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Ugly Mug of Ypsilanti

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317 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2402
+1 734-484-4684
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
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Milan, Michigan
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK, this place is not fancy. Really not fancy. But I enjoyed the most fantastic Goat Cheese BLT bagel sandwich (no tomato). It was fantastic! Highly recommended.

Thank Sdare
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

So, here's the deal: This place has one of those HUGE, old fashioned coffee brewers that I never knew even existed anymore in this day and age. And you can taste the difference. They locally source their Guernsey dairy products, they are super artsy but very comfortable, I cannot say enough good about this place. But the machines they use... More 

Thank Maya B
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The coffee is great and the atmosphere is relaxed, dim and laid back. One can sit on a couch and visit with friends or take advantage of the wifi for hours. What a coffee house should be.

Thank LJo-12
Loveland, Colorado
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225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Great little find in Ypsilanti! I love supporting local coffee shops, and found this one near downtown and campus area, while in town for a work meeting. Baristas are very friendly and deliver a beautiful latte. It was a rainy, cool day, and this was definitely a great addition. Lots of bakery items, including vegan selections (very pleased to see),... More 

Thank Jodi R
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Went there first in the winter and it is the cutest creative wonderfully weird café I have ever been to! definitely THE place to go for a coffee in the freezing Michigan wintertime.

Thank Meret F
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

They do an outstanding job making lattes. It is great to find an independent coffee shop today. I stop in every time I am in the Ypsi area in the morning.

Thank mgoblue81
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

For a cute little place it just felt a bit too pretentious. Decent coffee, ok prices. Not an optimal location - maybe that's what felt off. Friendly staff though!

Thank ellewlw
Toronto, Canada
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1,425 reviews
684 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

There are not many good coffee places these days, and again the style of the place may not be for you... it's more college age patrons, but the quality is undeniable. If you don't like how it looks inside... it doesn't work for me either, just grab the coffee to go. They make a great Cortado I think it's called...... More 

Thank James A
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257 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

I might not be the target audience for this coffee shop, so my expectations might be different than their typical customer. I found the cafe to be dark, rundown and cluttered. The hot chocolate I had seemed watered down. On the other hand, the yogurt lemon cookie baked at a restaurant down the street was awesome. If you are a... More 

Thank MichiganTravelwriter
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

The Milky Way Latte is my favorite. Carmel is often too sweet but the flavor of this latte is very balanced. They made a ginger mocha that was marvelous and they made the ginger syrup themselves. The baked goods are beautiful and their appearance alone is worlds above any other cafe. Skip the chains and enjoy the eclectic art.

Thank LearningToBe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-484-4684

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