In a bit of a weekend tour of Kelham Island (Sheffield’s v.cool up and coming industrial district), we are covering an independent cafe and rooftop bar all in one post! 2 for the price of 1!
First up, the Grind Café. A Kelham Island establishment since 2010 – they have been serving up coffee, breakfast, lunch and amaaazing sausage rolls to Sheffield and we are loving it. Every time we go it is busy, yet there is never much wait for seating or food, which is impressive. The staff are very welcoming and easy to have a laugh with. The only difficulty – choosing what to have! There is a menu on the table, another menu and specials above the till, a cabinet filled with delicious-looking salads and sides and the crowning glory – the selection of cakes. You are spoiled for choice!
On this particular visit we had tomato & red pepper soup, 2 sausage rolls (obvs – they are legendary in Sheffield) and a dish of spicy tomato potatoes/beans.
All of it was warm, hearty and flavourful. Everything is very fresh and feels like it’s made with love!
If you are around Kelham we definitely recommend stopping by and sampling the deliciousness that Grind Cafe has to offer.
After a late lunch, we stopped by Sheffield’s rooftop bar – INC at Krynkl. INC opened towards the end of 2016 and is part of a cool and creative development overlooking the Shalesmoor roundabout. Krynkl, for those that haven’t visited, is a block of upcycled shipping containers that house a variety of businesses, from a restaurant, to a sports massage business, to a Trib3 workout space. INC is on the top of this creative hub and offers up a treat for the senses – specialist cocktails, views of the city and regular live music nights.
On our visit the bar was bustling and lively, with groups of friends socialising across sofas and a DJ providing soundtracks to the weekend vibe. Although the drinks are slightly higher than we are used to in Sheffield, this bar is pretty niche and I can understand why they charge a bit more. The cocktail was sweet, strong and nicely presented.
We only stayed for an hour or so but I can imagine it transforms from casual drinks to party as the evening goes on. I think this would be a good place to celebrate a birthday or a cool pre-drinks before heading into town. Also, they have heaters and some overhead shelter, lighting and music to ensure you can stay and enjoy yourself until it closes – come rain or shine!
It was slightly more upmarket and an older crowd than we usually go for, but we still enjoyed ourselves and would go back for more.