Mud House

Mud House is one of Charlottesville’s original coffee houses, an endearing institution started by John and Lynelle Lawrence in 1995 on the downtown mall. In 2011, it shed its bright red walls and eclectic furniture for a sophisticated makeover completed by Alexander Nicholson. The new and mature vibe is manifested in an open, airy layout, with exposed beams, a slate color palette and updated bar and seating for devoted customers and the baristas. Today, Mud House has several other locations, but this is the mother ship.