Midtown residents have another French-Vietnamese outpost to satisfy those banh mi cravings now that Café Helene has opened. Located along the METROrail, the casual, counter service spot is warmly inviting with a strikingly modern interior.
Rows of red banquettes flank the natural light-filled space, along with bar top tables and chic glass pendant lights. On the menu, customers will find a mix of vermicelli bowls and rice plates, along with pho and banh mi. Other Café Helene highlights include the Vietnamese iced coffee and the almost-too-pretty-to-eat fruit tarts.
Café Helene is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.