It’s impossible to feel hemmed in at the Ugly Mug Coffee House. With three spacious dining areas plus tables outdoors but undercover, it’s hard to imagine there would ever be a wait for a table. The vibe is funky casual, and there’s a steady flow of diners – does anyone work on a Friday in Richmond? Scones are on the menu, so you are guaranteed a daily dose. They are huge, and way too large for one serving, especially if you are alone. They present well, but to me, are chewy and bland. These are my first scones of the day and I am hungry, but they just don’t hit the spot. The strawberry jam is more jelly like than chunky fruit, and brings back fond memories XL jam from a can that I used to eat in the 70s. The double thick cream is thick and rich – a nice finish.
Tea: A small range of T2 loose-leaf teas with a few interesting extras served in a small teapot.
Overall: A funky and popular hangout.
Location: 1/223 Windsor St, Richmond NSW 2753 Ph: 02 4578 9795 uglymug.com.au
Reviewed October, 2017