Alpharetta Square finally has a coffee shop of its very own. And in idyllic town square fashion, Mugs on Milton has created the kind of café perfect for cozying up in. They're pretty much percolating with neighborhood charm.We have long been smitten with Alpharetta square. The charming plaza is chock-full of adorable boutiques, antique stops, eateries and bustling businesses. There was just one part of the equation that was missing, though – a coffee shop. That is, until Jenn and Gretchen joined forces to open up Mugs on Milton. And in true, idyllic town-square fashion, they've created the kind of café perfect for cozying up in and brimming with neighborhood charm. Unsurprisingly, the dynamic duo is on a first-name basis with the bulk of their customers, and if they don't know you on-site, odds are with just a visit or two more, you'll be old friends.
And trust us, you'll be a regular in no-time – their rotating list of confections is enough to satiate even the heftiest of sweet tooths. Some are staples though – for instance, Gretchen's famed blueberry muffins. It didn't used to be a standard, but there was such an uprising amongst their regular clientele when they weren't available, that they had to make it so. Also in the mix? Cream-filled, homemade whoopee pies (!), dark and rich brownie bars, tiny and tart key-lime bars – we could go on and on. Just know this, odds are if you're craving it, they've made it. We're big fans of their MOM's Lunch Box – a cardboard case containing everything our own Ma's would want us to have for our mid-day meal: a homemade sandwich (which are invented daily with only the freshest ingredients), a bag of chips, a cookie, and even occasionally a hand-written note. Does it get more darling than this? They may have opened up with the modest ambition of a coffee shop, but what they've actually created is a tiny, darling utopia.
Blueberry Muffin, $2.50
Chocolate Chip Cookie, $1.25
Small Drip Coffee, $1.95
Small Latté, $3.30
MOM's Lunch, $7.95 (half), $9.95 (whole)
Monday - Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.