Hyde Park Hideaway is located in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin and less than 15 minutes from downtown! Part historic, part funky, and 100 percent unique, Hyde Park has a charm that can’t be denied.
My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, families (with kids), and big groups.
Located in one of the best neighborhoods in Austin! Part historic, part funky, and 100 percent unique, Hyde Park has a charm that can’t be denied. With origins dating back to around 1840 and a location enclosed, according to the homeowner’s association, within the boundaries of 38th Street, 51st Street, Guadalupe, Duval, and (north of 45th Street) Red River, the neighborhood is a hodge-podge of sprawling homes and tiny cottages; open-air parks and hole-in-the-wall theaters and galleries; wide, tree-lined streets and narrow alleys. In this one-of-a-kind ‘hood are places to eat well and places to drink well. That said, here are a few of our favorite ways to live the Hyde Park dream… whether or not you actually live in Hyde Park.
EAT WELL, DRINK WELL HERE:
Mother’s Café: been serving up hearty vegetarian and vegan fare for over three decades. Award-winning Bueno Burger (one of the five best veggie burgers in Austin).
Hyde Park Bar and Grill: handmade food, moderate prices and a casual atmosphere.
Quack’s 43rd Street Bakery: Self proclaimed “first coffeehouse in Austin” serves up espresso and both drip-brewed and French-pressed coffee from locally roasted beans. Oh, and there’s also an astounding array of pastries, desserts and delicacies.
JuiceLand: AMAZING juices and smoothies. Enter one of the ten JuiceLand locations scattered around Austin. And besides slurp-able goodness and a startling selection of suspiciously healthy snacks, the Hyde Park storefront also houses a vinyl store (Exploded Records) and vegan ice cream parlor (Sweet Ritual) inside.
Sweet Ritual: Sweet Ritual boasts 16 flavors of cold, creamy goodness, which can be enjoyed as a thick shake, a decadent sundae (perhaps topped with spoonfuls of vegan cookie dough from local brand Celeste’s Best) or in scoop form within the confines of a crunchy waffle cone.
Vino Vino: When it comes to wine, appreciate both quality and quantity, and Vino Vino comes through on both fronts, with a wide selection of wines that run the gamut in price from I-can-afford-two-bottles-tonight low to I-hope-my-kids-don’t-expect-to-go-to-college high. (Okay, maybe not that high.) The bottom line is that this wine bar boasts plenty of imbibing options, delicious plates to pair with each, and a knowledgeable staff to help guide you on your drinking journey.
Dolce Vita: little café offering gelato, espresso, sorbet, bites and a full bar.
Salvation Pizza: Salvation touts its unique New Haven-style pizza, recognizable by the thin, crispy crust and especially satisfying crunch. Choose from one of their “Top 10” pizzas, which range from extravagant options to high-quality versions of the classics, or experiment and build your own pie with a personalized combination of the 25+ toppings on offer.
Julio’s Cafe: Yet another Hyde Park restaurant that has been feeding the neighborhood since the ‘80s, Julio’s offers fresh Mexican food with specialties including roasted chicken, highly regarded green enchilada, and what they claim is the best soup in town. Start your day off right with a breakfast taco or two, and commence your evening in the form of $2.25 beers and $4.50 house ritas during happy hour (2-6 p.m). Oh, and for the record, said happy hour is best enjoyed on their patio.
ASTI Trattoria: Another dining spot offering Italian eats in Hyde Park, ASTI serves gourmet-ish cuisine that would be considered full-on gourmet if it wasn’t for the totally reasonable price point.
NeWorlDeli: The grub at NeWorlDeli is as good as the name is clever, and their motto—Where Bland Is Banned—speaks to the flavor you’ll find in their food. Situated on the border of the neighborhood in a strip called Hyde Park Marketplace, the deli serves up tasty takes on typical deli cuisine like sandwiches, soups, salads and more. Their real claim to fame, however, is the reuben sandwich, which they proudly declare is the best in town.
EXERCISE AND YOGA:
Hyde Park Gym
Dane’s Body Shop
Hyde Park Yoga Co.
Gallery Black Lagoon
ARTS & CULTURE:
Elisabet Ney Museum
Blue Moon Glassworks
Hyde Park Theatre
Fire Tree Studios
PARKS & REC:
Shipe Park: in Hyde Park and the nearby North Campus vicinity, Ship Park takes the cake with its trees, pool, tennis and basketball courts, and playground equipment.
Hancock Golf Course: With a history dating back to 1899, when it was founded by the former mayor of Austin (Lewis Hancock Jr. himself), the beautiful Hancock Golf Course is one of the oldest courses in Texas. What was originally an 18-hole course spread out over the rolling green hills has over the years been simplified down to a par-35 nine-hole course that runs along Waller Creek and is open to the public.
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- Good ole fashion taxi
- Family friendly neighborhood so please be respectful about noise.
- Enjoy your stay!
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