About Us

Mugg & Bean is more than just a coffee shop; it’s a place where customers become regulars and regulars become friends. We are your home away from home, where you always get more and more.

Have a look at our menu to find a wide selection of familiar favourites as well as the latest food innovations and seasonal meals. We offer delicious all-day breakfast and brunch, hearty lunch and dinner options, and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Our coffee is a labour of love. All our single origin coffee beans and international blends are sourced from the top coffee producing regions from around the world. Then our professionally trained baristas pour the perfect cup, just for you. Whether you love a reliable and robust black coffee or a creamy and velvety cappuccino, we’ve got the coffee creation for you. Want more? Order your coffee or cold drink in Bottomless and stay a while longer.

When it comes to decadent treats, we’ve been baking our cakes, cookies, muffins and croissants from scratch in our restaurants since day one.

At Mugg & Bean you’ll always enjoy the taste of more and more.


The Mugg & Bean story is truly a global one. It all started in the early '90s when Ben Filmalter and his wife Judi travelled to Chicago. There they discovered a unique little coffee shop that prided itself on its spirit of generosity.

Inspired by this, Ben came back home and opened the first Mugg & Bean in 1996 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. Since then, we’ve embodied this spirit of generosity with our more-than-enough portions, Bottomless coffees, and gigantic slices of freshly baked cakes.

The seed of generosity sprouted and has continued to grow for more than 20 years now, first in South Africa, then Kenya, Botswana, the United Arab Emirates, and now Namibia.

There are 6 Mugg & Bean restaurants nationwide, with many more across the globe.

Mugg & Bean is the place where you are always welcome, where you always get more and more.