@Jase reported that Ekkamai Refresh is now serving banh mi. I dropped by and picked up one for lunch. While only one version is available - chicken cold cut - it is freshly prepared and all the fillings and flavors are the real deal. I think some might criticize the bread - it’s more of a roll than baguette - but it works.
I think most will find this $6 banh mi sized just right for lunch. It’s about six to seven inches and pretty generous on the cold cuts.
Refresh shows a lot of promise. The owner is particular and serious about keeping standards for quality high. He runs around SoCal in the AM sourcing his ingredients, so it’s best to call first if you are going here specifically for the banh mi. Obviously, the more he sells, the options start to open up. And he is very receptive to comments and ideas.