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“Yummy coffee, but don't expect to be greeted with a smile!”

Laughing Goat Coffee House
Ranked #6 of 19 Coffee & Tea in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Yummy coffee, but don't expect to be greeted with a smile!”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

I have been here a few times, and must say that with all of this place's charms...there is something consistently disappointing about the quality of service.

That said, here are some of the things I like about this place: It is is locally owned, and is in a nice location. The coffee drinks are good, and I am happy with the herbal tea selection. The baristas create beautiful art in the foam of a cappuccino. It is large, and usually full of people on wi fi. I like the lay-out, and aesthetic of the place in general. I also appreciate that they support local musicians. They also use a paperless payment method, where you can have your receipt texted or emailed instead of printed.

What I don't like about it is the quality of service when ordering. The management and staff seem cold when taking an order, and I have never received a warm and genuine smile. It is actually amusing how pretentious the service can be. I think the "vibe" there can be a little odd, so perhaps it creates a steely exterior for the counter folks? Who knows? In any case, the service needs improvement.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Boulder
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Favorite coffee spot in Boulder”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Living in Boulder, I've been to most of the coffee shops... for food, coffee, meetings, etc. By far, the Goat is my favorite. Great coffee (unlike the big chains), food, and environment. Perfect for meeting friends/business associates or hanging out with your laptop. Comfortable tables, good lighting, not too loud, and sometimes great acoustic music in the back to add to the ambiance.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MasColorado
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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“fun place and great staff”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I would go back in a second but it was hard for the vegan in the party to get a good meal... for everyone else is fast, fun and good

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Espresso in Boulder”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

I always make a point of visiting the Laughing Goat on my semiannual trips to Boulder. The espresso-based drinks are fantastic and the service is courteous and efficient. I like the fact that it is a bit off the beaten path but still downtown and convenient to everything. Highly recommended!

Visited June 2012
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Thank WestEndTraveler15
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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Early Morning Espresso in Town”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Laughing Goat has a great coffee house feel, wooden tables and chairs, lots of space, and live music at night. It's a wonderful hangout morning or night. But for me, the stand out feature is their wonderful espresso coupled with their lively (but not loud!) atmosphere in the morning: perfect for a day of "working from home." I love this place.

  • Visited March 2012
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