Shoreditch Grind

London, EC1V 9NR ·Website ·Call020 7490 7490

SquareMeal Review of Shoreditch Grind

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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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cool, Fun
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Brunch
Food Hygiene Rating


213 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR

020 7490 7490


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 7am-11pm (Fri-Sat -1am) Sun 9am-7pm


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2 Reviews 

Rachel H

22 July 2015  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Best Espresso Martini in London
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.

Liz C

29 January 2015  
Food & Drink 1
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
Disappointing - Nasty Staff - Style over Substance
(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 outside than from the inside. QUICK TIP: The following day I went to a little unpretentious coffee shop just across the road from this place called Kaffeine. Lovely smooth beautiful coffee (served by a pleasant polite gentleman). The best coffee always happens in unexpected places.
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