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BREAKFAST AT LONDON GRIND

20/01/2016
London Grind Gluten free

I think we all know by now that I am a big coffee drinker. I think we all probably know by now that I’m also a big fan of interiors and Instagram. (If you didn’t know that you can totally feel free to pop over and follow me at @ellenextdoor [insert wink/”no but seriously, if you want cute coffee snaps, flatlays and more coffee snaps I’m totally your girl” emoji here]).

So whenever I hunt for a cute, independent coffee shop/cafe, the final pick has to meet two requirements. 1) That they have amazing coffee and gluten free food (preferably cake, because cake is bae my life) and 2) It has to look nice and Instagrammable.

I kiiinda hate myself for admitting that but any blogger/Instagrammer that tells me that that isn’t a consideration is pure and simply lying…

… or just has a life!

Either way, I trotted off to London Grind because I’d been following their dreamy Instagram for a while and could no longer hack their gorgeous food pictures and latte art without discovering it for myself.

London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free

London grind is part of the “Grind” chain, with cafe’s in Shoreditch and Holborn and all of them are absolutely dreamy when it comes to interiors (you know, and food too… ) but London Grind immediately had me with the gorgeous mix of monochrome tiles, marble, wood – I’m aware this makes me sound like a basic bitch but a good quality chunky wood worktop makes me far happier than it should – the industrial/loft style ceilings and bulbs (yes I get excited about a good bulb, sue me) and rope lighting quotes. I was already a convert, and then I saw the menu…

London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free

London Grind’s menu isn’t huge, but I feel like it just covers all bases from fry ups to eggs, porridge to smoothie bowls, it really does have something for everyone (unless you’re extremely fussy, in which case, we can’t be friends*)

*Just kidding, but seriously, if you’re with me you’re going to need a huge appetite and be ready to eat the world!

London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free
London Grind Gluten free

After discussing gluten free options with the waiter, I decided on the One Pan eggs without the bread (always a killer to have to say “no bread please”) and oh my goodness gracious me I was not disappointed. The One Pan eggs consists of fried eggs on a bed of spinach, tomatoes, beans and topped off with pistachio’s. The flavours combined were absolutely delicious and I quite easily tucked every last mouthful away with ease. (Not because it wasn’t filling, more because I’m a beast!). I especially love the pistachio topping which just added the tastiest crunch and finished it off perfectly.

Next time, the Gluten free Banana bread is on the cards!

London Grind Gluten free

My Dad went for the London Grind, the glamorous fry up if you will – he likes to go hard or go home too, like Father like Daughter – and absolutely demolished it. [Insert high five emoji here]. He absolutely loved the London Grind, specifically the homemade beans, Sausages and white pudding (basically all of it then…) and said he would highly recommend the dish.

My Mum opted for the Breakfast Focaccia and I must say, I had huge food envy when this arrived. The focaccia was so thick and generously filled with Bacon, sausage, mozzarella, eggs and aioli and she absolutely loved it. Delicious, tasty, amazing quality and gorgeous were just some of the descriptive words used in the minutes it took to chow down on this so it was a huge thumbs up from her too.

London Grind coffee
London Grind coffee
London Grind coffee
London Grind coffee
London Grind coffee
London Grind coffee

As is my life motto, I’ve just realised that I dived straight into the food without mentioning our drinks, and considering the quality of coffee London Grind has, that just won’t do. My Dad and I went for a latte and I can honestly say, it was one of my absolute favourites. Gorgeously smooth and strong without being at all bitter. So lovely that I couldn’t resist ordering another one post breakfast, subsequently being on the biggest caffeine high for the rest of the day (sorry not sorry). Mum went for a pot of tea and can we just talk about their stupidly cute pots and saucers? My pinterest-loving brain went a little bit crazy over those!

Basically, because I’m aware that I’ve bored you to death spoken very passionately about London Grind for a pretty long time now, everything we ate and drank was mouth wateringly good, and it’s extremely safe to say that I’ll be back very soon. Popping into Shoreditch Grind and Holborn Grind in the meantime no doubt.

I’d love to know if you’ve ever been to the Grind cafes? What’s your all time favourite London coffee shop? I always love to hear your thoughts.
As always, thanks so much for reading!
xx

63 responses to “BREAKFAST AT LONDON GRIND”

  1. Jodie V says:

    Seeing the pictures of food at this time in the morning has my stomach rumbling. The one pan eggs looks delicious. Plus the interior is really pretty! x

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  2. Angie Silver says:

    Looks like brunch time perfection!

  3. Meg Siobhan says:

    This sounds and looks so damn good, I may be drooling a little over my keyboard. The sourdough on the menu sounds SO tasty as well. May have to visit here whenever I'm up in London next!!

    And you aren't the only one who lets excited over awesome lightbulbs. I LOVE A GOOD LOOKING LIGHT, LET ME TELL YOU THAT.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  4. Majean G says:

    Ooh I've never heard of them before but looks like a great place to have brunch! Not to worry Elle I like a chunky wooden counter top and Edison bulbs…matter of fact hoping to make my own lamp using those bulbs!

    p.s. loving the photos x

    http://www.majeang.com

  5. Ohhhmmmyyy the food looks delicious.
    A perfect place for breakfast!

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  6. I've been to all the Grinds and I love them ALL, but this one is my favorite for sure, especially for a pre-show at the Globe drink & bite to eat. I hear ya! xx

  7. The breakfast focaccia looks incredible – yum. Your photos are amazing! x

  8. A Fantastic place indeed for Breakfast.. glad you enjoyed it!

    xoxo – Style.. A Pastiche!
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  9. Velvet Blush says:

    Your pictures are incredible! The Grind sounds amazing, the interiors got to me too. Plus as well as looking so tasty the food appears quite healthy to me, I honestly couldn't have resisted if that was in front of me πŸ™‚

    Velvet Blush

  10. This sounds lovely, must check it out! Your pictures are amazing! KBxx

  11. Call Me Amy says:

    That coffee looks amazing and your pictures are lovely as usual! Xx

  12. Alina Bostan says:

    I agree a place definitely needs to be instagrammable and tick all the blogger boxes. This place looks like it's perfect for ticking all the boxes and the food looks delicious. I just adore you photography, just amazing x

    Beauty with charm

  13. stephanie says:

    Looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful pictures!

  14. Beautylymin says:

    Is it wrong that I want breakfast at 8pm?! Everything looks delicious! xx

    Beautylymin

  15. Rosy Flynn says:

    The food! I would be all over that, I'm practically salivating now! (Yeah I've used a lot of exclamation points, it's how I roll)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  16. Lauren S says:

    PLEASE CAN WE GO OMG THE INSTAGRAMS THE FOOD

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  17. Surprisingly I've never heard of this place! I loooove a good breakfast spot though, especially when it's so damn pretty to look at! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  18. Serene Kurd says:

    oh that's it, I have to visit this place πŸ™‚ You've managed to make my mouth water at the sight of your food pictures! THAT I can't wait to try the actual food now <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  19. Serene Kurd says:

    oh that's it, I have to visit this place πŸ™‚ You've managed to make my mouth water at the sight of your food pictures! THAT I can't wait to try the actual food now <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  20. LBG says:

    If I was anywhere close to this, I would be there all the time! I love this kind of interior and the food looks outstanding. The latte looks too good to be true! Sigh! Thanks for sharing!

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  21. I've popped in to London Grind before but I've never had the one pan eggs, looks amazing!

  22. Carrilloy says:

    Wow~So much delicious food.Haha~Coffee is my favourite drink~
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  23. Rubi Ani says:

    Gorgeous place, and that food looks amazing!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

  24. i enjoyed this post so much! and oh my god, that coffee looks amazing!! *drools*
    http://www.rebelrebel.co x

  25. Art Adorned says:

    Amazing photos everything looks great.
    http://artadorned.com/

  26. As always you found an amazing spot to have a delicious breakfast! Everything looks absolutely yummy, and I am sure you had a great family time there. xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  27. crafty-zone says:

    When I look at One Pan eggs I have to say: oh, My, this looks so delicious and I have no doubts that you was so pleased with that dish πŸ™‚ And btw, I think that it's great that this place doesn't have huge menu because thanks to it you're sure that everything is fresh and made with 100% of passion πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  28. Dana Nicola says:

    Ive never been to london grind but from reading this post its top of my list for next time im in london!

    Dana || fashion-dew.blogspot.com

  29. Nicky A says:

    Amazing post, London must be perfect!!

    http://www.brooklynglam.com

  30. Adaleta says:

    This looks incredible & I'll have to say I am so obsessed with London even though I've never been. Posts like these make me want to hop on a plane this absolute instant. I'll be visiting London Grind when I go πŸ˜‰ xx adaatude.com

  31. Immy May says:

    Oooh yum! You can't underestimate a good quality coffee. I must check it out. Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

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