Memphians who prefer to buy local now have a new spot to grab a cup of joe. Ugly Mug Coffee
is soon to open at the corner of Poplar and Perkins Extended, in the space formerly inhabited by the Poplar Perk’n coffee shop.
The café will have a soft opening on Monday, December 1st, with a grand opening to follow at a later date.
After Poplar Perk’n closed at the end of October, Ugly Mug’s owners did a quick renovation, replacing the former coffee shop’s cozy couches and minimalist design with a sharper, industrial-inspired interior. They have increased the amount of floor space and seating available in the small, free-standing building, creating more room for tables and an additional row of window seats. The exterior features a modern-looking blue and black marquee that reads “Ugly Mug Coffee,” and the shop will offer drive-through service for commuters in need of a caffeine kick.
The cafe will serve cups of Ugly Mug’s locally roasted coffee as well as espresso drinks and a selection of breakfast and lunch items. La Baguette has created a custom cake for the shop using Ugly Mug’s signature Buttermoon flavor.
The café’s hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.