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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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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am glad to see that a family run business is doing so well in Surf City. I know it's hard to stay afloat during the wi yet months but every summer when we come back and see the daily grind busier than ever it's great!! They have good coffee and selections. The homemade donuts are good but the cake... More 

Thank DoctorGCP
Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Much better than Fractured Prune! So hot and delicious! Coffee is good! Cinnamon rolls are amazing! It's convenient too!

Thank bdstacy13
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little place in surf city. The donuts were soft and fresh. The prices are good. Nothing over the top amazing but a decent place to stop.

Thank Tucker509
Cattaraugus, New York
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62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Circular tables in small seating area with another more private area to relax! Staff was very friendly & helpful. Clean! Great selection of baked goods & ice cream for cones or cups. We enjoyed the cinnamon roll & apple fritter very much, even though they were both pricey. Get there early!

Thank leesie2015
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff and boy did I enjoy my order! The helpful woman at the counter helped me decide on coffee with Ghirardelli's dark chocolate mixed in! Delicious! I heard their cinnamon buns were a must try and I was NOT disappointed! It was fabulous! The cafe itself could use a lift, but overall a great stop for a sweet... More 

Thank Kathleen L
Greensboro, North Carolina
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great coffee and excellent dessert options to make yourself feel guilty for going in just for the caffeine.

Thank na44
Raleigh, North Carolina
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to the new on that just opened in surf city and it was great! They have quite a variety of coffee concoctions you can make as well as an assortment of ice creams and other treats. I'd say prices are comparable to any other coffee shop. It's a great stop if you need your morning... More 

Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is now my favorite place on the island. Amazing coffee with so many flavors choices, although it's amazing as it is. The cinnamon buns almost make me cry from sheer happiness and those apple fritters!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I visited with a local here, fabulous conversation! The coffee was great. I brought home 2 fresh apple fritters and 2 cinnamon rolls for me and my wife. UNBELIEVABLE! Fresh home made fritters and rolls. I need more! I highly recommend this place.

Thank liveagainrvl
Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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