GROUNDED is a new coffee shop, now open at The Wilds.

Fancy a good cup of coffee or tea?

GROUNDED is a brand new café run by local residents of Barking and Dagenham. It is a coffee co-operative business that offers specialised coffee in a beautiful setting based at the Wilds at Barking Riverside.

The café is brought to you by a collaboration between Barking Riverside Limited and Every One Every Day. These organisations have invited local residents to join Coffee:Works, a co-operative business development programme. Coffee:Works was open to all residents of Barking and Dagenham and took place this summer across five weeks. Participants learned everything there is to know about the art of coffee making and how to run a café.

The café will pioneer an environmental approach, encouraging customers to use keep-cups rather than one time use take away cups. GROUNDED will incorporate as a co-operative business giving ownership to the workers.

Over the next few months, the team will test different opening hours and menu additions to understand what works best for the local area. Come by, say hi and have a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake.

For more info and accurate opening hours please visit:

GROUNDED is a partnership project:

Opening times

Monday - Thursday: 9:30am-4:00pm
Friday: closed
Saturday: 9:30am-4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-3:00pm

Want to follow the coffee co-operative's journey?

Check out the GROUNDED website here.