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The Grind Cafe

Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1571
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Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in Underberg
Price range: $5 - $15
Sun - Sat 5:15 am - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare, Sandwiches
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food is priced higher than average, portions are small and tasteless, waiters also walked past us many times and didn't pay much attention to us, Pizza was watery and was stuck to the bottom of the take away box.

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Wade S, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I must, however, object, with respect, to your comments. I'm not sure what average you are comparing us to, but compared to the other restaurants in the area we are very competitively priced and our portions are quite generous. If you are comparing us to KFC or Nando's, then, yes,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

The first and second time I visited The Grind Café 15 months ago, at the previous premises just down the road, I had a great experience with friendly, efficient staff and tasty food. I visited them today at the new premises and firstly I noticed a lacking atmosphere. The new floor space is huge and looks barren in a way,... More

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Wade S, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

My sincere apologies for your bad experience at The Grind Cafè. The waitron who served you had only been hired a few days previously and clearly had not learned the menu and perhaps has not had adequate training. I agree with you that the tramezzini did look terrible and unappetising and it, along with the breakfast, was certainly not anywhere... More

Hermanus, South Africa
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have been regulars at The Grind Cafe over the years and have always enjoyed their 'Duma' pizzas and home made Canneloni as well as Illy coffee - the best in town! However we were totally bowled over when Lucas, a waiter who has been with the Grind all through various owners and changes, insisted on paying for our last... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Fantastic food experience. Spanish Fiesta, Trout Fish (too bony though), Tramizini (brilliant) and open faced sandwich. Its a pity that they didnt offer pizzas at 11am. Hazelnut Latte is a must try. Space for kids to play.

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Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I noticed that everybody who had visited Underberg had been for lunch at Grind Cafe' so we had to go. I enjoyed a lovely pizza and super-cold draught beer. Warm atmosphere inside or tables outside in the shade or sun. Well worth a visit.

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Durban, South Africa
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68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stopped for quick lunch on way to Drak Gardens. Was fine. Service good, food satisfactory. Coffee was amazing! Would return just for the coffee!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Not a bad spot for a quick bite, but their meals are hit and miss. I'd probably recommend the pizza or pasta before any other dish on the menu however.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

In fairness we can only comment on having breakfast at The Grind and tossed up between a poor and average rating, settled on average based on the coffee being made as requested eg double shot, and the service being friendly and efficient. The coffee was the up side, the food was very ordinary. Two very dry pieces of bacon, two... More

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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Wade prepared a delicious perfectly grilled fillet, with Vegies served on a hot plate. Will most certainly be our regular choice. Relaxed atmosphere where locals and visitors can relax, have a good meal and watch sport. Wine list needs to be worked on though. Well done Wade.

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Wade S, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to serving you many more great meals. We are currently working on our wine selection and should have a fully stocked wine rack within the next few days. Hope to see you soon. More

The Hague, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This restaurant has free Wifi and a big menu. Some nights it can be very busy because of "actions". The staff is friendly and the restaurant has good prices. It is not really cosy, but just conformtable for a well priced (quick) diner.

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