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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