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Ugly Mug Cafe and Emporium

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Canadian
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1290 Kings Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1E2, Canada
+1 902-270-8459
07:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Excellent, freshly brewed coffee, great staff and very clean. The food is made fresh every day on site, just like home. A must stop.

Thank Clara H
Peterborough, Canada
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were at the Ugly Mug for a quick visit with family and this place did the trick. Comfortable and cozy with only a small seating area but more places to sit in the "hallway" area. The cafe mocha is the best I have tasted. The staff were very friendly. The only thing is it was so very hot and... More 

Thank 143Cathy
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I love the feel and atmosphere of this coffee shop. The coffee offerings are varied and always fresh.....the treats are divine! Just discover key lime pie yesterday....OMG!! The service here is very friendly and it's a nice place just to sit with folks and chat and enjoy the goodies!!

Thank Irene C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Met a friend for a morning tea. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. I'll be back. Great selection of teas and coffees.

Thank DolFan44
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I have lived here for 2 years and tried all 3 high end coffee shops(Ugly Mug; Dr Luke's; Wentworth Perk) and the Ugly Mug is the best one by far. The friendliest staff you will ever meet and great food to match. Once you try it, you will keep coming back for more!

1 Thank Moe G
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Had cinnamon buns, bagel, square and the best rocky road dessert ever. Great London fog and pray lemonade. Was a great stop with local owners and was so friendly

1 Thank Robyn M
Sydney, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Different seating arrangements to suit every preference, fireplace and great atmosphere. Great selection of hot and cold bevvies and DELICIOUS treats. Loyalty cards to keep you coming back...what else could you want? ...how about an awesome little boutique with great gift ideas! Love this little place - it's quite unique and a great escape during the day... Speaking of which....Did... More 

1 Thank Melanie E
Sydney, Canada
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

I take myself & my grand daughter for dentist visits to a clinic within the same bldg as this business. It has become a highlight of our dental excursion....hot chocolate & brownie for her.....latte for me! Great service, lovely family atmosphere....cool add on gift shop.....awesome local family business - kudos all round ❤️

1 Thank chronicbon
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I've made a few trips there over the last few weeks.. Amazing food! I always get a London fog latte and morning glory Muffin- but recently tried different pasta salads, chicken soup, and cranberry scones. DELISH!!

1 Thank Baygirl74_13
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Good coffee and baked goods, friendly staff, light sandwiches, soup nice place to hang out. Small gift shop with some interesting items included

1 Thank jogginsboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Kings Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1E2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-270-8459

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?