Founders Blake and Kathryn Hawkins

Our Story And Name

For over 33 years, our mission has been to create delicious food and provide a great experience for our customers. Blake and Kathryn Hawkins began serving family favorite recipes and new creations as a sidewalk cafe in Ogden Utah in 1988.

Hug-Hes, pronounced Hug-Hess, is a play on Kathryn's maiden name Hughes. When she was younger, her father worked for the FBI. Agents and friends would commonly mispronounce their last name as "Hug-Hes". It quickly became a nickname that stuck. 

When it came time to name the cafe, Hug-Hes was an easy choice!

We love being a part of each community we serve, and are grateful for all of our wonderful customers and friends.