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The Daily Grind

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208 N. New River Rd, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-541-0471
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream is open 7 days a week. We have a...
Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream is open 7 days a week. We have a relaxing setting with FREE WIFI! We offer a variety of menu items. Fresh Brewed Coffee, Latte's, Iced Latte's, Iced Coffee, Smoothie's, Frappe's, Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Bagels, Muffins, Hand Dipped Ice Cream, FRESH HOT DONUTS and much much more!!! Please stop in and visit us.
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  • 145
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great people, great coffee

Family business and it shows. If you can't make friends here, well you will probably have a tough time making friends anywhere. Owners are very customer oriented and you will feel like part of the family if you stop by a few times. I've been going here for years and the coffee is always great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
SnakeCharmerNC
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family business and it shows. If you can't make friends here, well you will probably have a tough time making friends anywhere. Owners are very customer oriented and you will feel like part of the family if you stop by a few times. I've been going here for years and the coffee is always great. Highly recommended!

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Thank SnakeCharmerNC
Wilmington, North Carolina
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice local coffee shop. Their mocha toffee is my personal favorite! The girls are always very friendly, and it feels like you are part of the family when you go in. Be careful ordering an extra shot though, their shots are much stronger than Starbucks! Even my espresso loving husband was shocked haha!

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Thank Paige U
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Love the donuts, the drinks and the staff. We usually visit daily when we vacation in topsail. I wish we could go all the time instead of one week out of the year.

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Thank Sarah M
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Always worth the drive over the bridge (whichever bridge I choose each time, grins). Best all around!!! Much Love, Prayers, and Blessings to ALL of you guys! Many thanks! Julie S. (loving local)

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Thank Julie S
Alaska
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A great little coffe and ice cream shop with home made doughnuts! Free wifi and good local info from the staff.

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Thank herleyberley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee, doughnuts and service! We will be planning a trip back to NC for this shop! This is a must stop if you are in the area. And if not, it's a good reason to get a cup and visit the beach!

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Thank Russell S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee and doughnuts!!! Can't wait to stop by on my next visit to Surf City!! Very laid back atmosphere to enjoy your cup of coffee or almond joy latte!! Friendly service makes you feel at home!!

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Thank Donna H
woodbridge, va
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We tried the chocolate cake - it was really rich and fudgy good!. The apple fritters were very good too. However, the donuts all tasted like soggy, greasy, carnival oil type food. No matter what flavor we tried ( we got a dozen), the oily smell and taste overpowered the flavor it was supposed to taste like.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Great little shop...wonderful coffee, homemade donuts, good selection of muffins and cakes. The owners and staff were so warm and friendly! We have definitely found our new favorite coffee shop and can't wait to return the next time we're on vacation! The Jones Family Jefferson City, MO

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Thank shrezaco97
Tallmadge, Ohio
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Great coffee! Great for your morning pick me up! Shout out to Ohio for bringing good coffee to the beach!!

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Thank Amy W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 208 N. New River Rd, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-541-0471

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream is open 7 days a week. We have a relaxing setting with FREE WIFI! We offer a variety of menu items. Fresh Brewed Coffee, Latte's, Iced Latte's, Iced Coffee, Smoothie's, Frappe's, Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Bagels, Muffins, Hand Dipped Ice Cream, FRESH HOT DONUTS and much much more!!! Please stop in and visit us.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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