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.