The Goat Coffeehouse, formerly known as the Dancing Goat, is largely immersed in its cultural surroundings. Walking distance from Metropolitan State University, this young business was established August of 2014 and, according to co-owner Ben Hosfield, resides in the old sheriff building off of 7th Street. They get their name from an Ethiopian legend about a goat herder who accidentally discovered a coffee plant. This appeals to many serious coffee drinkers, as it is a story about how coffee came about.
The story is painted on the wall behind the register and has been part of the inspiration for the business. As you walk in the door the ambiance exudes the essence of East St. Paul, a concept the owners, including Hosfield, put much thought into. Great seating includes a delightful patio and high-top café tables on the ground floor, while the upstairs boasts wingback chairs, sofas and end tables; this provides many types of studying situations for students.
Great atmosphere is just one of the countless features this local, independent coffeehouse has to offer Metro State students. They specialize in espresso and coffee drinks served hot, blended, or iced, along with teas and fruit smoothies. Their menu also includes breakfast and lunch with fresh ingredients and affordable prices. Metro students get 10 percent off with their Metro ID.Read The Full Article