South Lamar coffee shop Patika expanded with a new casual downtown Austin restaurant this month. Patika Luncheonette, which is now open as of late June, is found in the lobby of the 100 Congress Avenue office building.
Owner Andy Wigginton wanted to create a place with an “everyday feel” that was “casual, comfortable,” and landed on the luncheonette idea. The tiny restaurant is open during daytime hours for breakfast and lunch, aiming to serve people in nearby offices. He had been wanting to get Patika back in the downtown area after he shut down the original Congress Avenue cart back in 2016.
On deck at Patika Luncheonette are general daytime-friendly dishes. There are sandwiches (breakfast, French dip, BLT, tuna melt, etc.), salmon-stuffed avocados, avocado toast, and more. There are also grab-and-go items focused on salads like the superfood one, tuna nicoise, and miso soba noodles. Scope out the full offerings below.
Because it’s Patika, there’s a full coffee menu featuring the coffee shop’s new own roasting company Superthing, as well guest roasters.
Patika Luncheonette’s hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the weekdays. The lobby space features 16 dine-in seats, and the restaurant offers catering and group orders.