"When it’s fresh, coffee has up to 900 flavor compounds. Have you been missing out? We all too often taste only a small percentage of what certain coffees can offer when it’s less than it can be.
At Laughing Goat, they know how to do it right, and have achieved excellence, nailing it with every cup. The coffee is not only fine-tuned, it’s a full body and soul experience. You’ll feel your IQ (indulgence quotient) hitting a high.
Each sip, down to the last one, offers a symphony of pure notes. Like fine wine, it’s easy to drink, but you’ll want to savor it slowly. You’ll feel your mental focus sharpen and your mood lighten.
The café is inviting and tastefully decorated. The atmosphere is one of high energy and lends itself well to engaging conversations."
"The Laughing Goat has emerged triumphant from the ashes of gentrification to provide a primary community space. Victory! Within days of its opening it was hosting local and international music, regular dramatic performances, the Monday open-mic poetry readings and many other eclectic events. Victory for the People! It is a great privilege to hang this show upon the Goat’s golden walls."
"I must have played in every venue that sprung up in Boulder since 1995. From Penny Lane to the Oasis to the Fox, there have always been great venues and lasting memories. One type of room, however, never seemed to catch on: a 7-night a week music venue with an equal focus on performing and listening. It's in these rooms that great musicians can introduce new sounds and ideas to the world (without the pressure of selling tickets or drinks!) and an audience arrives anticipating an intellectual event that deserves their attention. Ladies and Genleman, introducing the Laughing Goat Coffeehouse.
When he opened the LG, Johnny Jenkins did a wonderful service for musicians and music fans in Boulder. I can't say how happy I am to have the opportunity to perform on Pearl Street in a concert settting when I visit town. It's the closest thing to the buzzing Brooklyn creative music scene that I now call home. Thank you Johnny, and long live the Goat!!"
"Enough good things cannot be said about The Laughing Goat. In short order it established itself as a center for art, music, poetry, films, conversation and great coffee. The baristas? An outstanding and amiable crew. They're multi-lingual. You're likely to hear Canadian, Australian, even New Zealandish in addition of course to impeccable English. The intellectual and cultural atmosphere is awesome-to use an adjective rarely heard in Boulder. I have also seen, hard to believe, boys and girls, boys and boys and girls and girls exchanging glances. Amazing that should happen.
Except for the Lawrence Welk, Kenny G and Barry Manilow music constantly blasting in the background and that obnoxious, opinionated Barsamian guy -who does he think he is anyway?- the Goat's the place to be and be seen."
"It would be enough if they only had the best coffee in town (Kaladi Brothers) and made the most authentic cappuccino around. I'd be hooked anyway. But this is also the place to find great baristas, who are as enthusiastic about their customers as they are about the coffee they make.
It is The East Pearl neighborhood spot, where regulars greet each other and newcomers are welcomed by an array of coffee, pastries (gluten free too!), soup, and a European coffee shop vibe. The front is sunny and inviting--a fantastic place to read or hang out with friends; and the back is a quiet retreat, great for getting work done.
The Goat is a landmark in Boulder and--for a lot of us--it's a communal living room."