May 11, 2018
Founded in 2011, Shoreditch Grind offers two of our favourite things coffee and cocktails. It’s an attractive, high-ceilinged and large-windowed space on the Old Street roundabout, with a distinctive retro cinema sign outside the door, serving a damn fine cup of coffee it’s not up there with the very best in London but the standard is high – and various tasty baked things. It’s a faintly industrial space, as are so many around here, with lots of bare brickwork and a stripped back, near minimal aesthetic. After 5pm the place shifts gears, turning into a cool cocktail bar, offering seasonal and coffee based cocktails including, perhaps unsurprisingly, a quality espresso martini – alongside a range of Italian, American and Australian beers and a decent, Australian influenced wine list. There’s a range of sandwiches and salads available for lunching, as well as croissants and bircher museli, and this being Shoreditch the place even has its own recording studio. We hear that service can be a bit patchy, but the coffee more than compensates.
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