Known for her innovative restaurant concepts, Martha Hoover (Founder of Won’t Stop Hospitality, Inc.) wanted to expand the Café Patachou concept beyond its current “fast casual” presence in Indianapolis. The self-dubbed “Student Union for Adults,” has been a long-standing resident of Central Indiana, so this new location needed to create an experience that would preserve the integrity of the brand, while also exuding its own unique personality within its new historic home.
When an iconic restaurateur and an iconic building meet, magic happens. Martha Hoover, the force behind dozens of award-winning restaurants, chose the newly transformed Stutz Building as her next canvas to delight customers. She enlisted DELV to design an upscale cafe dripping with hospitality (and personality).
Small Footprint, Big Impact
A destination of its own, designed efficiently within a 3,000 SF footprint.
Strategically-placed banquettes, upholstered in a rich tweed-fabric, flank the edges and center of the space, allowing for a higher volume of guests. Additional exterior seating draws in those looking for a dining experience, contributing to a lively, activated alley.
The Place for Everything
With an array of neighboring coffee and dining options competing for patrons’ attention, Patachou at the Stutz offers a 3-in-1. Whether in need of a quick cup of hot coffee, a private dining experience, or meeting for casual conversation, this space is home to it all.
Having an equally small footprint as the dining room: the kitchen. Creating an airy, exhibition-style workspace gives a peek into the process and helps open up an otherwise tight space. Close collaboration with Zesco allowed for the perfect curated “behind-the-scenes” view for guests.