Next month, Grind will return to its spiritual home in East London bringing with it a fresh menu, pink velvet booths and those espresso martinis.
Following the cafe chain’s unstoppable run of successful openings in central and East London, Grind will be making the move into late night dancing and drinks with an updated menu when it opens its sixth branch in Clerkenwell in November.
According to co-founder David Abrahamovitch, the new two-storey branch will be a slightly more mature take on their original dream of all day coffee and cocktails, which they executed on their original Shoreditch premises. This time around, visitors will be able to enjoy “properly good cocktails in the bar upstairs, dinner with friends in the dining room next door, then [go] downstairs to carry on in one of the few spaces left in London that has a great sound system and a late license.”
Weekday breakfasts will be served from 7am, including beetroot-cured salmon and kimchee, or mushroom croquettes. Come the weekend though and things get very indulgent, very quickly. Options will include truffle hash with poached duck eggs, and french toasted banana bread, best enjoyed from one of their pink velvet booths (if you’re lucky enough to nab one.)
For afternoon and evening meals, they’ll be taking full advantage of their charcoal oven, and small plates will include Scottish scallops with samphire, or aubergine and goat’s curd. Main courses will include dishes like miso-glazed lamb spare ribs, red snapper, and a hefty wine list to help wash it all down.
Naturally, the coffee will be Grind’s house blend, roasted a few minutes up the road at their flagship Shoreditch branch. Caffeine will also be offered in the form of their famous espresso martini from the late bar - perfect for keeping you sharp on the dancefloor as you shimmy the night away.
Clerkenwell Grind opens 14 November 2016 at 2-4 Old Street, EC1V 9AA. There's 50% off food until 17 November. Follow Grind on Instagram @clerkenwellgrind.