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Grinders Cafe

5032 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-7044
+1 910-859-8266
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
24 Dec 2017
“Very local coffee shop”
12 Mar 2018
“More for Locals Than Visitors”
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5032 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-7044
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Wilmington is a second home to me, so I've heard from a lot of local friends that I would love Grinders. The first thing I noticed when my friend and I pulled up to the cafe, was the faint parking lines. We even had another...More

Thank katc0ffee
Reviewed December 24, 2017

If you're looking for something a bit unique and lots of options, Grinders is a great place to hang out. You could probably stop in every day for a month or more and get something different

Thank Brenda e
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Grinder's has the perfect coffee shop atmosphere: cozy and a bit small with comfortable seating and occasional live music. There's a wide selection of coffees and different flavors to add. It is a great local alternative to big chains.

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Very cozy and friendly coffee shop. Seating is mostly indoors. There is outdoor seating but it's not that great, just some chairs and a table. It feels cozy and the staff is super nice.

Thank kparaju
Reviewed March 10, 2017

My daughter bought my wife and I to Grinders Cafe for the first time after eating lunch. The cafe is very small and intimate. It is nicely decorated with artwork, rock and roll memorabilia, and even the Dark Lord Darth Vader oversees the dining area....More

Thank pparrothead
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Our son, a UNCW student, wanted to stop for coffee. It was a nice surprise! It was Sunday and someone was playing guitar. I ordered an Irish Kiss frappe - it was delicious! My son got a mocha and hubby got a decaf. Not your...More

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times as I am a student at UNC Wilmington. I have gotten a different thing just about every time I go and it is always delicious! The staff are just as friendly also! :)

Thank Maachah W
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Never been disappointed. Locally owned, friendly staff. Many healthy options. Love the atmosphere. Visit often

Thank Robert J
Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

What an absolute joke! I was there over the weekend with my husband, a guy was playing music, there was a man with a large fluffy dog sitting at the booth behind the man playing music drinking his coffee and eating a protein ball. I...More

1  Thank Daniella W
Reviewed May 23, 2016

First the good: plenty of free parking; Grinders is located in a small strip mall, just off Wrightsville Avenue. Coffee & service were good. Lots of different flavors to try. Grinders has been in the same location f/a while so they clearly are popular w/the...More

Thank Matthew W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5032 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403-7044
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-859-8266
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