• Ava Street Cafe

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese restaurant with vegan menu items including: lemongrass tofu baguette, lemongrass tofu vermicelli noodle, 225 vegan bowl, lemongrass tofu avocado spring rolls, vegetable eggrolls, and lemongrass tofu steam buns. Off-menu options include mixed vegetables pho (with option to add lemongrass tofu) and spicy vegan noodle soup. Note that several items on the menu no longer have the vegan symbol next to them, but the staff and chefs confirmed that all items previously listed as vegan on the menu are still vegan. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm, Sun 11:30am-8:30pm.

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10 Reviews

First Review by KristineWardMonier


Points +165

22 Feb 2023

Clearly labelled vegan items

The mixed veggie and lemongrass tofu pho was great - big portions and clearly labelled as vegan!



Points +16

19 Feb 2023

Wish I could give 5 stars

Yummy vegan options great customer service!

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +34

03 Jul 2022

yummy pho

love their vegetarian pho😄


Points +34

01 May 2022

Fantastic vegan options

The lemongrass tofu spring rolls were amazing and the mixed vegetable tofu is always a win!


Points +20

12 Aug 2020

Love Pho!

As best as I can tell this is one of the only Vietnamese restaurants in BR with a vegetable pho in vegetable broth. Lots of others in Baton Rouge still use a chicken or beef broth in their vegetable pho. And the veggie broth at Ava Street is so rich and delicious! Also, their customer service is great:)

Pros: Vegan pho and vermicelli options.


Points +412

08 Feb 2020

I love the Tofu Banh Mi

I've had so many things here. Every vegan options they have lol. The edamame is good, tofu steam buns, spring rolls, and my favorite banh mi and the rice plate


Points +1204

06 Sep 2018

Three stars because they serve meat here. But vegan options were fantastic!

Wasn’t expecting much from a Vietnamese restaurant in BR, but was pleasantly surprised. The spring rolls and steamed buns made great appetizers and the 225 vegan bowl was delicious. Glad we went while in town visiting our non-vegan family.


19 Feb 2023

Why give it 3 stars when you were impressed just because they also serve meat? Should they just remove their vegan menu since it's only 3 star worthy?


Points +31

22 Jul 2018

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!

Passing through BR and came across this restaurant on HappyCow. Very impressed!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great staff, Clean modern style


Points +111

14 Jun 2018

Vegan friendly, delicious

Ava builds their vegan options around lemon grass tofu. For example, they offers a tofu bahn me sandwich (specify vegan, and they'll spread avocado on it instead of mayo), a noodle bowl (with delicious sauce and lots of fresh veggies, along with the tofu), cold spring rolls (filled with veggies and tofu, served with peanut sauce), and occasionally vegan pho. For a few weeks last winter, there was a vegan spicy noodle soup that was AMAZING -- check the special board in the front when you walk in!

The food is all good. Portions are generous -- the noodle bowl is probably enough for two meals for most people, so plan on leftovers (or share).

Pros: Freshness of food, Freshness of food, Generous portions

Cons: Limeade is bland (skip it!), Service can be slow when busy


Points +15

Mostly Veg
27 Apr 2018


Very happy with the lemongrass tofu bowl and vegetarian egg rolls.

Pros: Three or four vegan options , Very nice servers

Cons: I wish there was a vegan pho.

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