Shoreditch Grind

213 Old Street, London
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Review Rating from 1 review

213 Old Street, The City, London, EC1V 9NR

The City

Nearest Station
Old Street (0.07 miles)

Opening Times
monday Opens 07:00 - Closes 23:00
tuesday Opens 07:00 - Closes 23:00
wednesday Opens 07:00 - Closes 23:00
thursday Opens 07:00 - Closes 23:00
friday Opens 07:00 - Closes 01:00
saturday Opens 08:00 - Closes 01:00
sunday Opens 09:00 - Closes 19:00

All In London Review

Trendy coffee shop and cocktail bar

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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.

Reviewed by Leila anonymously
Published on Oct 22, 2015

a playful coffee house that takes its style as seriously as it takes its coffee

If you want a coffee house that really stands out from the crowd, what do you do? You forgo the hip areas where everyone else has already set up shop and stick your premises on one of London’s busiest roundabouts.

Shoreditch Grind is the beacon of accessibility in an area otherwise covered by sprawling office buildings that beam your reflection back out at you. From the revolving slogans on its cinema style letter board outside, to the exposed, stained white brickwork within, this is a playful coffee house that takes its style as seriously as it takes its coffee. Raised benches and high stools run around the edges, which give a great view out onto the stream of traffic passing through Old Street roundabout. While this might not sound like a sight to brag about, on a bright day it’s something that becomes quite soothing. For a reasonably small venue the high ceiling at Shoreditch Grind lends it a sense of depth and you know this place is really hip because they’ve got the classic ‘private recording studio on the first floor’ thing going on.

Shoreditch Grind isn’t solely about coffee, despite the fact that they do it very well. Sure, fresh grinds are delivered every few days and talented baristas man the La Marzocco machines but in the evening there are whiskies, gins and cocktails too. A concise, seasonal menu turns the space into a bar by night as the lights are dimmed and it’s all about a different kind of grind, maybe, perhaps. And there’s even a large area of decking out back, which just has potential written all over it…

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jun 17, 2013

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Who fancies coffee and cocktails in London?

Is it a café or a bar?

Espresso bar by day, cocktail bar by night, plus a recording studio upstairs. So hip it hurts, and expanding rapidly with other Grinds in Soho, Holborn and London Bridge.

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