Where to Eat During SXSW: Elizabeth Street Cafe

Elizabeth Street Cafe is undoubtedly my favorite spot in Austin. The bright and cheery space is somewhere I frequent about once a week. I am excited to share with you again a few of the dishes I order most! Not mentioned in the post below is their fantastic happy hour. My go-tos are the carpaccio and escargots, the octopus salad is a great option too. Elizabeth Street Cafe also serves up one of my favorite iced-Vietnamese coffees!

Summary: It’s all in the details at the French Vietnamese fusion restaurant. The Maguire Moorman group puts it’s signature details in this South First Street hotspot. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday, come for the noodles and stay for the cocktails. Dog-friendly patio.

What to Order: 

  • Eat: Shrimp & Avocado Spring Rolls, Chicken Meatball Pho, Singapore Noodles
  • Drink: Shady Blonde Punch, Iced Vietnamese Coffee


  • Address: 1501 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704
  • Phone number: 512-291-2881
  • Hours of Operation: Everyday 8am- late
  • Takes reservations: Only for parties of 8-12
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Website: www.elizabethstreetcafe.com



Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Shady Blonde

Start with the Shady Blonde sake punch. effervescent grapefruit and thyme, this punch is a perfect way to cool down on the patio. If you are looking for something with more of a kick, try the Red Dragon for spice.

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Shrimp and Avocado Spring Rolls

 The Shrimp and Avocado spring rolls are a crowd pleaser and something everyone can agree on. The tofu spring rolls are a great options as well. The white vinegar and spicy green sauce are my favorite ways to top these spring rolls.

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Beef Short Rib Bun

 The Beef Short Rib Bun is one of my favorites on the menu! I love to order this cold noodle salad during the steamy hot summers. Packed with tons of fresh veggies and herbs, this is lovely for lunch.

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Beef Short Rib Bun Bowl

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Chicken Meatball Pho

 The Chicken Meatball Pho is pipping hot and ready for slurping. I like to add bok choy to mine! This is definitely large enough to share… or maybe not 😉

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Singapore Noodles Plate

 These spicy noodles are what keep me coming back again and again. The Singapore Noodles are also served on the breakfast menu topped with fried eggs. This is the stuff dreams are made of.

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Singapore Noodles

 Spicy, golden noodles, who knew they would be what I crave every Sunday morning!?!

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Vietnamese Coffee Hot

 I like to end my meal at Elizabeth Street Cafe with a Vietnamese coffee. You can get this over ice for the hot days.

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ Vietnamese Coffee

 Creamy, delicious goodness!

Elizabeth Street Cafe_ MacaronsThe macaron flavors change daily but they are the perfect little treat to end your meal. I also love picking these up along with pastries to take to friend. Best I’ve had in the city!




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Natalie Paramore

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March 21, 2014



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    April 4, 2014

    Beautiful photos! Want to do lunch here sometime together?

    • Reply

      Natalie Paramore

      April 4, 2014

      Thanks Rianna! This is my favorite spot, I would love to grab lunch with you anytime!


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