Happy Goat Coffee Co. (Rideau/Cumberland)

229 Rideau St, Ottawa
(613) 680-2880

Recent Reviews

Patrice Lavoie

That stretch of Rideau street is not pleasant, and I always hurry and dismiss that goat coffee place. This time I had to go to the toilet so I entered. In an instant I felt calm and happy. The place is airy, with a simple, relaxing to the eye color scheme black, wood and white. Patrons seemed to enjoy their time, even the students finishing their homework. The vibe was friendlier than at my Starbucks. The decaf Americano and the baristas were nice. The large windows so well cleaned. Flowers along the ledge. A relaxing oasis in this sad neighbourhood.

Dylan McGuire

Best coffee in Ottawa. Whether you are getting a cappuccino or their locally roasted beans to take home. Service is always friendly and efficient, so it is a good place to grab a coffee to go if you are in a hurry but it also has plenty of places to sit and outlets to plug in whatever tech you have.

Elementt4life .

Great food, service and vibe! Definitely will be coming back! 😎👌

Remi Boulanger

Amazing place to go work on projects or to study. The place really feels like home, with confortable seating in various forms, for every tastes, and many electrical outlets to plug in your computer. The barristas were great and friendly, the Chai Latte I had was good, and they seem to have a variety of things to munch on as well. Much better environment than the Tim across the street.

Grace Cowie

Very cozy, clean and open. Yes, it's a little expensive but the atmosphere makes up for it. Good place to study, work or hang out if you have some hours to kill.

Analú Moreno

The coffe is really good here! I loved it! Also It's a really nice place to bring your laptop and work from here.

Tee William Keo

Great coffee! Best deal is a bag of handcrafted beans and a cup of joe for eighteen bucks. Brew one cup at a time kiddies!

Dean Holbrough

The coffee is the reason to go. A bonus is the ambience. No pop music playing not the jingles of advertising. Mellow mood music and a lot of street facing seats.


Menu is what you can expect from any Happy Goat location, but the layout of this particular cafe is much more spacious and bright. It’s a very popular location for students so it may be difficult to find seating as most guests here use it as a study space. Staff is super friendly and helpful! Love this spot!

Bella Lafleur

Favourite Happy Goat location! My favourite Ottawa baristas somehow all ended up working here & the music is always tops! I love that you guys are always playing Pop Punk!

Diego Alvarado

From the surface this is a very nice looking space but it is not a practical coffee shop to study in or read with the loud punk and pop music playing on a regular basis. I've dropped by a few times when in the area but it's always the same. It's great if you are into that but I myself find it a bit too much and very distracting. How anybody can work on a serious project or delve into a book without putting in earplugs is beyond me. Their coffee is alright, nothing special; at $3 for a drip coffee though you would at least hope that the barista would have some knowledge as to what is being brewed and how it tastes. This could be improved on in the future.

Jenn Tang

Friendly staff and great lattes! The space is very open and bright. Seating is average compared to the others... it can get crowded during exam season.

Rinky Sharma

Staff is incredibly funny and friendly. It's one of the best places you can find to study because of how roomy and we'll lit the place is. Cozy yet spacious, the coffee shop has great deco and plenty of plugs. I really love the wooden tables and large windows.

Chris John

Great coffee experience. Abundant plugins, free WiFi with no time limit. Bathrooms are also clean. Highly recommended if you're looking for a place to meet a friend, to complete that last minute essay, or bring a date. Good selection of coffee.

Turner Hyde

Super welcoming experience, both baristas were much more interested in talking with each other rather than providing even the smallest amount of customer service. And the coffee was not great either

James Congreve-Horn

Excellent coffee shop in the heart of the city. A decent sized spaced with some really comfortable seating for lounging, chairs and tables and a couple of bar rows for studying or work if you're that way inclined.

Lauren Hannough- Bergmans

I love Happy Goat! Every location is unique. The coffee is great, and the vibe is relaxing.

Marie-Ève Gagné

Great coffee spot serving the locally roasted Happy Goat Coffee. There you can get all the espressos beverages as well as brewed coffee using their specialty coffee beans.

Andrea Franche

Brand new location! I love how the happy goat is becoming a small little Ottawa chain. The coffee is very good quality and the atmosphere here is very nice. I can see myself bringing a date here or even just studying. Would definitely recommend visiting a happy goat location if you're in Ottawa. Also, they gave vegan options which is great.

Luc B.

Despite the fact that I love Happy Goat coffee shop, I have to admit I find the place a bit pricy. Example? For a large dark roast coffee and a (vegan) muffin, I paid 6,50$. In comparison, it is 1$ less at the Starbuck and 3$ less at the Tim Hortons. Sadly, at that price, I cannot come here every day to get my morning coffee & muffin. At lunch time, I had to pay 10$ for a plain sandwich with nothing included. Let's cooperate again: some competitors will offer a combo sandwich for the same price but with a coffee and a soup included. The place is nice and clean with large comfy leather sofas.

Dixie Q.

Second time I come. Save the occassional local talking by himself, the place is filled with students quietly poring over their textbooks and papers. What I liked most was the incredible recommendation the barista gave me when I asked for a strong coffee to help me get through some dry reading I needed to do! No judgement, just service!

Kathleen W.

Another Happy Goat location has opened!! Very spacious location with coaches and ample places to hang out with friends or to study. The baristas are from their other locations so they are well versed with the menu. They serve only coconut, soy, and oat (limited stock at the moment) alternatives and have many vegan food options!!

Christian Probst

Relaxed atmosphere, selection of about 7 delicious sandwiches, cages and cookies and a broad range of coffee and related drinks. Expect it to be busy with local people and students working in here.

Happy Goat Coffee Co. (Rideau/Cumberland)

229 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9M2
(613) 680-2880