When the Ugly Mug Coffee House launched in the small town of Richmond in November 2014, it redefined the entire definition of a café. Same location as the previous incarnations, same people walking past, though now there is increased competition. Yet the Ugly Mug Coffee House has become a landmark in the Hawkesbury.
The Ugly Mug Coffee House is the brain child of Hawkesbury Entrepreneur Joe Lee, a local builder who had his beginnings in hospitality, the love of which drove him back to it. From a small coffee shop that employed 4-5 people, Joe has built the beginnings of an empire, now employing over 50 staff. The Ugly Mug Coffee House is now an extremely strong brand, and the name is synonymous with great coffee, exceptional food and happy days!