Elizabeth Street Cafe
If I had a catch phrase I think it would be “Sunday’s are for brunch.” Not very original, I know…but very relevant to my life. Since moving to Austin I have been on the search for some amazing brunch spots and one of my favorites is Elizabeth Street Cafe. Not only is the aesthetic of this Vietnamese Cafe x French Bakery absolutely charming, but the food is also top notch.
First up, they have Everything Croissants. A flakey, buttery, cream cheesed stuffed croissant topped with everything seasoning is pretty much my dream. The first time I saw this on the menu I knew I had to have it and there was no turning back. The best part is that these croissants aren’t only available for weekend brunch, they are available EVERYDAY. Elizabeth Street Cafe also has Ham & Gruyère, Chocolate, Almond and Butter Croissants - so no matter your croissant preference, they have you covered.
I had to talk about the croissants first, but another important factor in brunch is of course, mimosas. I tend to be a pretty classic mimosas drinker with sparkling wine and OJ (honestly sometimes I skip on the OJ and just go straight sparkling) but I do love when a brunch spot offer options. Ever had a Passionfruit, Pineapple or Grapefruit mimosa? If not, Elizabeth Street Cafe is where you can experiment.
Is your mouth watering yet? Well wait until you see what our actual meals were…
NUTELLA & BANANA STUFFED FRENCH CRÊPE
After studying abroad in France, Nutella crêpes have a very special place in my heart so whenever I see one on a menu it is a no brainer for me. A warm crêpe stuffed with nutella and bananas topped with whipped crème fraiche and candied hazelnuts? Yes please!
HOUSE BAKED BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST
French Toast topped with blueberry Thai basil compote, brown butter syrup and ICE CREAM.
BREAKFAST BÁNH MÌ
Bánh Mì is a single serving Vietnamese baguette filled with various ingredients. At Elizabeth Street Cafe there are a few options on what to fill yours with; we went with the egg whites, sautéed mushrooms and fresno chilis topped with housemade mayo, sambal, cilantro and jalapeño.