Everyone knows about The Laughing Goat on the east end of Pearl Street and college students frequent the Goat on the CU campus. But now, there’s a new member to the Goat family. The Baby Goat, also known as The Goat at the Garage, is adjacent to the Green Garage on the corner of 55th and Pearl. Those of us in the neighborhood, or waiting on car work at the Garage, couldn’t be happier. Or more caffeinated.
Along with the many tables inside, the Goat folk have built out a nice front patio, complete with benches and a swing. Sturdy wooden partitions give the area a sense of space and the owners can be complimented on creating something relaxing out of a difficult location. It’s easy to ooze ambience on Pearl Street but a little harder in a light industrial setting. The Goat has a bike rack on the way and features lots of parking for cars. You can almost forget that a post office is right next door. Almost.
The coffee, roasted by the Kaladi Brothers of Denver, is just as delicious at this location as the Goat downtown, the baristas just as helpful and the gluten free pastries just as plentiful. At this Goat though, you don’t have to worry about fighting anyone to get a table.
The coffee shop has only been open since the beginning of summer so plans for nighttime entertainment are still in the works. While there are definite challenges to being located in East Boulder, the close proximity to the bike path and Valmont Bike Park make The Baby Goat most welcome in the growing scene out east. All the people drinking beer at all those microbreweries within a one-mile radius of the coffee shop are going to need to pep up if they want to keep drinking beer at all those microbreweries.