Restaurant in an abandoned train? Rave in a semi trailer? How about a café in a shipping container? Sure, why not… add it to the list of weird shit I never thought I’d see. But Christine and Rani Ousman’s new coffee and food bar ‘The Grind & Co’ – nestled in the parking lot of an Industrial thoroughfare – certainly took me by surprise. The amazingly reimagined shipping container surprisingly provides enough real estate for the outstanding coffee to be prepared, alongside a decent selection of sandwiches and sweet treats.
It’s not every day you’re greeted with a freshly cracked coconut adorned with mars bars and cookies covered in smarties with strawberry garnish, but there’s always the Jack Johnson edition – with more fruit than you could than you could pile on top of Carmen Miranda’s head – something to suit my vegan partner in crime.
The top shelf cups of processed bean will no doubt be a welcomed addition to the area, as will the fine selection of edible bits and bites on offer, and with such a tasteful fit out and an impressively small footprint, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of these things pop up. Perhaps in an area I go to more often, or ever.