffee which was served graciously to us even though most patrons were having dinner. This is primarily a Vietnamese restaurant and bakery, and while we didn't taste any of the soups or pho that we saw at other tables, that looked so appetizing that... More 

Thank palekh
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Absolutely love Elizabeth Street Cafe. The Bahn Mi, Bun, Vermicelli springrolls and dumplings are absolutely delish.

Thank Nicki1992
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The french toast was amazing. The macarons were also very good. I had breakfast pho which was very good esecially with the poached egg in it.

Thank curly-qs-mom
Lima, Peru
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This cafe is super quaint and great place to take friends/family! Cute and has an assortment of foods. The ban mi was fantastic and the almond pastry was everything I wanted it to be. Definitely recommend this place!

Thank Donielle K
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great food and intimate seating. everything I have tried here is great my favorite is the key lime chicken. It can take a bit to get seated but i have never been disappointed with this place. Amazing cocktails and appetizers!

Thank arsimes
Eugene, Oregon
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This charmingly designed restaurant is part French bistro, part South Pacific beachside cafe, and a half-portion of Palm Springs thrown in for flair. All together, these components make for a most lovely dining experience. The menu is inspired from the intersection of cuisines born from France's colonial occupation of Vietnam. Typically, Vietnamese cuisine has discrete vestiges of French cooking from... More 

Thank AaronMWS
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting family in Austin who recommended this small delightful cafe for breakfast. The Nutella and banana crepe was delicious as was the fried egg and pork breakfast Bahn Mi. And the Vietnamese coffee was fantastic! Service was cheerful, prompt and helpful. Would definitely eat here again!

Thank AlbuquerqueRush

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?