Our Story

Who We Are

Formerly involved in architectural work and renovation of the Cain’s Coffee Building, Stan Engle has embarked on the renovation of the 1952 Howard Johnson’s restaurant.  The building was gutted and new services added. It will also house a meeting space, coffee (espresso) bar and live music venue. The building was a landmark for Howard Johnson’s which included the hotel to the south and the trademark orange roof and steeple that could be seen on their structures nationwide.

Our Mission

We aim to serve the best coffee and espresso drinks in a unique atmosphere close to downtown Oklahoma City. Our notable neighbors are Lincoln at Central Park Apartments and the historic Lincoln Terrace neighborhood. We are right down the street from the Oklahoma State Capitol complex and the OU Health Science Center. We are very near I-44, I-35 and the Adventure District of Oklahoma City. We hope to be a stop, refuge and place to chat for our neighbors, friends and visitors. We offer free WiFi!


There were reports in 2003, that the inside of the building still had the original furniture and decor. But, a year later, the building was stripped and abandoned of original features. We purchased the Howard Johnson Restaurant in 2016. We have gutted, restored and reinvigorated this icon into a unique space for The Last Drop. 

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TLD bought the Howard Johnson Restaurant.

6/27/16 Roof Repairs

We started off our project by repairing and replacing the roof on this 50-year-old structure.

10/20/16 Renovating the Interior

After replacing the roof, we reinforced, insulated and cleaned up the interior structure.

10/20/16 Exterior Renovation and Clean Up

We worked hard to clean up the grounds and reuse materials to spruce up the exterior to be an inviting place to be.

10/24/16 Mural

We worked with an artist to create a mural on an interior wall. Come by and see the finished product after we open!

10/24/16 Espresso Machine Installation

Our UNIC STELLA espresso machine is installed!

10/25/16 The Last Drop Mug

The Last Drop mugs will be only $10 and will include an espresso drink! Stay tuned for more details about our opening date.

3/16/17 Front Door

We designed these new doors and look forward to you entering them someday!