THE DAILY GRIND17:55
My internship drove me to coffee addiction. Kind of. Iced coffee counts right? Ok, they were iced mocha's. But I won't let the addition of chocolate take away from my new found membership in the coffee club. As a teenager my fantasy of being a writer was imagined within a Brooklyn apartment where I would frantically write all night, fuelled by a constant intake of caffeine. Given my dislike for hot drinks, the taste of coffee and of course my location issues, the dream seemed far from my reach. Until now.
The coffee is not the only reason why I love the Shoreditch Grind. The decor and the atmosphere has an easy going feel, from the 'cocktails baby?' light on the wall, the jugs of flavoured water on stand to help yourself, and the non-existent lunch menu. There's no menu actually on display as it changes a lot, but each day huge bowls of pasta's or salads are brought out and you can ask for a portion - I don't know why but there's something homely about that which I really like. I had a pesto and cheese pasta but the day before I saw a really yummy looking chicken salad. Worth checking out if you're in the area. The bar is just opposite Old Street station.