My name is Brett Ainsworth I am the owner of Grind n Bake Coffee Shop. I started Grind n Bake in September 2009. I’ve spent my working life in the catering industry working in pubs, restaurants and hotels. I used to spend much of my time on the road across the UK and spent my fair share of it in coffee shops. I found that the bulk of my options were with the using big brand coffee shops where the coffee was average at best and when added with milk soon lost much of its flavour, a bought in pre-prepared sandwich, paninis etc. was usually the norm too.
When I started the business, the coffee had to be one of the biggest focuses as after all we’re a coffee shop. I spent a lot of the time sourcing a good coffee roaster, one that I could work with. I now have my own espresso blend, one that I’m proud to stand by and more importantly you can taste. I also run an ever-changing filter coffee that I change in line with the coffee harvesting around the world.
That’s the Grind bit explained, the bake bit is our Sausage rolls, savoury slices, pasties all freshly baked all day every day on the premises. We also make all our baguettes, rolls and hot sandwiches fresh every day. I’m not interested in being a copy of the big name brand out there and others like it, to me the best thing about being an independent is about giving our customers a good variety in our offering, adapting to their needs and wishes and my team knowing who they are and giving the best customer service they can in a great environment. In today’s fast paced world sometimes you only hear a polarised version of a business via
social media reviews, I very much believe in the traditional way of tell us when you love it, tell us when you don’t and everything in between.
We look forward to seeing you soon