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Our passion is high-quality coffee, complemented by our range of delicious, locally handmade cakes, freshly baked artisan pastries and lovingly made brunch, delivered with a smile. With our comfy, laid-back atmosphere, we hope Escape the Daily Grind will be the place for you to do just that.
We visited here on a Tuesday afternoon, so it was fairly quiet. The lady serving was friendly. Coffee was nice - as I have experienced in a lot of London coffee shops, the size of drink is quite small. We just want a mug really....More
Awful staff, forgot our order, didn’t even apologise. Will never come back - such a shame as heard good things.More
Date of visit: February 2019
Richard B, Owner at Escape the Daily Grind, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019
This is obviously very concerning to hear and not what we pride ourselves on at Escape the Daily Grind and please accept my apologies for your experience. I would be grateful if you could message me on email@example.com and let me know the date and...More
Lovely cafe which is a bit more quiet than normal cafes around Balham. Great place to work from as it has a nice vibe, great staff and even better food. One of my favourite spots! The only issue is at the moment in Winter, is...More
I am beyond delighted that I found this place. The food was delicious - I had a full breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausage, mushrooms (finely cut & almost crispy), divine bacon, baked beans and roasted cherry tomatoes with sour dough toast). Piping hot and smooth black...More
My partner & I have been a couple of times to this little gem in the last month. A lot quieter than the other Balham brunch spots for which you end up queuing for ages. Its cute, intimate & the food & coffee rivals any...More
Dropped in for some coffee and pastries and we were not disappointed. Good and fast friendly service in a modest good feel café gave us a nice break for the day.
The rest of the menu looked appealing and observing what came out of the...More
With so many cafes and brunch spots in Balham now attracting a queue every weekend, this is one of the few places left where you can usually get a table straight away. The food is cooked really well and very tasty, it has never disappointed.
A fantastic, friendly and welcoming coffee shop with excellent coffee, fresh baked baguettes (best in SW london IMHO) and delicious pastries. They took over a long established French owned and run patisserie, kept the excellent pastries and bread making and added a cool modern cafe....More
My partner and I came here to do some travel planning and brunch as we found it on google as a good cafe/ work space. We both got the eggs Royale and when they came out the yolks were almost hard boiled. There was also...More
Date of visit: May 2018
Richard B, Owner at Escape the Daily Grind, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018
Firstly I would like to apologise that your visit wasn't up to our usual high standard. I was sorry to learn your views about the food via TripAdvisor. I would have welcomed the feedback at the time so that I could fix the situation and...More