Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea- Nashville, TN
Ugly Mugs Coffee & Tea is also an "older" Nashville coffee shop, what I would refer to as "BBP" or "before Barista Parlor". I spent a lot of time here when I lived in the neighborhood and for good reason. They are a straight up cozy coffee shop with a warm staff with rotating local art and the occasional music performance.
When I stopped in on this recent trip to Nashville, my favorite barista still remembered me and asked how I was doing from almost 3 years ago!
I didn't spend a lot of time on photos here as I was late meeting a friend, but I did grab the shot above of their lovely patio.
If you're staying in East Nashville and looking for some coffee and a bagel sandwich after a long night, this is a great place to grab a quick breakfast. Ugly Mugs is open pretty early if you're on your way out of town as well- 6am on weekdays & 7am on weekends.
They also have a few outlets scattered about if you need to recharge. While this may seem not worth a mention, there's shops that have 1 or 2 outlets tops assuming you can find them. If you're trying to use a laptop that's seen better days, this may be necessary for you :) The best seat for an outlet is the booth seat next to the bar, tucked away while still viewing most of the shop. Of course, their patio is also great and dog friendly.
I typically just get a simple latte or a black coffee here but they also offer teas and hot chocolate.