A coffee house in Pennsport? You don't say! And a vegan one, to boot!
Grindcore House on the corner of Greenwich and 4th streets is bare bones, but retains it's beautiful Philly rowhouse interior. A coffee bar and pastry case is the focus of the front room along with a chest-level ledge along the front window, and in back is a sitting room with a couch and tables at the end of a narrow walkway.
The back room also serves as a space for artists. Currently PHL: Printers/Haters/Lovers anoints the walls. Live performances will also take place at Grindcore House.
A Barrister bookcase filled with an array of vegan/veg, anarcho, and political books enriches the minds of the younger kids hanging in house that sing along to the mix of indie, punk, hardcore, and grindcore music that plays throughout the coffee house. As an older kid, I keep waiting to hear a track from my ex's 80's hardcore band.Grindcore House is a drop off point for Books Through Bars, an organization that sends books to prisoners, so be sure to send them your no longer needed books. In the future you'll be able to pick up a book, too, as Grindcore House figures out a system for lending to their customers
Grindcore House is just shy of being two weeks old, so is still working out details on lots of things, including their permanent hours.
They've got the coffee down, which is supplied by Goshen, a 100% organic coffee roaster in St. Louis. Daily selections of black, green and herbal teas are down. And their vegan creamers — soy, rice, almond, and coconut milks — are also good to go.Desserts are down, too. Vegan Treats, along with a handful of local Philly vegan bakers supply Grindcore House's baked goods.
Wi-fi is up and running, and a vegan sandwich and lunch menu should be coming soon. I can't wait for seitan sandwiches to get in my belly!
Thank you, Grindcore House, for choosing the much under served Philly neighborhood of Pennsport to open shop. You're our new regular!
1515 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147