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Elizabeth Street Cafe

#53 of 3,038 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1501 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3042
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Refreshing tastes from an interesting menu. The food manages to satisfy and refresh with a distinct healthy eating bend. A pleasant place to visit

Thank Fred F
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i wanted some good Thai food while visiting Austin. our adult children took us to this place. i got what i get at every Thai place, the vermicelli noodle bowl with steak. They called theirs the "Grilled McAllen Ranch Flank Steak". i also had spring rolls. The food was outstanding. every one of us had the same experience. i will... More 

Thank geophy_traveler
Portage, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my son, he was familiar with the menu so he ordered several appetizers, everything we had, tar tar, escarole, I had a thai noodle dish all were fabulous. I esp liked the coconut sorbet. Things were a bit pricey but we were treating ourselves

Thank gale17
Austin, Texas
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in my hometown. Every time I come here I order something different, and I haven't disliked a dish. All of the phos are amazing. If you are a fish fan, order the crispy fish fried rice. The atmosphere, fast service, and delicious food keep me coming back for more.

Thank Frankie C
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hearing rave reviews from friends of the Elizabeth Street Café, I had high hopes. This restaurant is a cute concept, but missed the bar for me. Wait staff was unfriendly and disinterested. I ordered the lemongrass tofu and mushroom bahn mi and my boyfriend ordered the grilled chicken bahn mi. Neither of us was very impressed.

Thank Rachel S
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I begin I would just like to say that i feel somewhat guilty writing this review. this establishment was not bad and I know many who love it, but my own experience is pushing me to write this. I went here with friends for a celebration. it came highly recommended by two and the way they described the meals... More 

Thank isluecke123
Dallas, Texas
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is probably my favorite restaurant in the world. It is truly one-of-a-kind. The food is very good and very authentic Saigon-style fare. I'm half Vietnamese and the preparation here rivals that of my mother; seriously. The vibe and execution are also top notch. From the pastries, to the coffee to the banh mi's, everything is first class. They... More 

Thank WeIITraveIed
Galena, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were four of us. Each got a different dish and we all liked what we ordered. I had breakfast Pho and it was very good.

Thank Sue P
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Food was out of this world. Everything was tasty and different. I am not a sweet tooth and i highly recommend the bread pudding topped with blueberries. Very Austin

Thank Maria A
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Oh, Elizabeth's! In a city as delicious as Austin, dare I call you my favorite? Incredible romantic atmosphere, charming decor (think: Pinterest dreamland), beautiful pastries, and a noodles/banh mi menu to make any foodie crazy. The perfect food for a hot day, surrounded by charm and perfection in every detail. Great cocktail selection, but wait, there's more! You can end... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Vietnamese, French, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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: (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?