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Elizabeth Street Cafe Packs a Full House for Brunch

Over 100 breakfast banh mi sold.

Elizabeth Street Cafe
Elizabeth Street Cafe
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

For Elizabeth Street Cafe, brunch is a very busy time. Guests pack into the casual yet upscale Vietnamese restaurant looking for steaming pho, coffee, and French pastries from the bakery. It was Larry McGuire and partner Tom Moorman's third of now-six restaurants, which he opened in 2011. Soon, there will be a seventh for his hospitality group with June’s, run with beverage director June Rodil.

The restaurant let Eater take a look at Valentine’s Day weekend brunch numbers. Surprisingly, breakfast soup noodles like pho and bun bo hue weren't very popular, but people did love the breakfast sticky rice, banh mi, and preferred the chocolate croissant over other baked goods. On the coffee side, French press was more popular than Vietnamese, and drinkers cooled down with iced tea.

Elizabeth Street Café

1501 S 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 512 291 2881