Update: Patika Coffee will officially open to the public Friday. Patika will be open daily at 7 a.m. and will close at 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. on Sunday.
“When we opened the Patika kart in 2010, we had no idea if we’d eventually want to do a brick and mortar. But we quickly realized that the kart was a place where people could build friendships and, even in a small space, feel a sense of community; we knew we wanted more of that,” Patika co-owner Andy Wigginton said. “This space on South Lamar is the perfect neighborhood for us, as the people and community here are engaged, proud, and supportive of local businesses. We love that they’re genuinely interested in being involved in the community and respond to places that seek to integrate into the neighborhood. We are excited to be part of it.”
Popular downtown coffee truck, Patika Coffee, will open later this month at 2159 S. Lamar Blvd. in an old building previously inhabited by Liberty Tax Services.
The cafe will be open daily (with concrete hours to come) and serve coffee from multiple roasters, along with beer and wine. During morning hours they will serve a rotating roster of sweet and savory pastries, with evening service featuring snacks like cheese and charcuterie plates.
The cafe features exposed brick details from the original building, with a modern, eclectic design. Patika will also have a back patio and a few seats out front.
Andy Wigginton opened Patika in 2010 at Congress Avenue and Second Street. The trailer moved to 116 W. Fourth St. in 2012 to make way for construction of the Marriott. The trailer will remain in operation at that location.
I’ll have more details when Patika sets its opening date.