An offshoot of the very good South Lamar coffee shop Patika, Patika Luncheonette is tucked away on the ground floor of the 100 Congress building (it’s kind of a secret spot, hiding behind the elevator bank). Only open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm, it’s a small space with only five tiny tables and some counter seating. The draw here is the excellent coffee. If you realize you’ve forgotten to eat today and don’t have any time before your next meeting, know that the breakfast tacos, sandwiches, and salads are also good. It’s a decent place to get work done or have a meeting – even with a constant stream of office workers popping in – with good wifi but not a lot of outlets.
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Whole Foods Market
The Whole Foods flagship store is still one of the most dependable places to pick up lunch in the entire city.
Qi is a Chinese restaurant downtown with a farm-to-table approach and a large dim sum menu.
Royal Blue Grocery
Royal Blue is a grocery/bodega/deli with a few locations. We like the downtown location best for lunch.
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The downtown location of Epoch Coffee is a modern experience – all glass, concrete, and blonde wood.
The coffee shop Houndstooth in downtown in the base of the Frost Bank Tower serves some of the best coffee in town.
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This Merit Coffee location in the Seaholm district is a great place to meet up with people or get some work done downtown.
The downtown location of Caffe Medici in the Austonian is very modern-looking, and the coffee is excellent.
Halcyon Coffee, Bar & Lounge
Halcyon is an all-day cafe downtown that opened in 2002 before the term “all-day cafe” even existed.
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