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General Info
Halcyon: adj. Idyllic, Happy. We are open daily from 7a-2a with couches in the lounge area, plenty of cafe seating, a front patio overlooking the warehouse district, lots of plugs and free wifi. We offer a full bar, an exceptional coffee and espresso program and made to order comfort foods (sandwiches/salads/flat breads/shareable snacks/desserts) in a restored 19th century warehouse on 4th Street in Downtown Austin.
Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
mastercard, amex, visa
Price Range
$
Neighborhood
Downtown Austin
AKA

Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Loung‎e

Halcyon Coffee House Bar & Lng

Halcyon Coffee House Bar & Lounge

Categories
Coffee & Espresso Restaurants, Bars, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Coffee Shops, American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Good For Groups: Yes

Cuisines: American, Coffee House, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch

Price Range : Below Average

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Gambit7025

04/06/2008

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Overall
It looks great, but.......

While this place has a great location and a beautiful remodel, I cannot get past the inept and inconsiderate service that I have received by the staff on several occasions. The staff seem disinterested in serving their customers and I've seen people stand at the register waiting to be served as several staff members just casually pass by without even an acknowledgement or a greeting. On my last visit, the cashier who was taking my order was conversing with another staff member as I was telling him my order. Of course he didn't get my order and I had to repeat it. As he asked me to repeat, he loudly stated, ""I'm sorry, I have two conversations going on at the same time!"" I'm guessing that the Austin hip crowd is only concerned with aesthetics because that's the only thing this place has going for it.

kurlee1

04/02/2008

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Overall
FABULOUS!

The service was indifferent, but the drinks were tasty. Atmosphere was funky and open. Fun (and old) hip-hop playing was a nice change as background noise for my computer work. Hooray for high-speed & free wi-fi! Just watch the time, or the parking nazis will be quick to ticket your car. Parking nearby is free after 5:30pm, tho!

emelguldogan

01/31/2008

Overall
cover charge for two different events

One night I had guests out of town and talked highly of the place. We went to see the band that was playing 7-9 p.m. and paid $6 cover charge.. After the first band finished, second band was going to start at 9:30. Store personel came and told us we have to go out (it was a cold night )

and come back paying another $9 cover charge for the next band...go out and come back in...it is not a good business idea. charge people moderate cover charge and do not let the inconvenience scare people away. of course we didnt stay for the second band just because it was so rude to let us out and tell us to come back half an hour ...such a decent idea Ruta Maya trying to reflect but this was not acceptable if they want to stay classy. Hope managers can read this and take some action because we want to keep going to our Ruta Maya.

downtown3

01/19/2008

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Overall
lame

Halcyon, before it?s new face-lift, was a cool place to grab a coffee or a drink. The new and ?improved? version lacks any character with the one redeeming quality being the S?mores. The service is pretty bad ? long wait to get a drink when not that busy. The people behind the bar are not friendly and act like you are putting them out by asking for a drink. This place could be a nice location to grab a coffee. Not sure what happened.

ghostgirl

11/22/2007

Overall
Love This Coffee Shop

Great coffee and a great place. Love sitting outside and watching the people go by.

schannonshirey

11/21/2007

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Overall
Good for everything eccept eating.

Halcyon is good for smokes coffee and booze, has a relaxed atmosphere and is good for winding down with some friends. Not so great for pick-ups or dancing (they are a coffee shop). They do make some good coffee drinks but their bar is limited. They just had a face lift, so their sevice is a little slow. I liked the old Halcyon. I would have given the old Halcyon five stars.

austinitie

04/15/2007

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Overall
awesome atmosphere

This coffee shop is by far one of the best in Austin. There are comfortable couches and wireless internet access. I tried their cappuccino and was blown away! Great choice.

livesdowntown

04/02/2007

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Overall
I've tried twice... Maybe I have to be a hippie to get good service???

Ok.. I eat and drink everywhere downtown... but I've tried this place twice and both times the servers / cashiers were rude to me and my girlfriend. I give up. I like the fact it's not a Starbucks, but the servers need to act like they like their jobs!!

bluesky78

02/11/2007

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Overall
Poor Customer service

While I agree with others that the ambience was good here, I and several others have received rude and disrespectful service at this establishment. I was surprised to see so many positive reviews. Maybe we just happened to be waited on by the wrong employee, but I do not plan on returning to this establishment again.

ktmin99

07/04/2006

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Overall
Great Happy Hour (11am-7pm?), creative coffee cocktails, board games, super toasted sandwiches

Turkey and Brie Pannini is absolutely fantastic! Great place to visit with friends or read by yourself; 'background' music is actually that. They have chess, checkers and other board games, as well as plenty of local periodicals available at one's leisure. Over all, I found Halcyon to be a chill place to pass the time.

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