The Grind

The Grind Consciously crafted bites and beverages. A collaboration of community featuring organic, locally
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Permanently closed.

The Grind is a community focused coffee bar located alongside the rail trail in historic downtown Derry, NH. The Grind gives local food artisans and farmers an outlet to share their creations, rail trail enthusiasts (and dog lovers!) a perfect place for a pit stop, and our Grind Family a place to relax and enjoy people and the planet.

10/01/2023

Psssst. A little birdie told us the doors will be open, and you can grab 'Java On Broadway' tomorrow β˜•πŸ¦

We are wishing them success in their new spot!

Be well everyone, and love always ❀️

Coming out of hiding just briefly for this post.  Not sure if you heard, but someone immediately scooped up the Grind Cr...
09/08/2023

Coming out of hiding just briefly for this post. Not sure if you heard, but someone immediately scooped up the Grind Crew the very second they clocked out of their last shift a few weeks back. Seriously. They clocked out, and then "whoosh" adopted. Gonzo. So fast your head would spin. Lucky peeps all around, we'd say. Find them here, of course slaying it and smiling:



πŸ•πŸ»πŸ₯—❀️

08/31/2023

Fall: The season of change. 🍁

How timely is it then, that 5 West Broadway will be welcoming a new cafe this fall?

Stay tuned for more information, we will post more as soon as we have permission to share it.

❀️

That's all she wrote, folks.  ❀️
07/30/2023

That's all she wrote, folks. ❀️

Dearest Grind Family, A Success StoryIt was early 2014 when a planet friendly, community loving, judgment-free social ex...
07/28/2023

Dearest Grind Family,

A Success Story

It was early 2014 when a planet friendly, community loving, judgment-free social experiment disguised itself as a cafe and planted itself to bloom in a tired little downtown. The downtown needed a few more hands to hold on to it, more love and kindness to spread around it, more people to believe in it, and in each other.

For the better part of ten years, the cafe community made lots of things together. They really did bloom into a colorful and vibrant downtown. They made neighbors who bought breakfast for strangers and coffee for newcomers. They made time for conversation and time to listen. They read books, played music and games, and they danced and donated and dressed up and marched in parades. They volunteered together, laughed a lot together, cried a lot together. They made families, and friends, husbands, wives and partners, and they even made babies. They won lots of awards, and they did because the community believed in each other. They hosted world leaders, state officials, and presidential hopefuls.

This community showed everyone that kindness wins, to be imperfectly human is universal, and that resilience and grace are not only possible but necessary. Together, they held on to each other tightly and survived a really, really difficult few years. They all changed just a little.

Most importantly, they supported and trusted a strong and continuous collection of young, badass, mostly female little leaders, they reminded them they can do anything they set their mind to, and so they did. And it was awesome. And they also, along the way, made coffees.

It's clearly our story. We did all of it. We planted here, and we grew and grew and it was so colorful, and so beautiful, and we became a breathtaking human community garden that I am so proud of, and I hope you are too.

I am proud. I am grateful beyond measure. I am also extraordinarily tired. Our season has been coming to an end, and this is going to be the last weekend for the cafe.

Although I might be tired, I'm not defeated, and I ask you to join us in celebrating our success as a small business, your success as a community, and the overall success of a really great downtown. My head is high and my heart is full, and I trust that yours will be, too.

We don’t yet know what is next for the space, but we will keep you posted when we do. You’ll see us there for a few weeks, popping in and out, sorting our things and (hopefully!) welcoming someone else in. Our hope is to pass the torch of this special space to another welcoming spot, where we can all continue to gather and bloom in this community we created.

As you can imagine, this is a really emotional thing to post, and an even more emotional weekend to experience. Disappointing people who feel at home at The Grind isn't my intention, and I ask for your grace in your responses. This has been a very personal, well thought out, gut wrenching chapter to close, and I'm probably going to need some time to process it all once this is sent to the public. Please be patient if I'm away from social media. The overwhelming gratitude I feel to everyone is too much, as are the tears that come with it.

Only love always,

Melanie, Glenn, our whole family, and the crew

Because, cake.
07/22/2023

Because, cake.

Sounds about right.
07/21/2023

Sounds about right.

Hours update from today through the upcoming holiday week:This week we are open 7-2pm and will be closed at night.  See ...
06/29/2023

Hours update from today through the upcoming holiday week:

This week we are open 7-2pm and will be closed at night. See you here early in the day, come enjoy the trail and pop in for a shaved ice!

Next week we will be taking the week off (Thursday June 29 - Sunday-July 2) so we can all take some time with family for the long holiday weekend. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

Twins!  Lemon Blueberry Grind Ice and a slice of  lemon blueberry cake, ready for you on the patio till 10pm.  β€οΈπŸ˜‹      ...
06/16/2023

Twins! Lemon Blueberry Grind Ice and a slice of lemon blueberry cake, ready for you on the patio till 10pm. β€οΈπŸ˜‹

Best. Cookie.  Ever.
06/15/2023

Best. Cookie. Ever.

It's called The Best Cookie Ever... because, it is. You need a Browned Butter Bourbon Chocolate Chunk Cookie in your life....now at The Grind

Hmmmmm....ketchup, or no ketchup?  Daydreaming Brewing Company begs to know.  You have tonight to 'cask' your vote, till...
06/10/2023

Hmmmmm....ketchup, or no ketchup? Daydreaming Brewing Company begs to know. You have tonight to 'cask' your vote, till 7pm across the street!

Congratulations to all the graduates this season.   and  are lucky to have had these two, and man oh man so are we.  Ple...
06/09/2023

Congratulations to all the graduates this season. and are lucky to have had these two, and man oh man so are we. Please join us in congratulating Cassie and Alexa as they graduate highschool this weekend and head to the US Coast Guard and Elon University, respectively. ❀️

These are some kind, strong, intelligent, hard working, logical, gracious, fun loving women. We don't need to tell any of you that their future is very, very bright. We are very lucky indeed. Solid work, moms and dads. You can officially drop the mic.

Cassie and Alexa, like we tell any of our kiddos each time they go off into the world: "Don't be dumb"

So much love,
All the rest of us

The Grind Dogs are speaking up.  Yours can join the pack here:
05/27/2023

The Grind Dogs are speaking up. Yours can join the pack here:

Change NH State Law to Allow Dogs in Restaurants at Owner Discretion

Tomorrow: Moms take a walk on the rail trail and meet your family at The Grind, or take em along, your choice 🀣Enjoy a T...
05/13/2023

Tomorrow: Moms take a walk on the rail trail and meet your family at The Grind, or take em along, your choice 🀣

Enjoy a TOAST to mamas (Avocado? Fresh? Monkey or Nutty?).

Plus Momosas on the patio!

Mom you pick:

hard kombucha OR sparkling rose with

Pineapple
Orange
Blueberry lemonade or
Green tea apple.

Want a mocktail? We gotchu.

Happiness is a piece of cake and dog snuggles.   Hilarious is when you've never met the dog before.                     ...
05/12/2023

Happiness is a piece of cake and dog snuggles. Hilarious is when you've never met the dog before.

We have a great night planned for you on the patio or inside!  See you here till 10pm!
05/06/2023

We have a great night planned for you on the patio or inside! See you here till 10pm!

Draught pic.
05/05/2023

Draught pic.

Thank you, Julie Huss, for your tireless commitment to our community, and for taking the time to ask us what's going on ...
05/04/2023

Thank you, Julie Huss, for your tireless commitment to our community, and for taking the time to ask us what's going on down here!

DERRY β€”It’s a typical day at the Grind in downtown Derry.

BLAT. Come get this Thurs, Friday or Saturday on the noon-4 Bites menu.
04/29/2023

BLAT.

Come get this Thurs, Friday or Saturday on the noon-4 Bites menu.





Currently hazy with a chance of beer.
04/29/2023

Currently hazy with a chance of beer.




We are pausing our regular programming to address a heavy,  serious   conversation stemming from a tragic moment this we...
04/24/2023

We are pausing our regular programming to address a heavy, serious conversation stemming from a tragic moment this week.

You are never alone. If you feel weird, tired, lonely, a little empty, even scared to be in your own skin, picture yourself sitting right here in this picture.

We are proud to be somewhere to sit and be among a kind collection of community that doesn't judge your weird, or your tired, or your empty or scared. We know from feedback and conversations that we have been that space for some.

Together, we'll have a knowing glance or a smirk if you're weird like us, we can commiserate if you're tired (like us!), we know resources we can guide you towards if you're empty or scared.

If you are empty or scared, it demands a conversation. Even if it means you sit at the bar and don't order anything EXCEPT conversation. We will be quietly alerted to your needs, and this entire badass community will hold your hand and quietly make sure you're cared for.

We are people first, community first, and if you're coming in because you're scared to be alone, and aren't sure what to say, please just sit at the bar and ask for conversation when we say "What can I get you?" We got you.

Love Always,

Your Grind Family

Board meetings.OrBored? Games.
04/23/2023

Board meetings.
Or
Bored? Games.

"It's practically a salad"πŸ₯•Fresh pressed carrot juice, ginger liquor, other veggie-type earth grown things, and wine, wh...
04/20/2023

"It's practically a salad"πŸ₯•

Fresh pressed carrot juice, ginger liquor, other veggie-type earth grown things, and wine, which is fruit, are all shaken together and garnished with a small slice of salad.

Open tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday night till 10pm. Make dinner reservations and swing by before or after for bites and beverages.

Let's go, Derry!

Name cred

That. Was. Bananas.  To all who came out, visited with us to show support of our new concept,  waited in lines DOWN THE ...
04/16/2023

That. Was. Bananas.

To all who came out, visited with us to show support of our new concept, waited in lines DOWN THE SIDEWALK today in the rain, patiently accepted menu changes on the fly, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We have never, in 9 years, seen the volume of people we saw yesterday, and then topped it today. We RAN OUT OF COFFEE. We RAN OUT OF CAKE. We KICKED MULTIPLE KEGS. Pretty sure Glenn ate a candle.

Our staff is made up of the most badass humans we could ever ask for, including their families. ❀️

We probably missed a few tags, but if you were tagged, it's because you helped push us across the finish line and we are so, SO appreciative.

We are emotional, exhausted, supported, full, fuzzy and hopeful for the future of our little downtown community.

Grateful isn't even the right word.

See you Thursday 7am-10pm.

It dawned on us,  we haven't told you how to navigate   this weekend!1. Make dinner reservations downtown! πŸ“±  2. Come vi...
04/12/2023

It dawned on us, we haven't told you how to navigate this weekend!

1. Make dinner reservations downtown! πŸ“±






2. Come visit The Grind before or after for snacks, light bites, and amazing desserts prepared by . Nothing says "Hello Spring!" like a beer and a giant slice of cake. 🍰🍺

🚘 Parking: the Abbott Court lot is right ACROSS Broadway, steps from The Grind, with FREE safe parking (swipe to peek at the map). Or use on street parking. There is also another FREE lot behind town hall. 🏫

!!!!!IMPORTANT!!!!!!⚠️
The lot behind The Grind is NOT public, NOT ours at all, it belongs to the residential building. There are two black signs posted in the dark, (none at the entrance), that are nearly impossible to see at night even if you're looking for them, but trust us they WILL DEFINITELY HAVE YOU TOWED. Please spread the word, it's just under $400, cash only, to retrieve your car no exceptions.
🚲 If you ride your bike or walk we have you covered. πŸ˜œπŸ€πŸ–€πŸ©ΆπŸ’›πŸ§‘

It's all starting to come into focus.  Consciously crafted bites and beverages.   Consciously crafted cake and beers, fo...
04/06/2023

It's all starting to come into focus.

Consciously crafted bites and beverages.

Consciously crafted cake and beers, for example.

Come before or after dinner for coffee, drinks, desserts, and small bites.

We are officially open till 10pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning April 13th.

Outdoor seating available.

Let's go, Derry.

πŸ€πŸ©ΆπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ€
04/03/2023

πŸ€πŸ©ΆπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ€

04/01/2023

🌸🏡️🌷

Sit and stay.
03/09/2023

Sit and stay.

Seasonal Confusion:Acai smoothie bowl with a side of hot coffee.  Vibes kinda like shorts and a sweatshirt. Thursday-Sun...
03/06/2023

Seasonal Confusion:
Acai smoothie bowl with a side of hot coffee. Vibes kinda like shorts and a sweatshirt.

Thursday-Sunday

Puppy love 🀍
02/12/2023

Puppy love 🀍

https://www.facebook.com/100044910622468/posts/750108633162817/?app=fblGuys!  How cool is THIS?  Check out the link at t...
02/11/2023

https://www.facebook.com/100044910622468/posts/750108633162817/?app=fbl

Guys! How cool is THIS? Check out the link at the end of this post! SO excited to have been included in the creation of this in a teensy way. Just in time for Valentine's day, recognize anything?

Give it all the downloads and follows and love....rules!!

❀️❀️❀️

https://youtu.be/F8rTsb8RUPw

Love Rules- Out Now! https://open.spotify.com/track/5TPEutiM5AcW8F2qLhtwdY?si=JiHpk27WTRykuKbuH0uP8g

Here to ask all the important questions.  ("I don't have one" is not an option.   You've been captured, and your only ch...
02/09/2023

Here to ask all the important questions.

("I don't have one" is not an option. You've been captured, and your only chance at release is singing karaoke, so let's hear it)

So, so very many puns, so little time.
02/05/2023

So, so very many puns, so little time.

There's a whole lotta love mixed in with the coffee.
02/05/2023

There's a whole lotta love mixed in with the coffee.

We will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Open Thursday through Sunday.  Grind fam, it just doesn't make s...
01/23/2023

We will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Open Thursday through Sunday.

Grind fam, it just doesn't make sense for us to be open Mon-Wednesday, although since the holidays we gave it a ....shot? β˜•

We are community focused and always have been. That means when the community flexes, so do we. So for now, we're here when you are:

Thursday-Sunday.

See you then!

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5 W Broadway
Derry, NH
03038

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