Ortus Café & Gallery is the combined vision of Rob and his son Edward Hammatt. 

Rob, after a career in corporate finance, wanted a small business.  A lover of art and business, he purchased a commercial property in downtown Abilene Kansas and used the space to create two apartments and a boutique shop with local art and regional souvenirs.

Edward, was working as a Chef in New Orleans and wanted his own café.  His vision was filled in the same property.  "With this café, I wanted to serve food that was different, made fresh and challenged me to be creative as a chef. Our crepe and specialty coffee menu allows me to bring a unique culinary experience to Abilene."  Edward Hammatt