We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Grind Cafe

$$
Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare, Sandwiches
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1571
Today
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:15 am - 9:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 36 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best burger since a while

Was recommended by a local butcher, first impressions will be a large room looks like it could be a dance spot at night, service good hamburger good but no atmosphere and kitchen staff loud will stop for a take away next time

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
1972louise2014
,
Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Was recommended by a local butcher, first impressions will be a large room looks like it could be a dance spot at night, service good hamburger good but no atmosphere and kitchen staff loud will stop for a take away next time

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Good Day, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I really do appreciate it! I am happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again. I would like to apologise for the noise made by the kitchen staff! they are reprimanded several times a day for the noise... More 

Singapore
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Might be the first Singaporean around here. So this place deserves a mighty review. I stumbled onto the Thursday special - thin crusted pizza for like R30? That's way too epic. They do pretty good coffee too. And comes with free WiFi too. Highly recommend this place for any international foreigner enroute to the Sani Pass.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you managed to stumble upon our Thursday night special which is very popular with the locals and visitors alike. More 

south africa
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had lunch there after the Sani Stagger. The food was good fare for what I expected; the equivalent of fast food chain. The seating area is very large and impersonal, definitely no ambiance, but then again I was not expecting it either. Although I initially associated it with a coffee shop, the machine was broken and none was available. Would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it. I would like to apologise for the fact that you were unable to have a coffee, as our coffee really is the best (I think) in town. Unfortunately the water supply to Underberg had been interrupted for the day and only came back on after 2pm.... More 

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food is delicious. I had the mushroom burger which was packed with flavour in every bite, including the bun which is toasted to perfection. Dessert was the home-made strawberry cheesecake which was sublime. Excellent service was just the cherry on top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for you great review! We really appreciate it. Our home-made burger patties are a favourite and we are happy that you enjoyed yours. Hope to see you again on your next visit to Underberg. More 

Durban
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If hungry and with lots of people or family , just go to the Grind. Excellent value for money. When in the berg, one of my places for a good pizza.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Grind Cafe also viewed

Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
 
Himeville, KwaZulu-Natal

Been to The Grind Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Monday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Tuesday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Thursday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Friday
5:15 am - 9:00 am
Saturday
5:15 am - 9:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Grind Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?