David Abrahamovitch and Kaz James, founders of Shoreditch Grind, the independent espresso bar on London’s Old Street roundabout, have secured a second site for the concept in Soho, M&C Report has learnt.

Their new Soho Grind will open later this spring at 19 Beak Street.

It is thought that the group is close to securing a further site for a Hoxton Grind.

The original Shoreditch Grind opened in June 2011.

James, who is also a songwriter and producer, has a recording studio above the Shioreditch site, with recent visiting artists including former Jeff Beck Group, Faces and Stones’ guitarist Ronnie Wood.

Emma Flathers at Davis Coffer Lyons acted on the Beak Street deal.