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The Daily Grind Coffee, Donuts & Ice Cream

208 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6677
+1 910-541-0471
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“donuts” (115 reviews)
“apple fritters” (18 reviews)
“ice cream” (74 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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208 N New River Dr, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6677
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came in to look at the original photos on display, shopped for jewelry and donuts, bought some amazing coffee, and enjoyed the vibe. This is a really cool spot on the island!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Becky D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in and bought fresh out of oven WARM donuts. They were absolutely delicious. We will make this a regular weekend morning stop!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank juliee526
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stop here occasionally for a sweet treat! Funky Monkey frappe is amazing! Stop in and try one on your next visit to TI!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We took our son in to grab a milkshake. The service was great and all of the workers were so kind and hospitable. The milkshake was great and we will be back!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank HucksDad
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

On our family vacation to Topsail, we make it a point to stop at Daily Grind nearly everyday for their delicious coffee (cold brew especially) and ice cream for our children later in the day. Always met with a friendly helpful face and great service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank campbell647
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We visited Daily Grind early in our vacation, as we hoped this would be our go-to place for morning coffee!! However, Jessica (the very young girl behind the counter barking orders and yelling at her elder coworkers) made our experience uncomfortable and awkward. Her rude...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Tobi H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Great island bakery. Apple fritters, donuts. All delicious. Great coffee. Good service. A must stop while on island.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RunnerGirl224
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I vacationed in Surf City for a week and I visited The Daily Grind each morning. I was only about a 1/2 mile from them, so I would walk to get my coffee and then walk down the beach while I drank it. It was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank swrightqh
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Doughnuts to start, ice cream to finish. Every day. Jeremy, switch back to chocolate drizzle on the Reese doughnut!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dougbiette
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Coffee is great amd the staff remembered our orders after two visits. Made us feel like our home town coffee shop. Also a great stop for local gifts

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Robert M
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21 February 2015|
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Response from Jan3571 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have iced coffee, as well as hot coffee, frappes, smoothies and even ice cream. Great owners. Super nice people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10
Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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