The coffee shop at the corner of Wilbrod and Friel has rung in the New Year with an on-trend make over and brand new lease on life thanks to the arrival Happy Goat. A local Ottawa business committed to fair trade practices they source from small-crop farmers in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. The focus on small scale farmers supports ecological diversity in the crops as well as providing a truly varied selection for the artisan roaster – I’m particularly excited by their Ethiopian beans as it was this east-African country where I had my best cup. Their website includes the Legend of the Goat or how Ethiopian Kaldi discovered coffee is a nice touch.
This location is jump-starting its opening while the finishing renovations and installations are in progress.
On opening day seating had yet to arrive (note: the latter is expected today). And, for the moment coffee, tea and beans are the only items on offer. However, as per the Laurel St location, here too the menu will include fresh baked goods, food, a sandwich bar and varied treats once the kitchen equipment is connected.
Alongside international coffee expertise Happy Goat brings commitment to community as illustrated by their integration in the fabric of the Wellington West community. We are overjoyed not only to have a local, local, coffeeshop but also to add a new vibrant member to our urban landscape.
Support Local and drink coffee – Welcome Happy Goat!
Happy Goat Coffee – Sandy Hill
317 Wilbrod St. (corner Friel)
7:30am – 8pm