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The Daily Grind

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208 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6677
+1 910-541-0471
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I was happy when my sister and I stopped here. They have decaf iced coffee already made, chilled, and it is delicious! They also have unsweetened vanilla almond milk which made me really happy! We stop here every year and this year a few times. They also have a large selection of Tazo tea. I Highly recommend. It is at... More 

Thank Nelli013
Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on a hunt for cupcakes for my son's birthday. Unfortunately no cupcakes, but we did discover their out of the world apple fritters. They have donuts, ice cream, and coffee/tea as well but the fritters stand out to me. So much apple!! Yum

Thank suee502
Denver, North Carolina
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After being let down by The Fractured Prune, we decided to try The Daily Grind donuts. Pictures looked promising. Once arrived and placed order, I noticed all the donuts were made, instead of dipping and topping fresh. The main let down was the size, these were half the size of a normal donut. The manager actually mentioned to the lady... More 

Thank Matt H
Winston Salem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great little bakery/coffe/donut shop in Surf City. What an excellent way to start off a beach day. The Cinnamon Rolls are particulary tasty. Donuts are great. The staff seem to be particularly proud of the fresh ground coffee - and with good reason. Try everything.

Thank Jerry O
Covington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Donuts are fresh and tasty but go early to get fresh Very small place Friendly customer service Would recommend

Thank Traci W
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an early bird who loves my morning coffee. I typically get up around 6am and they don't officially open till 7am. However, employees are there around 4am making fresh doughnuts daily and told me they don't mind serving me as long as they have coffee made. They have a customer for life!

Thank KristiL78
Syracuse, New York, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Um wow! We found this gem randomly after visiting the urgent care in the same plaza. There was a line which means that you know it's good. The donuts are flavorful and fresh. Most delicious in my opinion. Worth a visit during your time on island. Kudos to the owners, you are doing it right. Plain, simple and soooo tasty!!!!

Thank RunnerGirl224
Apex, North Carolina
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190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not impressed with bakery or coffee items. This place serves the best ice cream with great sugar cones!

Thank Burtdol
DMV, United States
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was always our favorite coffee spot in Surf City. However, now that they feature fresh donuts, the frying/grease smell is so strong that we no longer enjoy hanging out there. It's a shame because their coffees are wonderfully made and always perfectly hot, and their pastries are quite tasty. Now we just pop in, order, and get out as... More 

Thank Carolee13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got ice cream there and also cinnamon rolls for breakfast one day. The ice cream was delicious and the cinnamon rolls were fresh and soft and yummy.

Thank Lara L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6677
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-541-0471
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?