Greenwich Grind is a restaurant, disguised as a coffeeshop, disguised as a cocktail bar.
Industrial vibes alongside pink velvet upholstery and concrete walls give Grind a modern, moody, cocktail bar feel. But peep a little further behind the marble topped bar, and you’ll see a bevvy of coffee-making machinery. Look further still, and you’ll be able to peek into the kitchen. But you won’t really notice all of that, because you’ll be too busy staring at the amazing design of the place, which manages to blend glass walls & a glass ceiling with poured concrete and steel sittings (aided by the occasional bit of greenery) and make it seem somehow comforting.
Grind’s aim is to be all things, to all patrons, all day. And they kind of pull it off, too.
As the name suggests, coffee is the mainstay here, as where it all began back in Shoreditch. You can get anything from a punchy espresso to a colourful latte made from butterfly pea flowers, whose vibrant petals colour it in a robin’s egg blue.
Then there’s the food, which includes classic brunchables like smashed avo, bruschetta to share, and salt & pepper squid, as well as heartier fare like flat iron steaks, sea bream with samphire, and pappardelle bolognese. The breakfast menu is pretty much on the money too (with eggs many different ways), and there’s a bottomless brunch every day before 5pm.
The cocktails cover all the classics (which include a £6 pink negroni made with peach & lemon) but have a unique range of coffee-based tipples including an Espresso Old Fashioned and their Hot Flat White Russian. And they even have their very own house-brew lager and session IPA on tap.
It helps with the daily grind.
NOTE: Greenwich Grind is open now. You can find out more and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Greenwich Grind | 17 Nelson Rd, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 9JB
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