Neighborhood Grinds In Redondo Beach
A coffee shop can be more than just a place to exchange for goods. When you’re new in an area and looking for a coffee shop, it can be like looking for a home. You’ll want a place where you can socialize, work, or stop by in the morning; a place where you can become a regular. One of the best options is Neighborhood Grinds in Redondo Beach, a welcoming, accommodating shop that is easy to like.
Neighborhood Grinds recently expanded to two venues in Redondo Beach, including one right on the pier. This is a nice way to serve the beach population and those cruising along Artesia Boulevard, but what’s especially convenient is the ability to text in your orders in advance. Their “Fast Cup” service allows you to specify a drink, even an accompanying pastry, and then have it waiting for you. If you use their gift card, you won’t even have to wait in line.
Use Fast Cup service to text your next order in at (310) 463-0844.
Accommodations Of All Kinds
Despite how easy it is to come and go in a blink, the appeal of Neighborhood Grinds is in how much is available to coffee shop campers. More and more places these days treat these settlers as obstacles that hog seating, so they set up limitations as to what you can do, or how many outlets are available, or how long you can use their Wi-Fi. Neighborhood Grinds, on the other hand, seems to want you to make yourself at home.
At their main Artesia Boulevard location, there are outlets along every wall and plenty of table space to go along with it. Anyone who’s ever barely claimed a seat at a busy coffee shop only to find there’s nowhere to plug in your dying laptop can appreciate how relieving that is. Even if you’ve got no particular work to do but still want to pass the time, they’ve set up a mini corner library. It’s nothing special, mostly mass market paperbacks and stuff for kids, but the possibility is nice. It also carries board games and a chess board if you’re inclined to gaming.
Food and Drink
Of course, all the atmosphere in the world wouldn’t mean anything if the coffee tasted like soap. Neighborhood Grinds offers a surprising amount of variety. Their foods and snacks include paninis, sandwiches and pastries, so that it’s a place one could reasonably do lunch.
Their coffee offerings include both house blends and the standard varieties of single-origin coffee. There’s also a surprising breadth of non-coffee beverages if the oil secretions of ground-up beans in hot water isn’t your thing. In this respect, Neighborhood Grinds serves up chai lattes, teas, Italian soda, a handful of fruit smoothies and even shaved ice.
All coffee shops need a way to stand out amongst the increasing competition of chains and other like-minded small spots, especially in a beach city that breeds culture. As Neighborhood Grinds in Redondo Beach proves, sometimes that’s as simple as building a place that is easy to go to, and easy to keep coming back.
Do you have a local coffee shop? What makes it a place you return to?
Neighborhood Grinds – (310) 371 – 0900
2315 Artesia Blvd., Unit 1, Redondo Beach, CA 90278