Compact, crowd-funded café serving locally roasted coffee, cold brew and gluten-free cakes. And it doesn’t get much more on-trend than that
While Grindsmith, located on Greengate Square, is an easy one to miss, excellent coffee and chilled out surrounds ensure that many who do find it make a note to come back.
Funded by a Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 by mobile coffee heavyweights Peter Gibson and Luke Tomlinson, the eco-friendly wood-clad pod does at first look like a laboratory, with multiple coffee syphons emitting wonderful aromas.
Though its reputation has seen its popularity soar, Grindsmith still uses regionally roasted coffee to produce interesting results. Regulars include Foundry Coffee (made in Sheffield) and Lancaster favourites J Atkinson and Co, and most coffees cost just a couple of pounds. Cold brew is on the menu too, with jugs of the stuff made fresh each day to an ever-changing recipe and blend, served over ice, with soft drinks also available from health nuts Green & Ginger. For tea lovers, expect blue sky and blood orange syphon tea by the counter, alongside a selection of gluten-free cakes made by Time for Cake.
Victoria Bridge Street