Updated: Aug 7, 2020
It’s 7 am, Friday morning and the weekend is right there in your reach and yet it’s slipping through your fingers. The last 5 minutes felt like 5 years, and your eyes are getting heavier and heavier with each passing minute. You know what it sounds like? You need to stop by Broad Street Grind or how else will you get through the day?! Broad Street Grind opened its doors to Souderton on January 31st, 2017, and as their website states, they’ve been “building the community and cultivating meaningful relationships, one cup of coffee at a time” ever since.
Phil Shade, owner of the one-of-a-kind coffee house, came up with the idea after noticing a need to create a venue to serve as a meeting place in our community. More importantly, he wanted to bring great Coffee and culture to Souderton!
Let's not overlook their tea. The tea is steeped three times, with fresh leaves and once it’s brewed, the smell will resonate in your nose and haunt you for the rest of your day. We also need to give a shout out for their gourmet food selection! Espresso maple bacon breakfast sandwiches, avocado toast, zucchini noodle salad, butternut bean burritos and twisted BLT's are just a few of the menu items! The chef at Broad Street Grind is a culinary master. There’s no other way to put it.
Food and drinks aside, Broad Street Grind is where the cultural party is! Local musicians play during Souderton's 3rd Fridays, events are held such as Coffee, Tea, and Civil Conversation and Dine and Grind Fridays, all while the work of local artists is shared for 2-month durations! Currently, you can see and purchase the work of Lindsey Schaffner and Sam Swartley!
I asked Phil what made him turn this coffee shop into such a hotspot of entertainment and culture? “I knew it needed to be more than a simple coffee shop. I wanted to create a safe space for everyone in town to gather and talk. It’s a great accomplishment to see it doing this well and to know that I wasn’t crazy for seeing the need ’cause sometimes I thought I was a little crazy.” Well Phil, we’re all crazy for Broad Street Grind. In fact, it’s the sanest way to be. So, it’s 7 am and you don’t know how you’re going to make it through the day. Just trust me, get through your daily Grind on Board Street!
The Broad Street Grind
117 E BROAD ST SOUDERTON, PA 18964