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Ugly Mug Cafe and Emporium

1290 Kings Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1E2, Canada
+1 902-270-8459
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“soup” (4 reviews)
“london fog” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups
1290 Kings Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 1E2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this place great staff and service also check out the day olds I can't resist Thanks Uncle Leo

Thank brentfifield
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very nice cafe with fair trade values. They are a very good option for lunch, the food is good and fresh, it doesn't look processed like in a big chain. It's a good local restaurant with great values, I like!

Thank Mathieu R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a great place to stop for a quick bite to eat. Very friendly staff, a homey atmosphere. Always a selection of coffees on hand as I like flavored coffee, they have it! Great homemade soups and biscuits and sweets. Lunch specials are always...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Everytime I visit Sydney, this is my go to place for coffee. It has a nice, welcoming feel to it and I can't leave without getting a cinnamon roll. I'm a big fan of the Ugly Mug and look forward to it everytime I go...More

Thank chiasson100
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in yesterday for a café mocha. Service was typical East Coast flavour with chatty staff who wanted to ensure I had the best visit to the area and offered some suggestions of places to check out. Great independent coffee shop that is highly recommended.

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Clean, super friendly and always fresh food and coffee. The coffee is the best I have ever had. I really enjoy the Emporium as well. I run in to people all the time who compliment my clothes and I always say, "I shop at the...More

Thank Clara H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Best Chai Tea Latte!! Scones are great too! Haven't really tried much else because I don't really feel comfortable sitting in the location. Doesn't have the atmosphere of a cozy coffee shop.

Thank lisacarew012
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

During my business trip in Sydney I stopped there for lunch. First disappointment not a large selection of sandwiches. Only BLT and they are made outside. For a vegetarian like me it's a shame. But they had that great vegetables soup and I adda scone...More

Thank Christian G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I absolutely love this cafe. All food is homemade and absolutely delicious. One of my ultimate favourites is their morning glory muffins. Well worth the money - if you pre-order you get them cheaper. Also they make a variety of latttes- London fog being my...More

Thank Baygirl74_13
Reviewed 27 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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