We started in 2010 out of a little kart in downtown Austin. We've loved being a part of Austin, a part of Austin’s coffee community, and a part of Austin’s food scene.
We get asked what “Patika” means a lot.
We took it from the Turkish, for "footpath" (or alley).
The first coffee houses in the world were in Istanbul, and their popularity as gathering places got them outlawed for fear of too much free thought and resistance to the sultan. To survive, they relocated to spots a bit more hidden: in the alleys and footpaths of the city.
We found our cozy nook on South Lamar, reviving a 1940's building with the help of designer Gerardo Ayala (Ayala Design) and architect Elizabeth Baird, to preserve the original Arkansas flagstone walls, imbuing a mid-century soul.
We're one block south of Oltorf, on the southeast corner of South Lamar at Kinney (just down and across from Black Sheep Lodge).
We're in the lobby of 100 Congress, behind the elevator bank, open to the public Monday-Friday.
Feel free to email us at hi (at) patikacoffee.com