Shoreditch Grind

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This post-industrial refectory on Old Street’s ‘silicon roundabout’ opens for continental-style breakfasts, and offers an all-day roster of cakes, soups and sandwiches (try the BRAT – bacon, rocket, avocado, tomato and aïoli). The ‘grind’ of the title refers to freshly roasted and brewed coffee in all its forms, from skinny lattes during the day to espressos in the evening, and the house blend is available to take away, too. After that, groove the night away with designer beers such as Brooklyn Pale Ale, bargain-priced wines and cocktails, which are served to Blue Note-era jazz and other cool sounds. Order a frozen Hemingway daiquiri or a rhubarb and ginger negroni, then book into the venue’s own recording studio if you fancy a step up from pub karaoke but can’t brave going on The Voice.

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Shoreditch Grind

Shoreditch Grind

213 Old Street ,London EC1V 9NR

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Best Espresso Martini in London

by   silver reviewer (15)

Jul 2015

Editor's pick Love that this place morphs from a café into a cocktail bar. They take their coffee and their cocktails very seriously. Definitely the best Espressso Martini in London, the perfect balance of sweetness/bitterness. The fact that it's part-owned by the awesome Kaz James from Bodyrockers means the soundtrack is always spot on too. I thought the staff were very sweet and accommodating, very surprised to read the review below.

Ms. Macaroon's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Shoreditch Grind

213 Old Street ,London EC1V 9NR

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Disappointing - Nasty Staff - Style over Substance

by   (1)

Jan 2015

(1) Coffee was nasty and acidic (2) Rude, obnoxious, stroppy, stupid staff. Take these people to a Pret or Itsu or somewhere else with exemplary staff training and show them how its done. (3) For god's sake put the pastries under glass or cellophane or something instead of leaving them out all day for dust and dirt and people sneezing, coughing and breathing over them. The only positive thing I can say is that the decor and design is quite unusual, although it looks better from the...

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Liz C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 2
  • Value: 2

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    FoodandDrinkGlasgow :: Food and Drink Glasgow: Shoreditch Grind, London

    Shoreditch Grind stands out from other coffee shops, not least due to its circular build and edge of a roundabout location. It’s an espresso bar, cocktail bar and has recording studios upstairs – what a combination!
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    secretemple :: Shoreditch Grind - secretemple

    It is appropriate that Shoreditch Grind has a name reminiscent of “the daily grind”, as that is what it ultimately seems to be. Just like its apparent sister, London Grind, the place entices you with neon signs and logos such as “sex, coffee and rock n roll”, but it’s questionable how well it delivers. I am reticent about understanding the popularity of Shoreditch Grind – besides the close proximity to Old St Underground Station. Perhaps it is indeed like one of those mosquito lamps which draws you in with pretty colours and lights.
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