Gil’s Goods is the latest venture by Brian Menges of 2nd Street Bistro and Murray Bar fame. The place took a while to come about, having broken ground in mid 2011. I love 2nd Street and thus have been eagerly anticipated this place. The wait was well worth it: exposed brick, marble counters, a seating area that includes a beautiful bar (complete w/power stations for your laptops) free wi-fi and world alternative music playing in the background (including one of my favorite singers, Bebe.) Nothing says country and the design is decidedly NOT your typical Montana café with wood as the main construction material…Am I really in Livingston, MT? Amazingly, yes!! Check out the Copper Riveted Overalls sign discovered during construction:
Today was my third time at Gil’s for breakfast and I am pretty happy with all the fat I have consumed. The croissants are delicious and the coffee is strong. They serve a variety of hearty treats of both the savory and sweet kind. Being the carb whore that I am, this place suits me just fine. Ever since I moved to Montana, I have searched for a place with amazing baked goods and I must say, I found it in Gil’s Goods. Having spent lots of time in Paris, Fr., I can tell you right now that Gil’s croissants would be proudly served in any bakery there:
In addition to the seating at the bar, Gil’s has seven tables that seat 4. They serve lunch and dinner (amazing wood fired pizza that they also serve at 2nd Street.) While they don’t have a wine and liquor license yet, in typical Montana fashion, you can just cross over to the Murray Bar (connected via a discreet opening) and buy the drink of your choice and bring it over to your table at Gil’s. I love this state.
My understanding is that they will also have carry out dinners. I am very excited to see this kind of place open in Livingston, Montana and hope to see more of its kind in the future.