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The Ugly Mug Cafe

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4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2125
+1 831-477-1341
06:30 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 05:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 19:00
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Goleta, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Walk in and you feel like Norm from cheers. Great way to start the day. Coffee was solid and the food was very good, especially the breakfast burritos. I had pepper and eggs.

Thank Irontak
Soquel, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Small and intimate coffee house with breakfast pastries and also ice cream. Lots of coffee drink options. Local artist featured on the walls

Thank limcandr
Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this place! People are real - not yelling HELLO at you the minute you walk in, but letting you just have your space until you are ready to order. Staff is quick and friendly, not gossiping about others, but actually doing their job & being kind to each other & customers while they prepare your order...what a concept!... More 

Thank nicolegall
Corralitos, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Admittedly, Soquel is a pretty small town, but still, these guys rock the Thai food. And the sushi, but only at dinner time. Decent wine list, great service. A challenge to get in the parking lot, but a nice ambience, especially considering its location! But htey work hard and they do a good job. Really nice people, too. We've been... More 

Thank dlking2015
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The atmosphere is very nice and lovely people hang out there all the time. They have a variety of breakfast items, also vegan. They also have an open mic every monday where people go and play music. Very nice place to hang out.

Thank Doyamoyi
Watsonville, CA
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211 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Good coffee, pastries, wifi and a band of locals hanging out. Parking is a bit of a problem, but most folks are locals who walk there.

Thank meade13
San Marcos, California
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2012

We stopped in this place while shopping in the surrounding antique stores in the area. The coffee was very good, but the place was run down and dirty -- sticky tables, stuffing falling out of the couch, sticky floor.

Thank M M
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We popped in here to sober up a bit before heading home from our wine tasting adventure. Just perfect for such a need! Brewed coffees were very good, and my sister got an iced caramel latte which was quite good. Definitely a hippie vibe; reminds me of the Roast N Toast in Petoskey, MI. Since we're not California locals, we... More 

Thank kady_elle
San Luis Obispo, CA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

The Ugly Mug provides a friendly Santa Cruz experience. Staff is always friendly, setting is comfortable, plenty of parking with a public parking lot right behind it. They make the best Mexican Mocha! It's my favorite coffee stop in Santa Cruz area, a must stop any time I return for a home town visit.

Thank DeFitz

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
05:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-477-1341

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