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The Grind Cafe

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Shop 20, Trout Walk Centre | 12 Sani Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1571
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice choices on the menu, generous portions, friendly service. Will always stop there for a meal or the great coffee when passing through

Thank TerryDrum
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Drakensburg for the holiday and popped into Grind Cafe for late lunch , the atmosphere , the cleanliness , pricing , staff were all above average , with highly recommend anyone visiting the region to definitely visit the restaurant .

Thank Dr_Naidoo
Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

having spare time on a roadtrip, we popped in here for Coffee. It is a strange place, that almost does not know what it wants to be. It rents DVD's - has a lounge area, a seating area, big screen projector and a bar. That said - the coffee was good and no expensive, the service was "Self Service" from... More 

Thank Tony M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

just had two pizzas that cost R175 and I cannot tell you how bad they were, thin thin crust, crummy cheese, mean amount of topping and NO TOMATO BASE, who makes pizza without a tomatao base, sorry guys but we will not be returning to the Grind EVER AGAIN. 5 TINY PIECES OF STEAK ON A STEAK PIZZA, wow super... More 

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

My apologies for taking so long to respond to your comments. I have spoken to all the staff members who were working that evening and nobody seems to know anything about the problem you had, which means you did not complain at the time which would have given us the opportunity to resolve the problem immediately. With regards to the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

On our way back from Sani Pass we decided to pop into The Grind! We were greated with warmth and overwhelming friendliness. He food was excellent and the service even better. A place worthwhile visiting. Faan

Thank umfana
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

After you've popped in and out the cafe three times in one day for a cuppacino you should at least try their pizza, as convinced by the friendly staff. Wood oven, wafer-thin bases, fresh toppings (not skimpy at all) and great flavours. Definitely the best pizza in town and worth a visit! Mr. Phelelani was a saviour.

Thank Jacques N
Shanghai, China
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Have been here a number of times and they serve great pizza from their fire oven. The venue is large, but the food is always good and the service friendly. Always worth a visit

Thank Chris P
Treviso, Italy
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534 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The Grind Cafe is a nice place where youc an have a breakfast, lunch, dinner an also... hire movies!. It is a great place and the staff was very friendly but the service was quite slow. Anyway, the pizzas and the meat were very good and well cooked. I suggest this place with pleasure.

Thank olivehoover
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The grind cafe is not what you expect in berg. The establishment is large...u can also hire movies from the same venue. It's very modern furnishings might seem a little off in berg. However the food is good....and Lawrence has been super friendly on both visits. There's ample place for kids to run around....And the food is good too. We... More 

Thank subashnib
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on Saturday night (23 July) for dinner, really nice vibe, Awesome food and good service! !

Thank sumesha89

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Pizza, Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?