Just in time for autumn, downtown Silsbee now has its first coffee shop. The grand opening of the Grindhouse was on October 1 and customers were filtering in all day excited to try the variety of coffee drinks. There is an inside seating area as well as an outdoor patio that faces the Frank K. Rudisaile pavilion where bands will set up for live music on the weekends. They will offer high tea on Tuesdays and movie nights in addition to the weekend bands.
The Grindhouse menu includes espresso, latte, hot cocoa, iced mocha, Italian sodas, smoothies, and muffins and baked bread in the mornings. Barista, Kendra Georgas, stays busy behind the counter mixing the variety of drinks for customers.
The owners, husband and wife team Ann Gonzalez and Robert Alvarado started thinking about opening a coffee shop around a year ago. Initially, they operated an antiques store in this location. With all of the competition in Silsbee for antique shops; they decided to take a chance on changing it to a coffee shop.
Customer Angela Williams, who works at a nearby car dealership, said “We’ve been watching the Facebook posts for a while. We were ready for it to open.”
The Grindhouse is located in downtown Silsbee at 220 N.4th Street and is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; and is closed Sunday and Monday.