The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer Garden | Corolla, NC

The Shack Beer Garden & Coffee Shop

The Shack Beer Garden & Coffee Shop

1148 Ocean Trail,
Corolla, NC 27927
252-597-1500
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With 17 rotating taps and a large outdoor space, Corolla’s The Shack Beer Garden is a brew-lover’s paradise that often showcases North Carolina and Virginia craft beers. Waiting for your rental home to be ready for check-in? Pull up a seat at one of the picnic tables and enjoy the sunshine – there’s plenty of space for the kids or the dogs to run around (the beer garden is family/pet friendly until dark). In the morning they serve up some great coffee in their adjacent coffee shop and after the sun sets, the Beer Garden is a great place to mingle and listen to some live tunes.

Waveriders Coffee & Deli | Nags Head, NC

Waveriders Coffee & Deli

Waveriders Coffee & Deli

3022 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-1880
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This spacious Nags Head cafe dishes up fruit smoothies, paninis, beer and wine, and darn good coffee. Cozy up in their lounge with a deck of cards and your best buds, while enjoying a light bite. There’s also a retail selection of beer and wine, so you can stock up for your week on the beach.

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine

1211 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27959
252-480-2326
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Sweet T’s is a cozy cafe and wine shop tucked under the shade of live oaks off of Duck’s main drag. It’s got great coffee and tasty pastries in the morning, but it’s also the best spot in town for browsing a uniquely curated selection of wine and craft beer. The owner Stacey is incredibly knowledgable and hosts wine-tasting nights, happy hour, and regular life music. Grab a glass of wine and post up on the deck after a long summer day to enjoy warm air and local live music.

Outer Bean Cafe | Kitty Hawk, NC

Outer Bean Cafe

Outer Bean Cafe

3701 N Croatan Hwy,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-6000
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Part coffee shop, part juice bar, part mediterranean cafe – this Kill Devil Hills cafe serves up healthy beverages and nutrition-packed breakfast and lunch. A casual, welcoming vibe greets you from the moment you walk in the door. The coffee is fresh, the smoothies are delicious, and there are vegetarian and vegan options available, which isn’t very common on the Outer Banks. Outer Bean is a great antidote to all the fried seafood you’ve had on vacation, and the food is obviously made with love.

Treehouse Coffee Shop | Duck, NC

Treehouse Coffee Shop

Treehouse Coffee Shop

1177 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27949
252-722-3606
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Nestled in the Scarborough Faire shops in Duck, Tree House knows their coffee. Their super friendly staff is proficient in making high caliber drinks without any pretentious vibes. They also how to whip up some of the best biscuits and breakfast burritos we’ve ever had, which they serve alongside healthier options like acai bowls and yogurt with granola. It’s a great spot to get your caffeine fix in Duck, and although it does get busy in the summer, it’s totally worth the wait.

Front Porch Cafe | Nags Head, NC

Front Porch Cafe

Front Porch Cafe

2515 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-480-6616
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With three locations, this local Outer Banks coffee roaster is a great place to grab some coffee and stock up on your beans for the week. Friendly baristas whip up delicious drinks, and there’s a nice selection of bagels and baked goods. Check out the pottery painting studio attached to their Kill Devil Hills location for a fun family friendly activity!

Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop | Duck, NC

Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop

Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop

1240 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-5510
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Bookstore meets coffee shop in this restored 1920’s hunting cabin at the Waterfront Shops in Duck. Duck’s Cottage has been serving up delicious coffee drinks to caffeine-hungry visitors since 2002. Their Coconut Crunch blend is a best seller – grab a cup and enjoy it on one of the rocking chairs on their shady front porch. You can also often find unique fiction and historical books about the Outer Banks (for both adults and kids), and local authors offer offer book signings here.

Barrier Island Bagels | Southern Shores, NC

Barrier Island Bagels

Barrier Island Bagels

5549 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-255-2888
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Find fresh, daily-made bagels at this family owned deli in the Southern Shores Marketplace. It’s a great place to stop if you’re looking to grab a tasty breakfast or quick lunch to take to the beach. Carbo-loading is definitely the focus here, but they also offer healthier options such as smoothies, juices, and gluten free fares. We’re big fans of the bacon, egg, and cheese on their rosemary olive oil bagel.