Henry Westphal opened the Daily Grind Café and Espresso Bar in April of 2014. While operating a coffee bar in Hayward, California since 1996, he felt it was finally time to open a neighborhood café in his hometown of Livermore.
Henry's background started in the hotel and restaurant management program at Cal Poly Pomona, where after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, began working for Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Henry stayed with Hyatt Hotels for approximately 15 years, at which time he left to work for a boutique hotel company in Northern California.
When starting a family proved too important to sacrifice time, he opened his first coffee bar in San Francisco, which ultimately led to his current location in Livermore.
The employees at the Daily Grind are more than just your average Baristas! They have great attitudes, wonderful personalities, and most importantly they always strive to make your experience at the Café one that is pleasurable. The staff are excellent in their craft of preparing designer sandwiches, wraps, lattes or just merely a pour over cup of coffee. But most importantly, they pridefully offer friendly, considerate service and conversation. Each one of our staff members are very special, each bringing a little uniqueness to the Café.
The Original Crew (2014)
Meet the Employees
Paul has worked at the Daily Grind since its opening in April of 2014. He loves meeting and talking to all of our great customers. Some of his hobbies include model painting and writing. His favorite Daily Grind food is the P.S.T.A. sandwich. When he is thirsty, nothing satisfies him more than an iced chai with soy milk.
Kyle has worked at the Daily Grind since it has opened. When he is not working, you can always catch him on the Livermore Frisbee Golf Course! He also loves all types of music, especially country. Kyle has even driven down to southern California for Stagecoach multiple times. His favorite food and drink from the Daily Grind are the Avocado Toast and an iced dirty chai.