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Beloved South Austin Coffee Shop Opens Casual Downtown Luncheonette

Patika brings coffee, sandwiches, and salads to Congress Avenue

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The counter of Patika Luncheonette
The counter of Patika Luncheonette
Patika [Official]
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

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.

Wigginton opened the now-closed downtown coffee art in 2010, and expanded with the brick-and-mortar cafe on South Lamar in 2014.

Seating at Patika Luncheonette
Seating at Patika Luncheonette
Patika Luncheonette [Official]


2159 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 Visit Website

Patika Luncheonette

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