Elizabeth Street Cafe – Detailed Restaurant Review

Kaitly Zaldana | November 29, 2022

Elizabeth Street Cafe is a neighborhood gem that has been delighting Austin residents since 2011. With a bright, quirky interior and a quaint, shady patio, it’s a lovely place to enjoy a meal. The whimsical colors, art, and French bistro twist make it a picture-perfect setting.

elizabeth street cafe located in Austin

This Vietnamese restaurant and French bakery have a wide menu that can satisfy breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner cravings. Their true specialty has to be the fresh pastries and bread that they use in the entrées. However, it’s safe to say that everything on the menu will leave you wanting more.

Our Experience

Considering how natives and travelers of Austin alike rave about Elizabeth Street Cafe, our team here at Texas Tasty thought it was about time to give it a visit. The Vietnamese-French fusion was enticing enough for us to make our way over, but add in an aesthetically pleasing indoor and outdoor dining space, it’s a yes from us!

Elizabeth Street Cafe Menu

Elizabeth Street Cafe’s claim to fame stems from several of its popular dishes. The báhn mi is definitely a fan favorite. Each one is served on a freshly made baguette with homemade mayonnaise, cucumber, daikon, carrots, sambal, cilantro, and jalapeños. There are ten options for the fillings, two of those being vegetarian-friendly.

Elizabeth Street Cafe Menu

The coffee is also worth the hype; they’re known for their Stumptown coffee beans that they get from Portland. The roast is always perfect and makes an excellent pair for the brunch menu. If you haven’t tried their Vietnamese coffee it’s a must. It’s on the stronger side but is sweetened with condensed milk which gives it a super smooth consistency. They also offer a large variety of coffee classics if you’re looking for something simple.

Pastries are made from scratch daily here. Ranging from savory items like croissants and baguettes to things that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth like eclairs and macarons. If you call 24 hours ahead you can special order a box to take home.

Elizabeth Street Cafe Reservation Process

Elizabeth Street Cafe makes it easier than ever to make a reservation. It’s a click away when you visit their website or you can book through the OpenTable app. Reservations can also be swiftly made by giving them a call.

Private Dining

Did you know that you could host your next event at Elizabeth Street Cafe? Next door to the cafe they have a private dining space called The Croissant Room, available to host an intimate dinner, cocktail party, baby shower, or any other special gatherings.

If you’re interested in hosting an event here all you have to do is visit their website and fill out an easy interest form. They’ve also made an event packet available for people to be able to see the space, max occupancy, and dining options.

elizabeth street cafe dining table

Online Order Process

The online ordering process is very straightforward:

  • First, visit the Elizabeth Street Cafe website and click on the “Order Online” tab.
  • That link will take you to a third-party takeout site called Toast.
  • From there, you can scroll through the menu and add or customize all the dishes you’re interested in.
  • Next, you fill in your contact and payment information and you’ll have a delicious meal waiting to be picked up in about 30 minutes!

Elizabeth St. Cafe Gift Cards

Elizabeth Street Cafe offers hospitality gift cards that can be purchased online. If you’re looking to spoil someone in your life, get them a gift card to Elizabeth’s so they can treat themselves to a few pastries and some coffee, or an appetizer and báhn mi.

Visit their website and click on the “Gift Cards” tab on the menu bar, this link will take you to the gift cards where you can select an amount and leave a gift note for the recipient.

Conclusion

With the thoughtful ambiance and tasty dishes that can satisfy even picky eaters, I always recommend Elizabeth’s Street Cafe to anyone fresh to Austin. I firmly believe that this captures the Austin charm all the local restaurants are notorious for having, and it is a must-stop on your personal food tour of this city.