The space where Good Kid is located has seen a couple iterations of a cafe over the years, none of them overly memorable, so I was excited to see what the team behind Good Kid did with the space. I was blown away by the transition! It’s so much lighter and airy now compared to what it used to be. Now, I’m no interior designer by any means, but I think it’s safe to say that Good Kid is one of the best designed cafes in the city in terms of aesthetic. I’d go so far as it’s right at the top in that category.
So, the scene is set and expectations for the coffee were sky high. It’s safe to say that I was not disappointed. First, Good Kid uses Monogram coffee which is always a good choice (you can find my review on Monogram here). The cortado I ordered was perfectly balanced. The milk had a very smooth, velvety texture and the espresso was very vibrant and brought a refreshing and bright aspect to the drink. It had a nice nuttiness that ran throughout, but also had fruity and chocolate notes that really hit on the back end. This made for a very hearty finish and really rounded the cup out nicely. Not going to lie, but this was a top three cortado in my book. Very, very impressive stuff.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t also mention the bagels at Good Kid. They are fantastic (almost as good as the coffee). All around super impressed with my initial experience at Good Kid. It’s safe to say that I will definitely be back!