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“Great atmosphere, good coffee”
Review of Halcyon Southtown

Halcyon Southtown
Ranked #245 of 4,633 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good coffee”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stumbled across Halcyon while visiting another business at Blue Star complex the night before. Came back by on a Saturday. late morning, for coffee and a light snack. We ran in expecting to just grab a couple of cups to go but were so pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere (and music playing overhead!) that we decided to hang out for awhile.

We ordered at the counter and then grabbed a couple of seats at the bar- the place was packed and all tables were occupied. Service was pretty quick and we really enjoyed our time there. The bar was full of others enjoying some mimosas and bloody mary's which would have been a great option as well.

I would recommend giving Halcyon a try!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank SarafromCbus
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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959 reviews
691 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
“Laid Back and Loosey Goosey”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stumbled into this wild and crazy bar, coffee house, and brunch place by accident on a Saturday PM. The workers are all dressed up in contempo biker.
There are wild paintings on the walls and raunchy music blaring.
They are located in the Blue Star Complex near the Pioneer Flour Mill.
You order at the counter and then wait, and wait, and wait, then they tell you that they are
out of Brie after heavily selling the Turkey Brie sandwich.
The counter person forgot how much each item was, besides the fact that they have a very limited menu.
Still waiting we finally receive our French dip sandwich and our spicy chicken, bacon and avocado sandwich.
It comes with chips or salad. Our salads were minimal but the maple vinegar dressing was
tasty.
The Chibata bread was toasted to a super crispy style, but overall the two sandwiches were
pretty good.
This is not inexpensive, has slow service and a gnarly ambiance. This is not a halcyon moment.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank bobemac
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Boerne
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good food but poor service”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

A friend and I dined here for a quick lunch while taking a course nearby. It was a Saturday and they were busy so we decided to eat @ the bar. Well, that was a big mistake. Being in a hurry we asked the bartender which items were faster than others and ordered accordingly. He then ignored us after we asked for sugar for our tea and finally brought us our order about 20 minutes later. I had the Roast Beef Poor Boy and my friend had a Rueben. The food was good but the service was pitiful. My advise is don't eat at the bar even if they tell you it will be quicker.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank beenthereboerne
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Pineland, Florida
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had a couple of lattes and some light breakfast here. Service was good, food was as well. The best part was the music selection, something you rarely get in a coffee shop.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MoRahn
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very bad service”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We asked three cappucino in ceramic cup and two croissant hot but after 15 minuts they gave us the cappuccino in regular cup and three very cold croissant. The cashiers was very bored and the girl who make the cappuccino unpolite. The quality the food is poor!s who make the cappuccino unpolite. The quality the food is poor!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Graziana B
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