The only thing more important than the coffee, is people.
1886 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN, 37206
Coffee and Tea
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea
1886 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
Come enjoy our comfortable and stylish environment. Whether you are having a business meeting at a table, playing with your kids in the kid corner, or chilling out on the couch catching up with friends, you will love the vibe at Ugly Mugs in East Nashville.
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Come in today, and try out one of our delicious menu items. At Ugly Mugs we strive to use the freshest quality ingredients from local providers, when available.
Buy 10 beverages and receive the next 1 free at Ugly Mugs in East Nashville.
UGLY MUGS COFFEE & TEA
DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE UGLY MUGS MONIKER. THE EYE-CATCHING INTERIOR OF THIS EAST NASHVILLE HANGOUT, WHICH OPENED IN AUGUST 2008, IS ANYTHING BUT UNATTRACTIVE. IN FACT, UGLY MUGS EVEN DELIVERS AN ALMOST NEW YORK CITY INDUSTRIAL-SPACE EDGE, WITH ITS CONCRETE FLOORS, EXPOSED MECHANICALS, SLEEK FURNITURE, AND VERY MASCULINE COLOR SCHEME.
Wife and husband co-owners Courtney and Jarod DeLozier have hit a caffeine-fueled home run with U-Mugs’ inviting space. “We tried to make it feel like a work-home coffee shop,” Jarod DeLozier says.
Slate blue walls allow art of any color to pop, according to Courtney DeLozier. As with many cafes, art is a key theme. Showing as of this writing was the attractively understated photography of Kate Mills. Scheduled for December is the work of Jessica Hill, a local painter.
“We’re getting to the point where we’re screening the artists more when we opened,” DeLozier says. “We’re getting so many more requests.” Understandable, as Ugly Mugs is a very popular relaxation spot. On a recent Thursday mid-morning visit, this writer found the Eastland Avenue coffee house bustling with customers. Jessica McCurley and Laura Baisden say they visit about four times per week. “Jessica comes here to study,” Baisden says. “I come here to get my social fix for the day.”
Ugly Mugs’ space is bathed in natural light, courtesy of glass-dominated garage doors that can be raised to let the breeze inside. Various ceiling fans keep the interior comfortable. “Our whole vision was to create a community place to hang out,” DeLozier says. Consider that vision a success.
Coffee is important. But the only thing more important to us is people. Whether you hang with us, work for us or do business with us, we like you. We are independent, locally owned and operated and located in historic East Nashville. We serve specialty coffee that is roasted right in East Nashville by Drew's Brews, have regular live music and special events, artwork from local artists and provide some of the finest culinary delights from local artisans like Star Bagel Cafe, IveyCake, Dozen Sweet Shop and more!
Whether you are looking for a place to bring your kids, have a business meeting, kick back with a book or catch up with friends, we have the seating and space you are looking for.
At Ugly Mugs we strive to serve the freshest quality ingredients, sourced from local providers when available. We serve all of our breakfast and lunch options until 9pm. Here are only a few examples of what you can find to munch on at Ugly Mugs. There is more! Visit us in the shop for our full menu.
-Breakfast sandwiches served on local Bagel Face bagels, ciabatta bread or wheat toast from Silke's Old World Breads.
-Local granola topped with fresh fruit and milk or yogurt
-Steel cut oats topped with fresh fruit, brown sugar and other toppings
There is more!
Panini Sandwiches like the following:
-"El Pico" - Turkey, roasted red pepper, spinach and a spicy aioli
-"Pearls Before Swine" - Cheddar cheese, bacon and bartlett pear
-Cold sandwich options
-Hummus and chips
-House made Bruschetta served with grilled ciabatta bread
-Assorted fresh baked pastry from Dozen Sweetshop and gluten free cookies and pastries from GFree Bakery.
We, at Ugly Mugs, do everything we can to support the local arts; by providing a place for you to display your art, whether visually, through spoken word, or song.
If you are interested in performing at one of our Saturday music showcases, email our booking manager, Philip Hood, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a link to a detailed website with a bio, photo, and a minimum of three songs. Due to the overwhelming number of submissions, your email will be returned ONLY if we select you as the best match for a specific upcoming bill. Also check out our Venue Profile on Facebook for a complete list of upcoming shows.
If you are interested in displaying your artwork or have any general questions, please email us at email@example.com and provide images or a link to your images.
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“No Frills Coffee” It’s nice to see locally owned coffee shops. The baristas knew their coffee and were friendly and helpful. The large, open floor plan was a nice change from the usual cramped chain coffee spots.
“Atmosphere and Coffee” I spent a lot of time in this coffee shop. East Nashville is the place to be. Quality coffee, enough seating room with some couches for reading/conversation, and quick WiFi. Try anything with the chicory blend of coffee.
“Quirky little bar with a lot of tea's on offer.” When you come from the UK, tea is really important... and these guys have a lot of it! It's a really quirky little cafe with WiFi and a lot of power sockets so you can set up camp for a day of work/procrastination . Relaxed atmosphere. :) Jasmine tea was amaaazing!
“Good place for coffee and a treat” This is a pretty typical, neighborhood coffee shop set in the trendy section of East Nashville. The coffee is good, and the treats are excellent. The decor is pretty typical, spartan with concrete floors, etc. But the experience is very good. It's a great place to meet somebody right after work.
Sarah Clanton Schaffer
Saturday, April 26th 2014 @ 7pm
Saturday, May 3rd 2014
Doors open at 7pm, this show is open to all ages
Saturday, May 10th 2014
Doors open at 7pm, this show is open to all ages