Last weekend, we were indubitably charmed by Austin's Elizabeth Street Cafe. Located on the corner of 1st and Elizabeth street, the French-Vietnamese style cafe is unmissable with its teal windows shutters and pastel pink door. We arrived on Saturday for a relaxed breakfast before heading out to Reimer's Ranch to climb. My good friend ordered one of the signature breakfast banh-mi's— egg whites, mushrooms, chile, and avocados. At this point in time, I'm lamenting over my forgetting to get a picture of it. I did chance to take a bite of it, and it is that fresh morning kick I need every weekday morning prior to driving into work.
As someone with constant sweet tooth needing to be satisfied, I ordered their House Baked Brioche French Toast with a Vietnamese coffee on the side. The french toast was stunning, comprised of cinnamon iced cream and poached Asian pears. Each bite was a savory combination of milky sweet and fruity. The Vietnamese coffee (ca phe da) was served with a metal French drip filter over freshly ground coffee and condensed milk. The flavors were rich, reminding me of dark chocolate. Here I made a mental note to one day eventually add Vietnamese coffee to my regular routine.
My deepest regret was not being born with a second stomach. On our way out we drooled over the adorable macaroons behind the pastry counter, and we vowed to be back soon to try their noodles and desserts.