Our Story

Established in 2011 by Matt Lewis and Monica Smith, Mean Mug Coffeehouse is a locally owned and operated restaurant and coffee bar located in the historic Southside of Chattanooga. We serve locally roasted Velo coffee and a variety of delicious and homemade culinary delights. We’re passionate about coffee and food and take pride in providing a unique experience and comfortable atmosphere. Our artisan pastries are made in house and include bagels, muffins, biscotti, coffee cake, and more. In addition to our baked goods and daily specials we offer a full menu of breakfast and lunch items ranging from homemade yogurt and granola to savory Panini sandwiches.