"Trendy coffee shop and cocktail bar"Review Rating: Reviewed by Leila
Shoreditch Grind is part of that new breed of coffee shops that serve food and cocktails. It’s also one of the many new cafes taking their cue from Australian cafes, in this case the ones in Melbourne where one of the co-founders grew up.
They make their own coffee, the Grind House Espresso Blend, roasted each day and delivered to their branches which now number four: in Shoreditch, Soho, London Bridge and Holborn. You can buy it ground to order to take away from their shops or online.
The Shoreditch outpost is on Old Street, it’s always busy and is suitably hip. Seating is largely on stools at the windows, although there are a few tables with wooden benches and an outside space.
The bar menu has booze-soaking bites like meat and cheese platters, tomato bruschetta and sea bass crudo. Throughout the day there are breakfast dishes, healthy options like iced fruit salad and banana bread with crème fraiche. Alternatively there are heartier egg dishes and variations on the Full English. The breakfast focaccia is a very sizeable portion for £7, with sausage, smoky back bacon, mozzarella, a fried egg and a large dollop of aioli stuffed inside bread and piled high with rocket.
The coffees are great if not cheap starting from £2.20, and a small, nicely creamed cappuccino is £2.70. There are cocktails made with coffee of course, as well as gin-based drinks and traditional Negronis and Old Fashioneds.
It’s open till 1 am at weekends and there’s music too, catering E1’s pre-giggers and clubgoers.
Leila reviewed Shoreditch Grind on Thu 22 Oct 2015Review disclosure: reviewed anonymously