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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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was very friendly at first, then not so friendly when I had to correct them on my order as I waited for store bought bagels. The coffee tasted burnt and I was there at 7:05am. Not returning there. Mcdonalds has better coffee.

Thank ginawitt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff was wonderful, the coffee was really good, the bagels were......not so good. But to be fair, I don't think that's what they're known for. The pastries looked yummy. Did I mention the staff was extremely friendly and helpful?

Thank Don W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient to the beach and our rental. They had a nice variety of coffee drinks and pastries. I found both the doughnuts and coffee to be average. Nothing special about either.

Thank Suzie S
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best donuts, pastries, coffee, speciality drinks, ice cream on the island. Short drive from N topsail where we rented a home. All kinds of different coffee drinks to choose from. Homemade flavorful donuts that will keep you returning all week!

Thank dianabrody
Lindenhurst, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here several times for coffee in the morning and a few evenings . Great donuts too, made fresh daily..

Thank TriparoundSue
Springfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped into The daily Grind while on vacation in Surf City and it might've been one of the best coffee's I've had. I got a funky monkey iced coffee, it was peanut butter chocolate and banana flavored and it was out of this world. I did also go one night with my family to get ice cream and it... More 

2 Thank Samantha P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gem is a family favorite! Delicious coffee, frappes, donuts, pastries, and ice cream! The staff is so very friendly as well and the prices are fantastic!!

1 Thank Buccomom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique, local cafe with many coffee options and fresh doughnuts. A friendly atmosphere, great for all. Coffee is a bit pricier than Starbucks.

1 Thank Corey W
Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the ice cream. We had butter pecan and banana! Yum! Went back another day for coffee and it was great too!

1 Thank wkwamsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was excellent and the donuts was just as good... It has inside seating and free wifi coffee was better that Starbucks if you ask me.

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?