Time Out says
Escape the hustle and bustle of Balham in this smart, little coffee shop, located in the heart of the neighbourhood and serving a selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries to boot.
With our comfy, laid-back atmosphere, we hope Escape the Daily Grind will be the place for you to do just that.
Users say (26)
Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
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- 4 star:2
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EDG is a refreshing newcomer to the local cafe scene in Balham. Whether it's a caffeine fix or a banana shake you're after, you know it will be top-quality and that the small owner-led team will be on hand to serve you.
The coffee is from the highly-rated South London roastery, Volcano, and there's a variety of food served alongside (try the great bacon and egg baguette or the amazing chocolate brownies).
EDG also sells bread and whole cakes, so you can stock up on supplies, or simply relax with a selection of travel guides and plan your next Escape!
I just love this place. Lovely relaxing atmosphere, fab coffee, great cakes and lovely people to boot. And it's SO much nicer to give my custom to a local place than a huge chain. Love it!
A chilled out local coffee shop, great to escape from the stress of the day with a great tasting cuppa
Enjoyed the most delicious brownie whilst relaxing and watching the world go by. So glad I decided to try it out!
Fantastic little find. My husband and I sat for an hour waiting for a friend who was running late and we got to unwind a little.
A tantalising selection of cakes and excellent coffee with a more chilled out vibe than some of the other coffee places in Balham
In a town with plenty other coffee shops, Escape the Daily Grind is an oasis for those who like their coffee strong, their bacon sandwiches meaty and their bread crusty. New to the area but an independent shop that punches above its weight! Good cake too!
Nice coffee. Nice Bacon Sandwiches. And unlike their rival Milk, you don't have to wait 30 minutes for it.
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