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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
07:00 - 22:00
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Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best coffee. Much better than Starbucks or any other place. They make fresh donuts and pastries too. A good place to grab a smoothie if your coming off the beach too. Friendly and fun atmosphere.

Thank GabSettle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the medium burger with chili cheese fries and it may have been the best food of the vacation .food was ready quick, will go back

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best coffee shop around! They also have amazing cinnamon rolls and apple fritters! The owners are always friendly and welcome you like family. They will make any flavor combo you want or they can create one for you. You seriously don't want to miss it!! Ice cream is great if it is hot outside, too.

Thank Bobbie W
Stafford, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely LOVE The Daily Grind! Outstanding service, wonderful coffee, and a fabulous local atmosphere! I didn't try the pastries...only because I'm on a diet. I will definitely be back!

Thank LoriC64
Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a friendly little coffee shop/bakery/ice cream shop. I visited for breakfast and enjoyed their delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and a caramel macchiato. They are known for their homemade donuts. Great place to chat, read the paper or grab a quick bite to eat. Love to support local businesses!!

Thank mccloy9
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee is the best, donuts are hard to pass up and staff is always friendly and engaging. If you are on the island make sure you stop in.

Thank Cindy T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Daily Grind after a great beach walk and enjoyed some most excellent fresh pastries, great coffee & cappuccino, all topped off by a super friendly staff! We'll be back!

Thank tracy s
Tappahannock, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

So good it is a must go! The menu provided a variety to choose from. Very fresh ground coffee. They waited on us quickly and efficiently. Recommend it to friends.

Thank Patricia R
Thomasville, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Got two house coffees, cinnamon roll, and maple bacon doughnut. You will want to buy the whole batch of these doughnuts. Looks like they may be a special during certain times, though. The other desserts looked yummy! Only small thing I didn't like was the music blaring in the small shop. Could have been more quaint if it weren't for... More 

Thank southp35
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this coffee shop on my first visit to Surf City I have been averaging twice a day during my entire stay. The coffee is great and the homemade donuts are a hit with my family!

Thank Monica A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?