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The Grind Cafe

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Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare
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Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1571
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Grind Cafe is a spacious, family restaurant, serving Illy coffee (for...
The Grind Cafe is a spacious, family restaurant, serving Illy coffee (for the greatest cappuccino), wood burning oven baked pizzas, home-made pastas & burgers, steaks, salads & light meals. With free Wifi for customers and an in-store DVD rental shop.
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Coffee Stop

a lovely little coffee shop/cafe with a reasonably priced diverse menu and lovely food for those trips into town to shop or passers by checking the scene out n wanting something to eat/drink.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Howard S
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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Families with children
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Pretoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The owners have conflicting ideas of what they want the restaurant to be. One sees it as a quaint pub with funny slogans and paraphernalia. The other sees it as a typical sixties diner with classy furniture and lights. The result is a mixture of clashing decor. In addition, the furniture and fixtures are not cleaned regularly. Given that the... More 

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Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

a lovely little coffee shop/cafe with a reasonably priced diverse menu and lovely food for those trips into town to shop or passers by checking the scene out n wanting something to eat/drink.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This restaurant is a great find in Underberg. We stopped in for dinner the night before sani2c for pizza and wine and it was a welcomed surprise. The staff are very accommodating and the food was great. Definitely made the Sani experience worthwhile 😉😊

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Richmond, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While holidaying in the area, we stopped for a bite to eat and were really surprised at the delicious pizza!! A nice spacious eatery with comfortable seating options.

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Underberg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As a local we are often here for Thursday's half price pizza/pasta night. Fun night out for the family, great pizza's, great company! Thx for always accommodating our offices fussy lunch time take outs. Burgers are definitely the best!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

After a long day tour up Sani Pass, we had a relaxing dinner at The Grind Cafe. My husband had a huge portion of delicious lasagne with salad and I had yummy pizza with enough left over for lunch the next day! The restaurant was quiet the night we were there, but were told by locals it can be noisy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Going cafe is situated in the only active shopping mall layout in town. It's just off the main road and entrance to the mall requires some bundubashing through some rough terrain due to potholes. Once there, the better atmosphere is outside as inside is like a warehouse. The service was average and the coffee, considering it is Illy, was bad.... More 

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Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, we really appreciate it. I would like to apologize for the coffee you were served! I have recently employed a new staff member who is still learning the fine art of making a good coffee and he is getting better everyday. I have spoken to all my staff members regarding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Burgers were good and chips delicious. All day breakfast was a hit and the coffee was on form for the middle of nowhere. Thumbs up from me.

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Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We really appreciate it. Our burgers are always a favourite with the locals as well as the all day breakfast, we have a number of regulars who will often have breakfast for dinner, myself included. We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and coffees with us and look forward to seeing you... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I give lots of 4 and 5 star ratings but struggle with more than 3.5 for this breakfast (the TripAdvisor app does not enable half stars... Situated in a small village style shopping cluster, a camping equipment and Sani Pass tours shop was open and the others closed (Easter Sunday). Egg Vegetable Frittata was very good in fact but the... More 

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Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, we really appreciate it. I would like to apologize for the coffee you were served! I have recently employed a new staff member who is still learning the fine art of making a good coffee and he is getting better everyday. Hopefully on your next visit you will have a... More 

Ballito
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately this restaurant is not as good as it used to be. Their current location is in a building that used to be a clothing chain store. The decor is non existent and reminds one of a boarding school dining room. The Thursday night special pizza is dreadful and the worst pizza I have eaten in a long time. Service... More 

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Wade279, Owner at The Grind Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize for your bad experience at The Grind Cafè. The reason for us moving into the larger premises is that, as we are one of the most popular restaurants in the area, we had outgrown the small premises of the previous store and had to expand. I am sorry that you do not find our décor appealing, I am... More 

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Additional Information about The Grind Cafe

Address: Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 33 701 1571
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

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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: Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Pizza & Pasta, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Grind Cafe is a spacious, family restaurant, serving Illy coffee (for the greatest cappuccino), wood burning oven baked pizzas, home-made pastas & burgers, steaks, salads & light meals. With free Wifi for customers and an in-store DVD rental shop.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?