Griddle & Grind St Neots: Cheese lovers' paradise opens with artisan toasties on offer

A cheese lovers’ paradise has opened on St Neots high street in Cambridgeshire. Griddle & Grind, which started out as a food truck, specialises in artisan grilled cheese sandwiches with award-winning cheeses sourced from a local business. The menu includes several vegan options, while you can also enjoy smoothies, coffee and more from the cafe’s deli.

Most of the cheeses on offer are British and provided by Cheese Plus in Cambridge. Owner James Larman, who also runs Bohemia bar and restaurant in St Neots, said that Griddle & Grind is a “little bit of London outside of London”. “It’s completely different to anything else around here,” he said.

Griddle & Grind opened today (April 14) in St Neots

Currently operating a takeaway-only service in line with the coronavirus rules, the cafe also has seating indoors for when lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Griddle & Grind was born out of a food truck that James started six years ago. “Lots of people loved the idea. It was really strong that whole time so we thought to put it into bricks and mortar,” James said.

“An amazing space came up on the high street and I thought let’s go for it!” Speaking after opening this morning (April 14), James said the cafe was already busy. “We’ve head of steady flow of customers already.

I feel really positive about the week so far.” “It’s been a really tough year but the future’s still really bright. Hopefully it’s just a blip in a long history, lots of people want to get back to normal.”

Griddle & Grind is open from 8am to 4pm, seven days a week.