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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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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 1 week ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome coffee, friendly staff, good attention to customers. We visited several times during our recent visit. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and knowledgeable. A great place to visit!

Thank WVgirl1991
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very accommodating, morning smiles, the apple fritter was fresh and heated for my pleasure. Good cup of coffee for the road trip north! Thanks

Thank clt5554
Cumming, Georgia
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These doughnuts are yummy, they have that deep fried crunch and are fun to eat but they are small so get more than one. I am not sure what the coffee tastes like but the hot chocolate wasn't spectacular. Donuts though, very tasty.

Thank Louames
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Went early on a Saturday during a Surf City power outage. Bought some coffees and pastries which were pretty good, but not great. Service was very friendly, but they were clearly not ready for an onslaught of customers close to opening time.

Thank Robert J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Best cinnamon rolls ever! Great service!!!! From out of state and it's wonderful to have great wonderful people! Not often you met an owner who's so open to come out and meet his new guests!

Thank Nick L
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I only tried the cinnamon rolls and a cake for after dinner. So far the roll is good. The cake was pricey and I've yet to try it, but I think I'll need a large glass of milk with it.

Thank Yvonne O
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Amazing Lattes and kids loved the ice cream too. Very friendly place to grab a drink, relax inside or make a dash with your drink. Place sells donuts and other yummy treats as well. Always a favored stop on our trips to topsail island.

Thank UK_Rich69
Raleigh, NC
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stopped here to try the apple fritter this morning. The apple fritter was about 3 inches in diameter, had heavy glaze icing on it and the dough was almost that of coffee cake texture with a few apples in it. We also picked up a cinnamon roll - it was closer to 5 inches in diameter and also with... More 

Thank ncyoungen

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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
USD 10
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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