Jason Blair purchased the Grind House Café (formerly knows as “The Grind”) in fall of 2016. Jason was formerly employed at Thompson Rivers University as an Aboriginal outreach worker and life skills coach before he made the decision to venture off and open his own business. The Grind House Café was a perfect choice for him as he is very familiar with the hospitality industry from past involvement of his own, as well as coming from a family with many years of experience in this field.
The Grind House Café has been a community fixture in Kamloops for the past 27 years and developed a reputation for being a hip and trendy hangout. It was the first specialty coffee shop in town. Jason’s goal is to honor the authentic feel of the original Grind while incorporating a more sustainable and eco-friendly principle. The Grind House Café uses as many local products as possible and strives to provide high-end coffee, food items, and baked goods in a unique and eclectic space. Organic, whole food ingredients are the base for their food as well as drinks. Entertainment is also an important aspect to the business. It is very important for Jason to promote local and independent art and music. The Grind House Café features live local indie, bluegrass, folk, deep funk and house music artists.
The Grind House Café will make its best effort to create a unique place for you to enjoy the best brewed coffee in town and relieve your daily stress by providing piece of mind through great ambience, friendly customer service, and products of consistently high quality.