Ugly Mug Cafe
1458 W. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, Illinois 60642
(312) 666-7707

Mon – Fri: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm



The Ugly Mug Café has been a 10-year dream of Mikky Wright to bring a community-driven coffee shop to West Town. After moving from Seattle to Wicker Park in 1997, Mikky lamented on the lack of cafes in the neighborhood. After owning and operating a few local businesses such as the Alliance Bakery and the Wicker Park Inn, he decided to bring his vision to life and create a vibrant, neighborhood-accessible shop. Sticking to the independent nature of West Town, Mikky created a coffee shop from the ground-up by using local vendors and hiring a strong and friendly staff dedicated to the mission that the Ugly Mug should be open to everyone whether you’re here for a coffee, a sandwich, or just to stop by and say “howdy”.

Photo by Anne Petersen.

The VelociWraptor at Baconfest Chicago 2014

Ugly Mug Cafe