My second favorite Texas spot is actually in Austin. Elizabeth Street Café is an adorable little Vietnamese café and French bakery. Weird combo, huh? You have no idea! This unique food fusion seems to work, though. They don’t say “Keep Austin Weird” for nothing, right? See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Price: 4 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of 5 bites
Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites
We started off with a carafe of Strawberry Lemonade cocktail. Who doesn’t like a cocktail for brunch? This was light and refreshing, without being overly sweet. It was dangerous!
Ma and I split the Singapore Noodles: Fresno chiles, pork, watercress, noodles, curry, topped with two eggs. If you know me, you know that I am a sucker for stir fry or noodles so of course I couldn’t pass this up. Spicy! Like, real spicy. Nothing a sip of ice cold breakfast strawberry lemonade couldn’t cool down. The curry was subtle, but present. The pork was tender and flavorful. The egg was perfect and the yolk really took these noodles over the top.
My brother went with the Breakfast Banh: Two fried eggs, ginger pork sausage, cilantro, jalapeno, house made mayo. The house baked baguette was fresh and delicious. This was a different approach to breakfast/brunch, but was so satisfying. The sausage was salty with a slight sweetness that went well with the fried eggs. The cilantro and jalapeno added a nice fresh kick of flavor.
Dessert: Delicious and the perfect ending to a spicy and saucy brunch!
Elizabeth Street Café is the perfect neighborhood spot for brunch or if you want to chill on a sunny patio. It’s pretty packed which only confirms it’s credibility. Elizabeth Street Café looks like a it was once a quaint little house which makes it even more awesome and adds to it’s character. The service was good and the atmosphere was hopping. All the servers wore cute little floral dresses. The menu consists of Vietnamese classics like Pho and Bun and happy hour specials. Check em out!