Local Eats: Cafe Icon

 

Owner of Cafe Icon

Cafe���� Icon offers an invitation to slow down and enjoy a meal with the people around you. In a city where counter service and fast food are plentiful, Cafe���� Icon is a gem. Late into the evening after most restaurants have closed or have begun to clean up, Cafe���� Icon’s soft lights glow. The why behind Cafe���� Icon is what makes it true to its name, an Edmond icon.

Owner Patrick Mock is no novice restaurateur. He and his wife Joanna began their venture into food service with their former restaurant, Tropical Cafe����. Decades earlier, Patrick’s first taste of hospitality was on the bustling streets of Hong Kong. His grandparents were the owners of a grocery store and modeled the importance of quality products and exceptional service.

He moved to the United States in 1991 to attend the University of Oklahoma. He soon met his wife and has called Oklahoma home ever since. The couple opened Cafe���� Icon 8 years ago with intention. Patrick says, “We’ve somehow lost the value of connecting around the dinner table. Walk into any restaurant and you’ll find