Goffa is a cozy little coffee shop in Scout Rallos that you can only stumble onto in person, since they’re not on social media. It’s just a little under a year old and has a classy, slightly old-fashioned interior. The pebble wash flooring, dark wood-panelled walls, and solid wood tables make you feel like you walked into someone’s home. There are even baskets to store your bags in so you don’t have to put them down on the floor. It’s an inviting contrast to the usual industrial-style or minimalist shops we see everywhere that were clearly built and designed to appeal to millenials. Goffa is the kind of cafe where you can take your whole family for coffee and dessert, including the grandparents, and no one feels out of place. Granted, the seats are not designed for people to sit in for hours and hours, but the warm ambience and friendly staff promise a satisfying visit.
Apart from Goffa being a pleasant space to visit, you can also count on them to serve you delicious coffee. The beans they use are roasted by Yardstick Coffee and while we already know that they are a reliable roaster, it goes without saying that the roaster is only one factor of what makes a good cup of coffee. Preparation is also a very important aspect. Pulling out the right flavors, creating balance and making it pleasing to the palette are all factors that make coffee preparation both a science and an art. The baristas at Goffa seem to know their stuff well. We were very pleased with the cortado we ordered. It was smooth and well rounded considering that the coffee blend is very fully developed. It’s enjoyable from the first sip to the final slurp of foam.
You come for the coffee, of course, but it would be a shame not to pair your beverage with fresh bread or pastry on the menu. It’s all made by neighboring bakery, Purple Oven. Apparently, they are both next door neighbors and also sister companies. Do this and you’ll be sure to have a highly-satisfactory coffee break.