Groundwork News

Dear DTLA . . .

After more than ten years on 2nd and Main, it’s time to bid farewell to our DTLA café. But fear not: Our coffee truck will be parked out front to fulfill all of your Groundwork needs. We’ll also be serving up all of your favorites at our nearby Arts District location on Traction Ave., per usual. Be sure to stop by!

Groundwork Cafes Now at Whole Foods Market 365

Groundwork Coffee in 365 by Whole Foods Market in Santa Monica

We’re beyond excited to announce that Groundwork is opening cafés in not one, but two brand-new 365 by Whole Foods markets. At our 365 Lake Oswego spot, opening this Friday, we’ll be serving our full beverage menu, plus fresh baked goods. Meanwhile, our 365 Santa Monica location, set to open on August 9, will offer our full beverage menu, house-made baked goods, grab-and-go items, and complete made-to-order food menu. Best of all, by growing in L.A. and Portland, we can continue to provide the Groundwork faithful with the finest in locally roasted, certified organic goodness!

Back And Better Than Ever

Vegan Horchata & Cold Brew back in time for the summer!

This summer, we’re bringing back our Horchata & Cold Brew seasonal beverage. But this year, we’ve updated the traditional recipe with a more modern, inclusive approach. Say hello to the Vegan Horchata & Cold Brew. By substituting sweetened condensed coconut milk for the sweetened condensed milk from our original recipe, we’ve made this authentic drink available to people of more dietary types. Enjoy!

Meet Barnana

Barnana are now in Groundwork Cafe's

Things to know about Barnana, the latest snack food to adorn Groundwork's L.A. cafe countertops:

  1. They’re delicious, chewy banana bites.
  2. They’re loaded with potassium, naturally.
  3. They’re made with perfectly imperfect bananas. What’s a perfectly imperfect banana, you ask? All too often, scuffed, overripe, or oddly sized bananas are rejected for export and your consumption. Which means they simply go to waste. Well, not anymore!
  4. Speaking of sustainability, did you know that Barnana uses dried banana peels, pressed into “pellets,” as an energy source to power the dehydration ovens that produce all of their delicious, chewy goodness? Well, they do!

So, your new favorite snack food, now available at your favorite Groundwork cafe, is:

  1. Good for you.
  2. Good for the environment.
  3. Good for all of those bananas that will never again be left behind.


Happy 4th from Groundwork!

happy 4th of july from Groundwork Coffee

In anticipation of Independence Day, we wanted to let you know that our cafes will be closing at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, July 4th. If you’re in Old Town PDX, our 1st Ave. location will be open until noon on the 3rd and closed on the 4th. Here’s to an amazing holiday!