“Elizabeth Street Café is an escape from the ordinary. As chef/owners Larry McGuire and Thomas Moorman have proven at Lamberts and Perla’s, dining out isn’t just about being well fed, it’s about being transported.”
— Karen Spezia, Tribeza Magazine
“Part of the beauty of the Elizabeth Street space is that it manages to cater to a range of dining experiences — the casual bar-stool-at-the-counter meal, the cozy bistro-feeling meal, the communal share-a-table meal and lastly, the sun-drenched outdoor meal.”
— Jackie Rangel, Culturemap
Elizabeth Street Café is a neighborhood Vietnamese cafe and French bakery in South Austin opened in December 2011. The little restaurant boasts sunny dining rooms and a shady garden patio and serves fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as takeout.
Elizabeth Street Café is known for: great croissants & Stumptown coffee, bánh mì served on house baked baguettes, fresh spring rolls, Kronenberg on tap, steaming bowls of pho, spicy curries, house cocktail & fruity boozy punch, fun kids menu, and tropical macarons. ESC is a McGuire Moorman Hospitality restaurant.
Free parking is available in our front lot, next door at 1503 South First and along Elizabeth Street. Please respect our Bouldin Creek neighbors and do not block their driveways.
Sunday-Thursday: Open 8am-10:30pm
Friday-Saturday: Open 8am-11pm
Happy Hour: Monday–Friday, 3–6pm
Half priced Appetizers & Bánh mì, $2 off all Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Sake, and Punch
McGuire Moorman Hospitality
Elizabeth Street Café only accepts reservations for 8 or more folks,
please call us at 512.291.2881 to make an arrangement. We are a small
neighborhood spot, so come on by
and if we are full, grab a seat on our
front porch for a beer or refreshing
punch while you wait.
For restaurant buyouts, events or catering please contact our events coordinator, [email protected]
Elizabeth Street Café’s from scratch bakery is lead by Pastry Chef Ashley Ginsberg. We Bake two kinds of baguettes daily, a variety of croissants using plugra butter, tropically inspired macarons, a variety of éclairs, cream puffs, financiers, bouchons, caneles, and more.
To order a box of pastries please call 24 hours in advance, (512) 291-2881.
For special orders please contact [email protected]
Elizabeth Street Café proudly offers a full selection of Stumptown Coffee from the Portland roaster available as espresso, French press, and by the pound. Traditional Vietnamese coffees using classic café du monde chicory are available iced or hot and we also offer an impressive selection of teas from Austin’s own The Steeping Room.
*Please call us 24 hours in advance at (512) 291-2881. We are happy to accommodate your needs.
Bring a jug of Stumptown and a box of pastries to your meeting. Call us the day before to place an order.
7 Days a Week, 8 am – 11 am
Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 2:30pm
Lunch & Dinner Menu
7 Days a Week, 11 am – Late
Pastries Baked Fresh Daily
Dine-in for a hot breakfast, Stumptown Coffee, teas from the Steeping Room, and national newspapers.
Monday – Friday, 3 – 6 pm
1/2 off all Appetizers and Bahn Mi’s; $2 Off Cocktails, Beer, Wine, Sake, and Punch