BEST OF COLUMBIA 2017
Best Place to Get a Cup of Coffee
"The Grind Coffee House opened in May 2016 and has quickly built a loyal following for owner Aucky El-Tayash's fresh take on quality and customer service. It starts with his main fare, coffee, and extends to friendly staff and spacious, comfortable surroundings. The Grind's signature drink, the "Aucky," (named after guess who) has a double shot of espresso, a bit of sugar and steamed half and half. "It's in between a latté and a cappuccino and it's delicious."
The Grind stays open 24 hours a day during finals week. A conference room, available for meetings, turns into a study room at night. Comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, a study bar with iPad holders and chargers attracts a diverse clientele, and Aucky says he gets lots of compliments on his playlists. "I love the oldies. I have lots of Sinatra."
TOP OF THE TOWN 2017
Top Coffee Meeting Location
"A newcomer to Columbia, The Grind offers professionals on the South side of town a place to meet up, relax, and enjoy a great specialty coffee drink in a laid-back, modern setting."