This little café, located in a rundown neighborhood, is a classic example of a family-owned and -operated ethnic restaurant. Set in a small building, the décor is minimal but the food is authentic. The menu features Laotian and Vietnamese food. Try a steaming bowl of pho, rice noodle soup accented with beef, chicken or tripe. Other choices include steamed rice or fried rice platters. An option for a quick lunch might be banh mi, a Vietnamese-style sandwich. Appetizers include Vietnamese spring rolls served with a hoisin dipping sauce, Laotian-style shredded papaya with tomatoes, fried pork skin and cabbage. Dishes can be prepared in a vegetarian fashion. Weekend visitors should call ahead for information about the more traditional dishes that are served when time permits. The chef is flexible and accommodating, so if you have a particular request for the manner of preparation, just ask.