Posted on 09 / 19 / 2007
The Goat is a Kingston staple. Very chill atmosphere, very diverse clientele. The food is all good, the desserts in particular are incredible - expensive but worth it once in a while.
It's more of a cafe than a restaurant, with little tables crammed everywhere. There are a few nice booths though if you're lucky enough to snag one. The artwork on the walls changes regularly to showcase local talent which is really cool.
I don't find it's that great a place to go to for a sit-down meal, but it's perfect if you want to pop in and pick up some delicious food to eat while walking downtown. They have a lot of premade stuff like a mushroom-cheese pastry thing I used to get all the time.
I find it kind of bizarre that they are almost completely vegetarian but not quite. So in a way I'm not really sure it should even be listed here, much as I love the place. That, the fact that they accept cash only, and that it's often impossible to get a table because it's so popular, are the only real downsides.
Cool vibe, Great desserts, Good food
Not completely vegetarian, Hard to get a table, Cash only