Photo by John Anderson

Best Place To Take a First Date

Elizabeth Street Cafe

First dates are tricky. How to appear hip but approachable, casual but not cheap, cultured but not snobby? Safest to take them someplace that has all that covered. Who knows? Maybe it'll rub off. Within walking distance of grayDUCK Gallery and SoCo, and with a menu tastefully blending continental and Asian flavors (flaky French pastries, hearty bánh mì­, and savory pho), Elizabeth Street Cafe has so much unpretentious sophistication to spare that you may find yourself kissing your date bonne nuit. Did we mention it's delicious?

Elizabeth Street Cafe
1501 S. First, 512/291-2881

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