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Mugg & Bean

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50 Sanctuary Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
033 341 9570
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice but noisy

Mugg & Bean is always good value for money. The standard is good and the coffee delicious. What used to be a beautiful place with water features, trees, grass and singing birds outside the restaurant is now built in and features a merry-go-round which is noisy and, to be polite, not very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
MariannedJ2013
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Howick, South Africa
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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My wife and I visited this Mugg n Bean on two occasions, after we were disappointed with the breakfast at our hotel, Hilton and we were serve by Jenny. She was such a pleasant waitress and took orders correctly. Thank you once again Jenny. The food was delicious and well prepared, thanks to the guys from the kitchen. We always... More 

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74 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Mugg and Bean several dozen times over the past two months. Their food is always very good quality with generous portion sizes. Their coffee and other beverages are excellent. Their cakes are baked on the premises and are world class. Whether you live locally or need a good place to eat while traveling, I strongly recommend... More 

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Howick, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Mugg & Bean is always good value for money. The standard is good and the coffee delicious. What used to be a beautiful place with water features, trees, grass and singing birds outside the restaurant is now built in and features a merry-go-round which is noisy and, to be polite, not very pleasant. Because of that I tend not to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Ordered lunch for two people with drinks. Drinks arrived however meals didn't. In the space of an hour, the waitress Jenny came to our table twice, assuring us that our meals were on there way. When we were tired of waiting, she fumbled with the bill and mumbled on about the managers not assisting us... Poor service all round.

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Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Mugg & Bean does it for me! lunch times are good with their veggie pot pie with halloumi and brinjal, etc.. and i totally dig their potato wedges! mmmmmmm...

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

whilst the waitrons are polite and helpful for the most part, I am afraid Mugg & Bean have a long way to go to improve their meals/fare. Everything looks lovely on the menu and one seems spoilt for choice, however once the food arrives unless its a basic breakfast, I am always disappointed. I had a slice of lemon meringue... More 

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Hilton, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Mugg & Bean franchise is worth a visit for that midday cup of coffee and a light meal. Management is visible, service is good.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am not a fan of 'wrap' and sandwich type food, so do not voluntarily go there. Rest of my family seem to like it however.

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KZN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We often frequent Mugg & Beans around the country and this wins the prize. I have seldom been anything else except impressed. They are a very busy outlet yet the staff never make you feel neglected. It is always a treat to be greeted by friendly staff who so obviously work together to ensure that you are served on time.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fast efficient service. Great coffee. Willing to cater to my specific dietary needs.Good selection of reading material. Helpful friendly staff. Free WiFi.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Sanctuary Road, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: 033 341 9570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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