L’estelle House manages to fit a cute cafe in the front and a small room in the back in a space about the size of three parking spots. But thankfully the outdoor area has plenty more tables, string lights, and greenery, making it feel like a bit of an escape from the craziness of the rest of the street. There’s a limited food menu, but our favorite time to come here is for brunch when you can get things like french toast, breakfast tacos, and brisket and eggs. It’s also a great option for a quiet date night since they usually have a live band playing outside.
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