Nomadic Ugly Duck Coffee Makes a Home

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the Rochesteriat

If you are a lover of coffee whether you'd call yourself a connoisseur or not, you've hopefully been following Ugly Duck Coffee on social media to see where they're setup for the day. Until this week, Ugly Duck owners Chris & Rory Van Grol ran the business off of a beautiful mobile coffee bar setting up in various locations throughout the city. They now have a permanent place to call home.

the Rochesteriat

the Rochesteriat

Good news is that people who were also fans of the 1975 Gallery will know exactly where to find Ugly Duck... in 1975's former home at 89 Charlotte Street.

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the Rochesteriat

Rory works with local coffee roasters as well as regional and national, so you'll constantly be able to try something new.

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the Rochesteriat

They also worked with local company Staach to design the space and create the furniture.

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the Rochesteriat

Soft Opening hours are currently Tuesday-Saturday 8am-3pm while they train staff and finish setting up their space, but hours will soon expand.

For more photos and information check out the recent posts by Boomtown Table, Food About Town, and the D&C.

Ugly Duck: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter


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Stefanie is Co-Founder of the Rochesteriat. She used to be a one cup in the morning coffee drinker, but that has changed thanks to all the amazing coffee spots in our city! Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.