10 Jun '16, 3pm
Iconik Coffee Sante Fe: Do You Know The Way?
The behemoth old roaster adds to Iconik’s very “coffeehouse” vibe. It feels like a throwback to when cafes tried to be that third place, where spaces were more a function of their clientele than hallowed halls of coffee worship. When I visited one early afternoon, for instance, Iconik had a live musical act, a straight-up seven-person bluegrass jam session chock-full of mandolins, banjos, slide guitars, and at least four-part harmonies. Live music isn’t typical to the modern specialty cafe, but it is at Iconik, because that’s the sort of experience their community of customers wants in a coffee shop. “Santa Fe is a small town inhabited by big personalities: artists, writers, actors, Wild West enthusiasts, cowboys and Native Americans, Sikhs and yogis,” stated Dylan Miller, Iconik’s general manager. “We’ve been lucky enough to cultivate a space that has become a meeting pla...