Outer Banks Restaurants

Coffeehouses & Smoothies

As with the rest of the world, the Outer Banks has a love affair with coffeehouses. Yes, we have a Starbucks here, but we also have our own, local coffee shops. Every town has at least two choices, so your caffeine jones doesn't have to last long without satiation. Our Outer Banks coffee shops are all laid back hang out spots, and if you frequent them regularly, even if you're only here on vacation, you'll soon feel like part of the gang! The aroma of freshly roasting beans will surely draw you in, but if you need more enticement, sniff the air for those apple turnovers, scones and other sweet rolls. Many of the local coffeehouses also offer smoothies, of the coffee or healthy (as in fruit, whey, yogurt -- you know the sort) variety. And several of our Outer Banks coffeehouses are also great places to shop for wine (several even do wine tastings on selected evenings). Since so many of you crazy java drinkers like to get a jump on the day, most Outer Banks coffee shops are open quite early in the morning...so you can get a surge as you watch that beautiful sun rise over the ocean.

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Atlantic Coast Cafe

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
25150 N.C. Highway 12, across from the KOA Campground, Waves
(252) 987-1200

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves – even during the 2020 safety-first switch to takeout only with curbside pickup. Offering nearly 100% of its usual menu, ACC still serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call in your order or order online, and they will have it packaged and ready to go. Just call them when you arrive, and a safety-masked...read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves – even during...read more

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day....read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than...read more

FreshFit Cafe

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 715-6444

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick to your health and fitness goals. The owners are health-focused and nutrition-oriented and they want to help people eat better so that they have more energy, less stress and fuller lives. FreshFit serves balanced breakfasts and lunches and offers organic coffee, a juice bar, smoothies, detox drinks, a kids' menu...read more

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick...read more

Muffins and Scones

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
40126 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 986-5109

Muffins and Scones is the perfect place to start or end your day. With more than 15 varieties of fresh New York-style bagels, freshly made pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks, it’s a great place for breakfast, a light lunch or a gourmet dessert. If you're looking for a special occasion cake, look no further as they custom make almost any cake. Their lounge area is a comfy...read more

Muffins and Scones is the perfect place to start or end your day. With more...read more

NC Coast Grill & Bar

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
1184 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-8666

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill & Bar’s open kitchen, concrete bar, upscale coastal decor and waterfront location create a lively, hip and low-key atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates and meals. Owner/Chef Wes Stepp describes NC Coast’s cuisine as celebrating the flavors of the coastal South while bringing in cross-cultural...read more

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill &...read more

Outer Banks Coffee Company

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-0200

The sunny-orange atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll want to try the coffee too — they have quite a variety and it’s roasted fresh in the shop to delight your senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh. Stop in for something cold, like an iced...read more

The sunny-orange atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll...read more

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Outer Banks Coffeehouses & Smoothies
1211 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can...read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot...read more