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

— Sam Smith


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Founded in Shoreditch in 2011

Grind is a group of café-bars and four 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 restaurants all serve our breakfast menu,  all day food menu and weekend brunch menu

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

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. 

our restaurants

During the week, the kitchens in our restaurants open at 7am to serve our signature Melbourne-influenced breakfast offering to the first round of the morning’s meetings. Lunch and dinner offer great quality, great value favourites, with a service that extends late into the night.

Our restaurant food throughout the day is influenced heavily by the Melbourne breakfast and brunch that is at the heart of our food identity, and this continues into our grab and go offering, with egg and avocado sandwiches, and Grind coffee in our Espresso brownie.

Our restaurants, London Grind, Clerkenwell GrindExmouth Market Grind and Covent Garden 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 with it.

Our Espresso Martinis are £8.50 and are available in every Grind location, and you can earn them 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.