We’ve had the chance to visit some pretty cool Harry Potter destinations like the Warner Bros. Studios in London and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida.
Those are must see destinations for Harry Potter fans but there is also something uniquely special about those hole in the wall Harry Potter spots like The Coffee Mugg in Corpus Christi.
Below, I’ll give you an idea of what it’s like visiting The Coffee Mugg, a must-stop destination in Corpus Christi for all Harry Potter fans.
What is The Coffee Mugg?
The Coffee Mugg is a Harry Potter inspired coffee shop located in Corpus Christi. It’s full of memorabilia and references to the Harry Potter movies and books and serves up aptly named drinks and tasty treats.
Opened in 2018, it’s a fun destination for Harry Potter fans of all ages (including those of the non-coffee drinking variety).
Tip: Use the free app WalletFlo to help you travel the world for free by finding the best travel credit cards and promotions!
Where is the Coffee Mugg located?
The Coffee Mugg is located at 1112 Morgan Ave, Corpus Christi, TX 78404 near Downtown Corpus Christi. Look for the Platform 1112 and you’ll know you’re there.
During the week they are open from 6 AM to 2 PM but on the weekends they open from 8 AM to 5 PM. Hours may be subject to change.
Tip: Be sure to go around the side of the building and get a photo below the “I <3 Coffee” sign.
Inside The Coffee Mugg
The Coffee Mugg is a relatively small coffee shop but it is filled to the brim with Harry Potter vibes and energy.
Right off the bat, I could tell this coffee shop meant business with its love for all things Harry Potter based solely on the attention to detail.
Outside, there is a “Platform 1112” address marker and when visiting during Christmas we saw a “Happy Christmas” sign outside, a subtle nod to the English lingo.
It truly is all of the little things that set businesses like this apart from others.
As soon as you walk in you may notice four different seating areas all coordinated to the colors of the four Harry Potter houses: Gryffindor, Raven Claw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.
If you haven’t been sorted by the Sorting Hat yet make sure you take care of that before you visit.
Throughout the coffee shop, you’ll find tons of random Harry Potter memorabilia and much of it has been donated by community members.
In fact, the coffee shop fell on hard times during the outbreak of the pandemic and it had to shut down temporarily.
When the owner returned, the espresso machine was failing until someone stepped up and practically donated an espresso machine to keep things running.
That tells you a lot about the café and what it means to the people in the area.
And all the support comes as no surprise.
In the past, the coffee shop has advertised itself as “a safe place for area children and teens who might be considered homeless or runaways.”
They also partnered with the Children’s Center, a non-profit organization that operates as a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program.
So they’ve been busy doing all they can to offer locals and visitors a slice of Hogwarts but also doing some real good in the community.
As you take a look around the shop, you constantly discover cool new items like this small wand collection on the wall.
One of my favorite items in the coffee shop had to be the Wizard’s Chess board which has chess pieces modeled after the actual pieces in the movie when Ron gets knocked the f*** out on his Knight.
Another really cool piece on the wall is the framed “Always” spectrogram of Snape’s voice – taken from a pivotal moment that defined the entire Harry Potter series.
They also have a collection of random board games that you can pass time with including a trivia set of the Harry Potter movies.
You can find some merchandise like stickers, clothing items, and of course it wouldn’t be the Coffee Mugg without some actual mugs for sale.
Coffee Mugg Menu
You’ve got a lot of options at the Coffee Mugg.
They put a lot of attention to detail in the menu item names like the “No-Maj” for the Americano which references the term for Muggles used in the US according to Fantastic Beasts.
It also looks like they often introduce new items around different seasons so you can probably always expect to find something new. For a closer look as to how many Galleons you’ll be dropping check out the menu here.
If you’re like me and you don’t drink coffee you might want to take a look at the non-coffee items.
As of December 2021, they don’t serve up any teas but you can choose from items like the Basic Witch, Goblin Juice, and Gin Weasley.
I went with the Basic Witch that was basically a non-alcoholic rendition of “butter beer” with cream soda and butterscotch. It tasted like an ultra creamy version of cream soda and if you like butter scotch you will probably love it.
If you’re in the mood for some food, they have cookies, brownies, and muffins, many of which pay tribute to Harry Potter in some way. The cookies and brownies looked pretty big and tasty so make sure you have plans to work those calories off… perhaps with some afternoon quidditch?
The woman working the coffee shop was extremely friendly and helped to create a nice atmosphere inside the cafe. It’s pretty evident that the venue places high value on creating good vibes which I really appreciated.
The Coffee Mugg is a very well done Harry Potter inspired coffee shop. Not only is it a great idea in theory but it’s actually well executed.
It’s obvious that The Coffee Mugg has a lot of support from the local community and that does not surprise me with the attention to detail that the place offers to guests and everything they’ve helped the community with in the past.
For anyone remotely interested in Harry Potter I would say this is a must stop in Corpus Christi!
Daniel Gillaspia is the Founder of UponArriving.com and creator of the credit card app, WalletFlo. He is a former attorney turned full-time credit card rewards/travel expert and has earned and redeemed millions of miles to travel the globe. Since 2014, his content has been featured in major publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, CNBC, US News, and Business Insider. Find his full bio here.