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#329 of 3,279 Places to Eat in Austin
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218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701-3917
+1 512-472-9637
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun 08:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 02:00
Fri 07:00 - 03:00
Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Smack in the middle of downtown but that's what makes this little hipster coffee shop fun! I've been going to halcyon for years now! It never disappoints! Tea, alcoholic beverages, food? They have it all! All delicious! They make a mean veggie sandwich that I obsess over, it's nice to know a vegan or vegetarian can find something! The secret... More 

Thank Gabby H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Based on some websites I came here for a hot chocolate. He said he could make it extra chocolatey. Turned out to be regular steamed milk/ Chocolate - good and filling if that's what you are looking for.

Thank lemonloaf
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a cool place to drop into for coffee, a to go sandwich, to do work, write a screenplay, watch the world go by from the covered from porch. It has an awesome vibe, great employees, cool music. Come in for a drink and stay for hours. Enjoy.

Thank MadMaxCMD
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

After wandering the streets on a chilly evening, we stopped in for a cup of tea/coffee and were charmed by the eclectic mix of people, drinks (they serve alcohol as well as coffee/tea) and nibbles -- like the smores you can make at your table. Like so many places in Austin, Halcyon provides good food/drink in a welcoming and truly... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a great coffee shop by day and you can get small bites and alcohol at night. Staff has always been great and the place is always packed. Be able to stay focused if you're planning to go here and work though. Its on a corner space with lots of people so distractions are plenty.

Thank daniellevernon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great cafe with nice couches. A good place to drink some coffee and relax. I had a chair latte answer it was great. My husband got a frappe and said it wasn't quite as good as the ones he gets in Astoria (ours back home are stronger) but that it was still good. My dad, stepmother and sister all shared... More 

Thank the-green-eyed-kri
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The coffee and the flat bread pizzas are really good. When we arrived, it was around 9-10 pm, and the place was full of students who probably were all on holiday break. It took a while to get a seat, even though there was a place that easily could've sat three parties that two girls had decided to camp out... More 

Thank Sofia B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

went here for a quick sunday brunch. The two female baristas were great, informative. vietnamese coffee was great. we ordered 2 brunch items that were essentially bread with eggs. the place had about 15 people in it when we ordered, saw 3 orders ahead of us, we waited for 45 mins, and could tell the kitchen was under pressure as... More 

Thank belfastgg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We turned up for a mid morning coffee and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The temperature and the atmosphere was cold and pretty unwelcoming. I can understand that with 50 people in the place then it's got a vibe but if you just come along for a coffee and a snack mid morning then there are many,... More 

Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had a couple of hours to kill before a shuttle to the airport and decided to check this place out as it looked like a cool local joint and was not a Starbucks. This is the kind place I wish I had at home back -- a nice laid-back vibe, friendly baristas, a number of tables with comfortable chairs,... More 

Thank Duane T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701-3917
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-9637

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?