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!




Weekend Round Up

I want to share a few of my favorites from this week. I snapped all of these on my iPhone while out and about this week. These gems are too good to pass up! Hope you all will try them out soon!

Basil Chili Pepper Margarita from Paggi House .

If you like your drinks with a spicy kick, this one is definitely for you!

In case the above wasn’t enough basil for you, this is the Thai Basil Escargot from Elizabeth Street Cafe . Buttery and decadent, but light enough to leave plenty of room for the next course. Another item I highly recommend on their menu.

This is the mussels and clam curry special at Elizabeth Street Cafe. Oh this is a spicy one y’all! However, if you love shellfish and curry, you really can’t go wrong with this one.

The curry special came with this set-up. Perfect for soaking up all the spicy curry broth!

I stopped by Bangers, the new sausage and beer house on Rainey Street last night.

This is what 100 beers on tap looks like!

Pretty extensive menu! We arrived just as the kitchen was closing, so I didn’t get to try any of the grub. No worries though, I will go back with my fancy camera and report back on my findings. There’s a large stage for live music and a huge outdoor area where you can bring your dog.

This is the light beer flight. Number 2 was our tables favorite. Definitely try out a beer flight when you stop by. It’s fun for the table to try all the different beers.

Cheers to a great weekend y’all!

A Few of My Favorite Places

Rise and Sunshine Chickadees and Chickadudes! Its Sunday, which happens to be my favorite day of the week. Theres nothing I love more than good Sunday brunch followed by laying around in the sun with a good book or one of my favorite magazines. I usually cook a lot on Sundays too, so no surprise why I like Sundays so much. In honor of my favorite day of the week I thought I would share with you all a few my favorite places I visited this weekend…

I started off my Saturday with this Fried Mac ‘n Cheese Ball and Hot Wings from Lucy’s Fried Chicken. It was phenomenal. Its one of their specials right now and I highly recommend it. The hot wings were great too. The chicken was perfect and the hot sauce just spicy enough to give you a kick but not so much that you couldn’t finish eating it.

After a long paddle boarding session on Town Lake, I headed over to Papi Tino’s to chill down with my favorite drink in town right now, the Devil’s Bow Tie. Don’t be fooled by it’s girlish pink color this little drink packs a punch with the jalapeno infused tequila. If you’re looking for less fire and more sweet, try the Pink Bow Tie.

After sipping on my Devil’s Bow Tie, I had to try the duck tacos which were also on special. They are served ala carte and with an awesome green sauce. The guacamole here is also quite delish. The patio at Papi Tino’s is perfect

That’s and It

if you’re looking to switch up the normal after-lake eating options.

Now I’m off to a lovely brunch at Elizabeth Street Cafe. I tried out these delightful french donuts last time

I was there. And I am practically drooling thinking about getting my favorite Vietnamese Iced Coffee. Here is my homemade recipe for Vietnamese Iced Coffee.

I love love love these spicy breakfast Singapore Noodles at Elizabeth Street cafe. I tried to do a homemade version but still haven’t gotten the spices quite right. Of course, I did a poached egg instead. I will keep you all posted on my progress.

What are your favorite brunch spots and things to do on Sundays?


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