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Bahn Mi in South Austin?

I'm looking for good Bahn Mi in South Austin. Lulu B's doesn't count. I'm talking on the order of Tam or Tahn Mi. The real stuff that's also cheap. Any suggestions?

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  1. T&N cafe at william cannon and 71 is pretty good

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    T&N Cafe
    6705 US Highway 290 W, Oak Hill, TX 78735

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      1. re: TroyTempest

        never had Tam, but i agree about T&N having good sandwiches.

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        T&N Cafe
        6705 US Highway 290 W, Oak Hill, TX 78735

        1. re: NirvRush

          i 4th t&n ... great stuff. rivals tam, but tam still wins.

    1. Sorely lacking in South Austin, and I've been looking. Not sure it will live up to the standard you've described, which is the appropriate standard, but a new VN joint is going in the old Bouldin Creek space.

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      1. re: puddles

        Yeah, no offense to the owners of that new place, but I'm not paying $5-8 for Bahn Mi and I think I remember them saying Pho would be around $8-10. Overpriced Vietnamese food made not made by Vietnamese people? No thank you, I'll continue to drive north!

        1. re: foodiegal71

          That sucks. Reminds me of Triumph Cafe (are they even still there?) We need banh mi down south. And no, Lulu B's doesn't count at all. And the Y is not on my beaten path (bus stops are too far away from most of the shopping centers there).

          I am a banh mi junkie who used to live in San Jose.

      2. I've gotta say - I've had a ton of great banh mis around the country, and despite the fact that they don't have pate or head cheese as a meat option (which I'd like), Lulu B's holds up pretty strong in my opinion. Not good enough for ya?

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        1. re: popvulture

          No, I'm afraid not really. I'd put them in the third tier in Austin. They're okay.

          Everything they have is a just a little bit off. Either disappointing from a flavor standpoint, or slightly overpriced. Close, but no cigar.

          It might do in a pinch, but in my opinion is not what the poster is looking for. Currently, this is something you have to go north of the river to get (hell, north of 183).

          1. re: popvulture

            No, I really don't think Lulu B's is worth the wait or the price. And I agree with puddles that everything is just a little bit off.

          2. Sardine would be good too. I'm still not complaining though, cos it beats the hell out of driving up to Baguette House.

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            Baguette House & Cafe
            10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

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            1. re: popvulture

              OK, I'll bite: What is "Sardine"

              -sw

              1. re: sqwertz

                I just posted about the new Banh Mi place that came up earlier in this thread, so I thought I'd revisit this old one and realized I missed this question. A lot of Vietnamese places I've been to in New York have Sardines as a filling option alongside the usual pate, grilled pork, etc. Damn good, too.

                1. re: popvulture

                  OK, I thought it was the name of a restaurant. I'm too familiar with sardines (I prefer smoked sprats ;-) And did you try the place on Slaughter/United Kingdom? I haven't been there yet and I don't see any other recent post to this thread...

                  -sw

            2. Not south at all, but Pho Van takes my vote for awesome Bahn Mi.

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              Pho Van
              8557 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758