In the early 1990s, Ben Filmalter and his wife Judi were in Chicago when they discovered a little coffee shop on the South Side. Its remarkably friendly and generous feel drew the couple to lingering on to take in its atmosphere.
When they returned, the seed of a generous coffee shop and restaurant concept, planted in Chicago, began to take shape. Finding the right launch location was next and once that was decided, Mugg & Bean was born in 1996 at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
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