LOCAL, INDEPENDENT, FAMILY RUN
The Giddy Goat, established in 2018, is a small, independent family run coffee shop in the beautiful village of Riseley, Bedfordshire.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our coffee, which is locally blended, roasted and packaged by our friends at Wooden Hill Coffee Company in Amptill, Bedfordshire.
Our cakes are homemade locally and we offer a delicious range of exceptional Italian Gelato Ice Cream produced by Franco's in Bedford. If it's something savoury you'd prefer, we serve a range of breakfasts, light lunches and pastries. All our food and drink is available to eat in or takeaway in our eco-friendly bio-degradable takeaway packaging.
Our location provides ample outside seating, parking for cars, motorbikes, cycles and we are animal and child friendly. Our facilities include a disabled toilet, baby changing facility and cycle repair equipment.
The Giddy Goat logo was designed by our 11 year old daughter and was inspired by the legend of the origins of coffee.
The story goes in 11th Century Ethiopia, a goat herder named Khaldi noticed his goats were eating berries causing such extra energy they wouldn’t sleep at night. Kaldi reported his findings to a local abbot who made a drink with the berries which kept him awake all night, helping him through his long hours of evening prayer.
Word soon spread and by the 15th Century coffee was being grown all over the Arabian Peninsula.
Today, our coffee is imported by a small company in Ampthill, who roast it to perfection and deliver to our coffee shop.
We hope you enjoy the coffee as much as we do!