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Mean Mug Coffeehouse

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114 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1134
+1 423-825-4206
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mc Donald, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw them on Cheap Eats and wanted to try the apple butter cinnamon roll. It was all that!!! The other pastries look delish.

Thank Rguffey
Hiram, GA
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I was in Chattanooga, I tried the banana-Nutella muffin, blueberry-cream cheese muffin, apple butter cinnamon role, and apple fritter bread. Each of these items was moist and freshly made, which was obvious by the quality of the items. I also really enjoyed their chai latte. The coffee smelled nice, but I'm more of a tea guy. I am hard-pressed... More 

Thank Seth T
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We heard the Mean Mug had great coffee and wonderful cinnamon rolls. We were not disappointed. They were out of the cinnamon rolls when we arrived but 15 minutes later, hot out of the oven. Light and airy but the apple butter made them awesome. We couldn’t leave without taking some home with us. If you are in the mood... More 

Thank brianmcgranahan
Fleischmanns, New York
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Nice coffee and a friendly group of staff. Food isn't expensive, and the atmosphere is fun. Will go back soon!

Thank Peg D
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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210 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited Mean Mug Coffeehouse for the first time on a recent Saturday afternoon. We were downtown and it was too early for dinner so we stopped in for warm drinks on a freezing cold day. It is located on Main street, south of Market street, in the bustling Southside area of downtown Chattanooga. There is free... More 

Thank GoVols79
Matt L, Owner at Mean Mug Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for the thoughtful review. We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your good experience! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! Matt More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Just a pitstop on our trip. Friendly staff, chill atmosphere, yummy coffee/tea, and delicious panini. Will definitely go again if I am back in Chattanooga!

Thank KFletch3690
Chickamauga, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast Saturday a bit after 8:00. It was crowded, but not awful. The line allowed us time to look at the menu and the goodies in the case. We ordered a scone and a pumpkin sweet roll, and one cup of coffee. The friendly girl asked if we wanted them heated. I asked if she thought they... More 

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meanmuggette, Owner at Mean Mug Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Hey, We're sorry you had a bad experience. I was out of the shop that day but I've spoken to the manager on duty and staff that were all working that day. I have addressed the glove issue and can say it's absolutely unacceptable and very unusual for the staff to work without them. I reminded them to make sure... More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We sat out on the patio with our dog and my husband and I split the Bat (a bacon, egg, avocado sandwich) and the prosciutto biscuit. The food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. It’s a coffeehouse atmosphere, so not the typical type of place I would spend a significant amount of time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank gnGracie
meanmuggette, Owner at Mean Mug Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We love hearing what our guests enjoyed the most about their visit and we hope to see you again. Sincerely, Monica Smith More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

They have a tasty menu! My husband had a breakfast homemade biscuit with apple bacon and eggs. I had a veggie bowl with grits, sautéed vegetables and a soft boiled egg. Wonderful!

Thank CumberlandQueen
meanmuggette, Owner at Mean Mug Coffeehouse, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review. Sincerely, Monica Smith More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday, late morning time. The space is long but narrow, and was crowded. It was difficult to figure out who was in line to order and who was waiting for drinks. Once we placed our order - 2 mochas and a chocolate milk, we were told there would be a little bit of a wait.... More 

Thank Beachlubber64
meanmuggette, Owner at Mean Mug Coffeehouse, responded to this review

Hello, Saturday mornings are our busiest day and time of the week and at times we are full with many people standing waiting for their to go orders. We have added a second register with signs and arrows to help with any long wait times and confusion as to where to order. I'm very sorry you had a long wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1134
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-825-4206
Locally owned and operated coffeehouse located in the heart of the Southside. We specialize in made from scratch pastries, breakfast and lunch served all day. We offer a selection of loose leaf teas and a custom espresso and house specialty drink menu. We serve locally sourced and roasted Velo coffee along with regionally sourced roasters.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?