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Front Porch Cafe

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2515 S Croatan Hwy, Milepost 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959-8900
+1 252-480-6616
06:00 - 18:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to enjoy a great cup of coffee and to plan for the rest of your day. The service is great, very personable and helpful with directions. I highly recommend the Front Porch Cafe for anyone looking for a spot to relax and plan for the rest of you day while at the OBX

Thank Armando F
New Bern, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Never heard the term "Latte Macchiato"? Well most people haven't. Just for terminology justification sake, it's a Starbucks term, many people get bent out of shape and begin to justify the term. It's a drink! Not a terminology. At any rate, the most important part of this review, is that I was out of town visiting the OBX and my... More 

Thank ETfromNB
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The coffee and espresso have a great flavor that's not covered up by the syrups in the espresso drinks. Service was personable; enjoyed talking with who appeared to be the owner or manager. Will definitely be back while in town!

Thank Meredith M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We sampled each smoothie daily. Fresh made brew was perfect to start our day. Muffins good too. Love

Thank BatsonBoomer
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a local coffee/tea shop, non-commercialized for a chai latte. Being the first day of fall, they were offering a pumpkin chai latte... excellent. Made me feel at home in PA with such a fall treat. Bonus was the spinach feta and leek pastry braid. Texture of a flaky and fresh croissant, warm and layered like a turnover.... More 

Thank Alicia R
Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We wanted a family friendly coffee shop with menus items for all ages. We got this here. A local favorite according to many and so we went for breakfast during our week stay at the OBX. We had a sugar filled morning but none of us complained. Chocolate filled croissants, ham and cheese croissants(warmed) hot chocolate, mochas, almond milk latte,... More 

Thank shellvanderwal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This was really some of the best coffee I've ever had. I ordered the Brazilian coffee and had them do the pour-over. It was excellent; clean, distinctive, high quality flavor, free of any off-taste, not acid or bitter. I did not think it was overly strong. I had a refill of the Sumatran, which was also quite good though this... More 

Thank Cory S
Fishersville, Virginia
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good coffee a bit strong so for those coffee lovers you will like it. Nice selection of pastries etc but I didn't try any. Neat atmosphere quite the social spot.

Thank sportcat71
obxsurfer1999, Owner at Front Porch Cafe, responded to this review

Yep, it's strong--brewed full strength! Unbelievable that some restaurants cut the amount of coffee they use when brewing coffee--just makes the coffee more bitter. We do however offer 3 different coffees each day so you will find a light, medium, and dark roast each day. Tip: if you find your coffee a bit on the strong side, ask the barista... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Awesome Coffee!! Love the West3....go here very time I am in town to get a cup of Joe. The staff are so pleasant.

Thank Lena L
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We went twice during the week! Raspberry filled pastry & mocha latte exceeded expectations. Get there early or you might miss out on fresh pastries!

Thank Brooke K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 S Croatan Hwy, Milepost 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959-8900
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-6616
5 time winner of "Best Coffee on the Beach" by the Coast Magazine. Coffee fresh roasted in store. Espresso, teas, in house bakery, wine bar, local craft beers to go. Free high speed wifi with plug ins power. Open daily at 6 am, evening hours during the summer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?