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Ugly Mug Cafe

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University District
American, Coffee Shop, Vegetarian, Diner
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1309 NE 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98105-5802
206-547-3219
Today
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
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Warm looking, very good food and coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2014
Raimond S
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Tallinn, Estonia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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Taipei, Taiwan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

way better coffeehouses in u district than this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

Good raspberry scones

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?