The place where generosity lives

In the early 1990s, Ben Filmalter and his wife Judy discovered a little coffee shop on the South Side in Chicago. It was unique as it prided itself on its spirit of generosity.

With this in mind, Ben and Judy went home and opened the first Mugg & Bean in 1996 at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The seed of generosity sprouted and our history began writing itself

Today you can find us in 200 locations across Africa.

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