More than Generous portions – Mugg and Bean

Mugg & Bean which started in September 1996, by Ben & Judi Filmalter, with its first restaurant in the Cape Town V&A Waterfront has grown in leaps and bounds with stores across South Africa (as well as International franchises).

It’s tagline of “giving you more and more” is definitely 110% true with portion sizes being on the overly generous side, bottomless cups of coffee and giant muffins that just have to be shared! And all of this has made for a winning combination and a name brand that people have grown to trust and love.

So when meeting up with Mom’s lifelong friend who was visiting family in Cape Town (and by lifelong – I mean over 40years of friendship and contact) – and with only a 2hours before she had to dash off to the airport, we met up at Mugg & Bean in Tygervalley centre (Shop 581C, Tygervalley Shop, Durban Rd, Bellville +27 21 914 4143).

Bottomless coffee followed by perusing the menu for Breakfast choices was on the cards (all the while gabbing away to accumulate as much of a catch up as possible.)

Aunty L had the omelette ( R24.90) with tomato, mozzarella cheese and onion (+R4.90 for tomato and onion plus +R11.50 for the cheese):

While mom opted for a scone – served warm with chunky strawberry preserve and whipped cream (R22.50) – and let it be known that the plate shown below is a dinner plate size… so work out how BIG the scone was!

and I had the Creamy mushroom and cheese stack   – a rich creamy blend of brown and white mushrooms on toasted ciabatta with rocket, pecorino shavings and hint of garlic (R58.90) – so generous was the portion, that I couldn’t even see my slices of ciabatta until I was halfway through all those mushrooms!

Would I go back? Mugg & Bean is an institution in SA, offering everyone the opportunity to get out of the house and have a great meal out without breaking the bank. Found in all shopping centres, it is a great place to stop, relax and recharge while enjoying your retail therapy – so yes… if you haven’t already… visit your local Mugg & Bean! But remember – portion sizes are generous, so consider sharing 🙂

Mugg & Bean

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Telephone: +27 860 672326


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