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Ugly Mug Cafe

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1309 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105-5802
206-547-3219
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice cafe

There are good vegan, vegetarian and healthy options to choose from, and the drinks are very good (not too hot to burn your tongue but still hot). It's quite popular, so it gets crowded sometimes, but overall chill atmosphere. One time, my green tea latte wasn't mixed very well, but other times it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
fourtyfive45
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

There are good vegan, vegetarian and healthy options to choose from, and the drinks are very good (not too hot to burn your tongue but still hot). It's quite popular, so it gets crowded sometimes, but overall chill atmosphere. One time, my green tea latte wasn't mixed very well, but other times it was fine.

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Camas WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

friendly service, lots of tables, good wifi. A good locally owner business to support. lots of quiet students and regulars.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This place was not an obvious place to find, it's in a little alley. You'd have to hear about this place to know about this place. I went with my friends for a warm drink. We found it and the atmosphere inside was great, it felt warm and it was decorated nicely. I ordered the ginger tea, and absolutely loved... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I was there to work a bit on weekend on side project. The place just looks happy and light and bit yellow. The Wi-Fi worked good for me. They had a lot of options for lunch food and liked what I got. Not much for vegans though. I'm not very picky about coffee and it was high to my standards.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here briefly while visiting UW. We are pretty picky when it comes to coffee, and thought it was excellent--hot, perfectly foamy cappuccinos, artistically poured. Croissants and toast were fresh and tasty. The interior was a bit odd and there was a lot of road construction out the front door, which detracted a bit from the experience. Servers were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

My favorite place to eat in U District. Delicious food and drinks, as well as friendly hosts. Very enjoyable !

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The food isn't amazing, but it's not bad by any means. It will do the job. The internet is free, but is not reliable. The coffee... I don't remember, so that says something. HOWEVER - I love the ambiance. It's a really quaint little hole in the wall place. Great place to frequent for that reason. It's cozy.

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Thank MyAngel037
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Like getting ceramic cups for coffee here, although that was a long time ago. Liked the ambiance and the space.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We went here with friends after a wedding and had a great time. We really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2008

OK, whatever. No wireless, slow service, limited menu, cold coffee. Maybe I was there on a bad day, but there are so many other decent coffee houses nearby that I'll probably not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1309 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105-5802
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: 206-547-3219

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?