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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
Closed now
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews
8 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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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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482 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 925 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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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to the Grind Foods great, no complaints, wood fired pizza with lovely generous choice of toppings Lawerence is on the ball with service and his friendly persona and excellent recommendations Atmosphere is a bit industrial, the food makes up for the lack of decor Probably the only place in the berg that doesn't have that cosy feeling... More 

Thank hemanth786
Empangeni, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We didn't stay for full service. We ordered take-out, but the food was enjoyable. The beef prego was delicious, especially the sauce. But a word of advise from an ordinary customer would be to please keep those comfy sofas clean. They looked comfy enough to want to sit on them, but dirty enough to want to stay away from them...

Thank Yvonne S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner in July. The location was good, but the venue wasn't that great: it's a very tall, open building and it doesn't feel like a restaurant, maybe get some folding screens to make the place more pleasant? Food wise the place is OK, but not great. We had the three cheese pizza with mozzarella, cheddar, feta (swapped... More 

Thank el123iza
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Relatively new restaurant in Underberg. Nicely set out with large tables, cozy book corner and DVDs for those that are having a boring holiday! Warm fire for cold nights. Fabulous pizzas and portions were huge! Really lovely place to have dinner (or lunch) in Underberg. Staff and manager were friendly. Kiddies menu was really good, with some nice choices. Loads... More 

Thank CatloverDurban

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, 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?