November 7, 2012

At Elizabeth Street



Yesterday my mom and I tried out Elizabeth St Cafe in quirky South Austin, which is this crazy cool French-Vietnamese restaurant with food as delicious as the decor is cute! French-Vietnamese seems like such an odd combo for cuisine, right? Or at least it did to me. I was skeptical when I looked over the menu online and really didn't know what half the stuff on there was (I don't have a terribly refined palate, to be quite honest with you), but I thought the sandwiches sounded good and pretty safe, so that's what I got.  I'm sure everything is fabulous from the looks of other dishes there, but we can definitely vouch for the poached shrimp and avocado spring rolls and the grilled local chicken thigh sandwich. SO flavorful and delicious! My mouth is watering right now as I reminisce.

Top it all off with a salted lemon and pistachio macaron and a steaming cup of french press coffee, and you'll be good to go. 'Til next time, Elizabeth St! Because there will, indeed, be a next time...














See my reviews for other spots in Austin here!

41 comments:

  1. Your making me hungry haha!! fab photographs!!

    Come and visit my blog :)
    Sunshine & Rain

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  2. Fun experience in enjoying a different type of food than you get everyday. Good service too during the bustling lunch hour.

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  3. my brother used to live in vietnam and apparently alot of their food is french from when the french colonized! the coffee is heaven!

    xo the egg out west.

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  4. oh mayuhn! this looks delicious. i want.

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  5. Is that cilantro on the sandwich?!?!?! You had me until cilantro. Satan's herb.

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  6. Both the decor and the food looks amazing. If I'm ever in Austin, I will give them a try. thank you for he review.

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  7. yes please. this place looks amazing.

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  8. Looks so cute and delish! Your photos are beautiful:)

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  9. I love cutesy places like this!! Unfortunately I live about 45 minutes away from the "quirky" districts in Charlotte {read: we live in the counnntry!} but I always have a blast when I do get down there and visit the fun shops and restaurants :) Elizabeth St. food looks delish!!

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  10. French-Vietnamese sounds like a crazy combo, up until you learn/remember that Vietnam was actually a French colony for a long time. I'm still not entirely sure how they marry the flavors together, but if the food is as good as it looks in your pictures then I'm sold!

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  11. I love Elizabeth St Cafe. Makes me feel like I need to plan an Austin Day trip soon.

    Memoirs & Mochas

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  12. Looks perfect! Love, love, love stumptown coffee. It is made here in Brooklyn. Hoping to visit Austin in February; would love to meet up when I am there!

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  13. I moved to San Antonio earlier this year and I have yet to find any fun/quirky places like this. I may have to make a trip over to Austin sometime soon!

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  14. I need to find quirky little places to eat! I love stuff like this! :)

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  15. I love your style of photography. So interesting to the eye. Also, yum!

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  16. there's tons of amazing French/Vietnamese fusion food out there from when Vietnam was a French colony! it's incredible how they can blend the cultures in the food :)

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  17. What a cute little restaurant! I will have to try it out once we move. Im definitely going to be referring back to your blog for spots to try out :)

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  18. That has to be one of the cutest places I've ever seen!

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  19. What a neat place! I love Vietnamese food and Vietnamese coffee (they make it with sweetened condensed milk - it's like dessert!). Vietnam was under French rule so it's really interesting how they incorporated things like French baguettes while remaining true to Southeast Asian flavors. Can't beat a meal with Vietnamese spring rolls + Vietnamese coffee + French macarons! Yum.

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  20. YUM!! Vietnamese iced coffee is sooo good. Try it next time you go :)

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  21. These pics are just splendid! I'm now drooling over those amazing macaroons. Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!

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  22. Oh yum! That place looks super cute and delicious. I was kind of thrown off when you first mentioned the French Vietnamese combo, but thinking a little bit more, it sort of makes sense. If I ever visit Austin I'll be sure to stop by!

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  23. For 33 seconds I thought you'd chopped your hair off, just for the record.

    That food looks fantastic but now I feel like I haven't eaten a damn thing in 100 years... THANKS FAMOUS JENNI.

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  24. ^ I also thought you chopped it off! It would look awesome if you do. You have a face that can do any hair

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  25. Looking through your pictures is making my mouth water! It all looks delicious. Super cute, too!

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  26. Looks really good!! Vietnamese cuisine is getting more and more popular here in Prague and your photos make me want to stop by a Vietnamese place ASAP! Cool nailpolish btw! x

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  27. French-Vietnamese sounds delish! I think its a great combo.

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  28. Wow, that does sound unique and those sweets and rolls look A-mazing. How was the waitstaff? Did they explain their dishes to you? Just curious. I'll be in ATX this weekend, so I'm hoping to hit up a new eating place, because Shady Grove is ALWAYS my go to.

    -Heather

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  29. What a lovely place! Looks amazing.
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  30. French-Vietnamese restaurant ... very wide geography

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  31. ooo how fun! i love any opportunity to hang out with my momma (:

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  32. That cafe looks darling and the food looks delicious!!! Yum!

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  33. What a strange combo, but clearly, they made it work! Oh and I love all of the pretty bowls and tray!

    random question for ya: Have you & your hubs ever purchased reconditioned/refurbished appliances? We're on the market for a new fridge and can't decide if it's worth the risk. Thanks so much! :)

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  34. Ah! This looks amazing! I absolutely LOVED Austin! It was my favourite place I visited out of the 19 cities I went to last month. I can't wait to go back and this place will definitely be going on my list.
    x

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  35. I love your mom's nail polish! I'm planning a trip to Austin soon so maybe I'll get a chance to try this place out!

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  36. it looks such a cute place.

    and those macarons look amazing! wish i was having one right now.

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  37. Beautiful pictures!

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  38. That cafe look so charming though I don't know if I would be down for the cuisine! :)

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  39. I need to visit Austin someday and check out all those great resteraunts/shops etc. that's around!
    But gosh, I have such a non-refined food palate myself! If I went to a place like that, I would probably look for the more American sounding food there was on the menu! But glad you and your Mom had a good time.

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  40. I should've anticipated that catching up on your blog whilst hungry was a terrible plan, but this confirmed it. Everything looks delicious!

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