"I f****** love this place"

— Sam Smith


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Founded in Shoreditch in 2011

Grind is a group of six café-bars and three restaurants across London. All of the Grind's serve our coffee which we roast in Shoreditch to stay, and to go, and all are cocktail bars which serve our famous Espresso Martini. The Grind's with kitchens all serve our all day food menu

We also have a recording studio at our the original Grind in Shoreditch, and the Clerkenwell Club Bar, our late night venue open until 2am. 

We'll see you at the Grind.


Roasted daily in shoreditch

We roast the Grind House Espresso blend daily, at our Shoreditch HQ, and deliver it to each site every few days where it matures until perfectly ready to drink. 

The Grind story began in Shoreditch in 2011, with coffee, and whilst we now do lots of other things, coffee remains our primary focus. We obsess over every aspect of our coffee, so that you don't have to. We use only the best equipment, and by the time your barista pulls the shot for your coffee, or your Espresso Martini, they've already been through months of training. 

Café-bars with KITCHENS

We serve great food every day across London. From 7am each morning, we keep the city moving with a fast, fresh, all-day offering. By night, menus of traditional Italian aperitivo provide a light accompaniment to an after-work cocktail.

Opening London Grind in 2015, right next to Borough Market, the restaurant there has a fantastic source of fresh vegetables, meat and fish right on its doorstep. Open every day, London Grind is one of the busiest restaurant destinations south of the river.

Our restaurants, London Grind, Clerkenwell Grind and Exmouth Market Grind serve our all day food menu seven days per week, and our weekend brunch menus, including our famous bottomless brunch. 

We always use fresh, seasonal ingredients, and source from local suppliers wherever possible.

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As it turns out, great espresso also makes an incredible Espresso Martini. Luckily, we already had that, so to make ours we just add Vodka and a little sugar syrup. When you start with killer espresso, you don't need to mess around it with.

Our Espresso Martinis are £8.50 and are available in every Grind location, and you can earn then for free using our Black Card or the Grind App. 

The Evening Standard and many others regularly namecheck our Espresso Martini as the best in London.

Our Music

We built the Grind Studio in 2012 as a base for Co-Founder Kaz James' music, and later friends of the Grind. Sam Smith, FKA Twigs, Pixie Lott, Tinie Tempah, Hurts and many others have all dropped by since to write, record and master their work in our fully catered, international grade studio above Shoreditch Grind.