Where it all began.
Shoreditch Grind is an all day and late night Espresso Bar and Cocktail Bar, with a recording studio upstairs.
Shoreditch Grind was the first of the Grind family, which now also includes Soho Grind, Holborn Grind and London Grind. Shoreditch Grind was established in 2011 when East-Londoner David enlisted his friend Kaz, a DJ from Melbourne with a passion for coffee, to help turn his father's mobile phone shop, a stand-alone perfectly circular building perched on the edge of Old Street Roundabout, into an Espresso Bar.
Kaz had badly missed the taste of the Melbourne cafés he'd grown up with, and was determined to re-create the taste of home. Unsatisfied with anything available in London at the time, he worked for months with a boutique roastery to develop a custom blend, and eventually, the Grind & Co. House Espresso Blend was born.
We'd like to think that Shoreditch Grind has become something of an East London icon. Let us know what you think.
See you at the Grind Xx.
020 7490 7490
213 Old Street
London, EC1V 9NR
Exit 8 from Old St. Tube.
From open to close, every day at Soho Grind, our chefs prepare an all-day offering of light, seasonal food. Each Grind offers bespoke menus from our ex-River Café Executive Chef, changing throughout the day.
In the evening, a broader menu of traditional aperitivo and meticulously selected cold meats, alongside some more modern dishes of our own, provides a light accompaniment to an after-work espresso - and an escape from the bustle of central London nightlife.
The Espresso Martini
The Espresso Martini was reportedly invented in Soho in the 90s when a supermodel asked for something that would “wake me up then f*** me up”. The combination of caffeine, vodka and sugar tends to do that quite nicely but like many simple drinks, it suffers when it’s done on an industrial scale.
To make an incredible Espresso Martini, you need to start with incredible Espresso. Luckily, we already had that, so to make ours we just add Chase Vodka and a dash of sugar syrup. When you start with excellent Espresso, you don't need to mess around it with. The Evening Standard named our Espresso Martini one of the top three in London. Come and make up your own mind.