By Lindsey Turnbull
We begin our new series in the heart of George Town at the Daily Grind, situated on the corner of Dr. Roy’s Drive and Edward Street. An independent coffee shop that has been oiling the wheels of George Town commerce through its quality coffee for a quarter of a century, Daily Grind offers its customers a friendly face and space. Established in 1996, it is the longest running coffee shop in the Cayman Islands and has stayed true to its original premise from the get go. That is to serve excellent coffee all within an immaculate, amiable environment where everyone feels welcome and where the customers’ experience is priority.
It’s a great spot to enjoy your favorite latte or espresso, banana cake or croissant and to catch up on the day’s news (via the available free copies of the Caymanian Times, of course!). It’s a go-to spot for George Town’s business community, who are looking for a grab-and-go breakfast or lunch that they know will be tasty and fresh. Located on the 2nd floor in the heart of Cayman’s capital, the shop also gives you a first-class view of the comings and goings in George Town, all in air conditioned serenity.
Daily Grind uses Lavazza coffee beans which offer a smooth rich flavored coffee and expertly pull shots on their Italian San Giorgio espresso machine. Coffees are reasonably priced: our yardstick is a 12oz latte at CI$4.50 and CI$4.95 for a 16oz and they don’t charge extra for non-dairy milks (almond and coconut on offer). Their skilled Barista can fill almost any special request including Dirty Chai, Flat white, London Fog, Dry Cappuccino, Cubano and for the little ones, Babyccino. A variety of flavorings are available for those so inclined, including Turmeric, Caramel, white chocolate and Irish cream, begging the question “one pump or two?” To cool you off on these hot summer days, they have an excellent selection of iced drinks, including reasonably priced iced coffee, iced latte, iced mocha and frappe. You could also try their iced passion tea lemonade which sounds delightful and their fruit smoothies including “Feel the beet” and “Green clean”. Their baked to order service provides “straight out of the oven” goodies including their “ahhmazing” Cinnamon rolls and Cream puffs which have gained Island-wide popularity.
Wednesdays are definitely the best days to stock up on your Daily Grind coffee as you can take advantage of their buy one, get one free coffee (BOGO) special on that day only.
Rediscover the Daily Grind and you will be coming back time and time again.