best outer banks coffee shops

Best Coffee Shops in the Outer Banks

09/06/2022 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Food and Drink

A trip to the Outer Banks is likely to include a robust itinerary of attractions and activities to enjoy along the way. Whether you’re looking to fuel up for the fun in the morning, or you could use a caffeine boost mid-day, knowing where the best Outer Banks coffee can be found is always a good idea! No matter where your adventures across the Outer Banks take you, having the following OBX coffee shops in mind is a sure way to keep that energy level up all day long.


Savor the Best Coffee Shops in Manteo

Filled with charming architecture, incredible history, and seamless access to outdoor fun, those who book vacation rentals in Manteo will find they don’t have to go far to design an unforgettable journey. Bookstores, galleries, and waterfront streets made for strolling all add to the appeal of this Outer Banks destination. When you’re looking for coffee shops that are equally charming and wonderfully delicious, check out our favorites below!

  • Front Porch Café – Since opening in 1999, this hometown favorite coffee shop has been serving Outer Banks locals and visitors to Manteo bold traditional favorite brews alongside specialty flavors and beverages. Whether you go for a black coffee or opt for a coconut cold brew on a hot day, this is one of the coffee shops Outer Banks you won’t want to miss!
  • Island Perk Coffee Shop – This locale is loved for its place in the heart of Manteo’s bustling waterfront area and its robust menu of options. They serve cold and hot coffee drinks that range from Americanos and lattes to cappuccinos and espresso. Pair your beverage with a sweet treat when you are in the mood for a chocolate-covered espresso bean pack or a biscotti.

Caffeinate in Style in Kill Devil Hills

Beautiful beaches and rich history make a stay in Kill Devil Hills endlessly appealing. That said, the coffee here is equally exciting! Check out our favorite Kill Devil Hills coffee shop below:

  • Higher Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream Co. – If you find yourself lingering around 2141 Colington Road, stopping in is a great opportunity to pair savory coffee selections with a delicious ice cream cone too. Here, a pumpkin spice latte can easily be matched with a scoop of Hershey’s ice cream in a sugar cone. Go for the cold-brewed caramocha, but don’t forget to grab a graham cracker swirl scoop in a waffle cone before you go.

Never Skip Coffee Time in Nags Head

  • Morning View Coffee House & Roastery – This locally owned and operated South Croatan Highway coffee shop is known for its friendly service, exceptional small batch selection, and options to order up loose leaf tea and bagels too. The colorful and cozy interior of Morning View Coffee House is an ideal place to settle in with family and friends and enjoy sipping in good company.

Book Your Outer Banks Adventure Today

Buccaneer Village 1014There’s never been a better time to make your way to the Outer Banks in the name of fun. We have a wide selection of vacation homes and condos in downtown Manteo, our gated community, and several other spots on the island. With so many family-friendly activities, you’ll want to come back with your family over and over again!

Reach out to Pirate’s Cove Realty today to learn more about our exciting rental options in the area and how we can help you create an unforgettable journey!