French-inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas – recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop.
Elizabeth Street Café – a celebrated eatery with a devoted following – features French-inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire share 100 recipes of beautiful and delicious Vietnamese fare and French baked goods – from Spicy Breakfast Fried Rice and Eggs to Green Jungle Curry Noodles, and Palm Sugar Ice Cream to Toasted Coconut Cream Puffs. The café is always bustling, day and night, inside and outdoors, and it is one of the most photographed restaurants in Austin, Texas.
“Vietnamese might not be the first cuisine you think of when eating in Austin, but for banh mi on house-baked bread and hangover-curing pho in oh-so-cool digs, Elizabeth Street Café could change your thinking.”—Bon Appétit
“A Vietnamese café plus French bakery, Elizabeth Street Café combines the best of two worlds.”—goop
“Elizabeth Street Café in South Austin… takes everyday French and Vietnamese foods – pho, banh mi, croissants, and macarons – and elevates them. Tables are topped with vintage silverware.”—The New York Times
“This widely loved Austin all-day café excels at both French desserts and Vietnamese dishes, so with its first cookbook in hand, you can have brioche French toast one day and spicy vegetarian pho the next.”—Tasting Table
“It’s a want-to-make-everything cookbook.”—Bon Appetit Instagram Story
“Uncover the hidden gem of Austin, Texas with Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire as they reveal the French-inspired Vietnamese recipes from Elizabeth Street café.”—Kensington & Chelsea Magazine
“Y’all, it is worth it!”—Jenna Hager Bush, TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda
“Fortunately for us all, the iconic Elizabeth Street Café, Austin’s brunch mecca, has recently published its best recipes in a new book. These French-inspired Vietnamese dishes have bright, fresh flavours that will blow your eggy bread clean out of the water… These recipes are rich in flavour but easy to follow – a win for anyone looking to add a little extra kick to their plate.”—Refinery29.uk