In my continuing coverage of Kent’s best kept secrets, Wild Goat Cafe may not be so secret, but it is one of the Kent’s best places to eat. It’s not just the good food and great service, it’s the whole cafe experience. Wild Goat Cafe is a great example of a home grown, locally owned business that understands that customers want more than mass produced franchise food — they want a place that has it’s own sense of style and character, a place that resonates with their values — which is exactly what Wild Goats Cafe has cooked up to perfection.
I’ve been in for breakfast a half dozen times and I’ve been glad I went every time. They do a great job of mixing food selection, quantity and price in an atmosphere that has a feel all of its own.
Wild Goat Cafe was smoke free before smoke free was cool — because that’s just what they believe in, and everything about their business stays true to their beliefs. That’s what makes it a Kent classic.
I’m always out promoting Kent as a place that is different in all the right ways — and Wild Goats Cafe could be Kent’s poster child.
The other thing about Wild Goats is that it’s a genuine cross-over establishment. It’s got something for students, families, visitors and locals featuring a wide selection of dishes including many vegetarian items. If that wasn’t enough, you can’t beat their homemade desserts, smoothies, and cakes.
Wild Goats Cafe is also one of the great success stories of the West River Neighborhod revitalization (see the before and after pictures below). The site is located on West Main Street in Downtown Kent directly across from the newly renovated Kent Library.