Posted by Terry Moore

Top 5 Outer Banks Coffee Shops

Most people need a good cup of coffee to get their morning started, and everyone has a specific way to make the perfect cup. Your perfect cup could be as easy as a little cream and sugar or be something more complicated and long that is sounds a bit like a foreign language. While on vacation pleasing every coffee drinkers' palette can be difficult, but there is a great personalized experience to be had for everyone and we have a list of our top coffee shops to visit in the Outer Banks that will make your vacation mornings memorable.

Duck CottageDuck's Cottageduckscottage.comDuck, NC

Duck's Cottage is a quaint, little coffee shop tucked away in the Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC. This coffee shop/book store may be small in size but it's large in heritage. Set in an old waterfowl hunting lodge from the 1920's known as Powder Ridge Club. It was then bought and preserved by Betty and Duck Braithwaite thus renamed Duck's Cottage With a cozy indoor reading nook and inviting front porch and specialty house drinks like the "Mucky Duck" or well-known house coffee "Coconut Crunch". Celebrating 15 years of service to the Outer Banks, Duck's Cottage has become a staple in the community and continues to provide good coffee and a piece of historic charm.

Tree House CoffeeTreehouse Coffee Company@treehousecoffeecoDuck, NC

Treehouse Coffee Company is where the art of coffee comes first. Specializing in bringing the best coffee experience to the Outer Banks, Treehouse Coffee focuses on providing quality with certified trained baristas, state of the art equipment, and an emphasis on customer relationships. Keeping coffee first, Treehouse aims to serve and serve well. Staying current with the progressions in the coffee industry, being approachable behind the counter, and making your experience memorable are top priorities to owner Craig Readman and the entire Treehouse staff. They are proudly opening an adjoining eatery late spring of 2017, The Rope Ladder Kitchen & Biscuits.  Visit Treehouse Coffee Company if you want an individualized morning experience where the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you have the best coffee on vacation.

Outer Bean Juice & JavaOuter Bean Juice & Javaouterbean.comKitty Hawk, NC

Outer Bean Juice & Java can help you properly get your day started well by fueling up well! If quality organic coffee and espresso is what you want. And you need more than just coffee in the morning, then Outer Bean Juice & Java is the place for you. Serving all organic fair trade coffees, fresh made to order juices and unique, healthy options for any taste with smoothies, soups, salads, paninis, and wraps. There is something for everyone for breakfast and lunch. With Mediterranean American influences the food as well as the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Outer Bean strives to make creative, healthy coffee and food options fun and affordable.

Farm DogsFarm Dog Coffeefarmdogcoffee.comNags Head, NC

Farm Dog's coffee came to life out of the passion and the lifestyle of surfing.  Owner Farmer saw a need in the industry; a place to refuel the body and mind. Thus, Farm Dogs Coffee was born. Set on the beach road in Nags Head, just a few short steps from the beach. This boutique coffee shop is the place to get ready for your day on the beach. The staff prides themselves with their high level of expertise and knowledge of coffee. Farm Dogs serves with the motto of quality ingredients not quantity, only serving high quality organic fruits for smoothies and blended coffee drinks. Not only can you get a great cup of joe or smoothie but you can also get all the gear you might need for the beach! From tents to surfboards, they have it all, even lessons if you need them! Farm Dogs should be your go to beach day stop! Check it out at

Wave RidersWave Riderswaveridersobx.comNags Head, NC

Wave Riders brings a new flavor to the Outer Banks by serving a full range of house specialty espresso drinks.  You and the whole family will find something to get your morning going. Bagels aren't your only breakfast option here, they have a large selection of breakfast sandwiches and pastries that are available all day. Come hang out, inside there is plenty of seating with an eclectic productive environment if you need to get some work done, or sit outside on the new deck. And don't forget your pup. They have a pet friendly doggy area too! There is no doubt you will enjoy your time with the Wave Riders staff, their attention to detail and fun attitudes will make you want to spend your whole day there.There are so many great local coffee shops on the Outer Banks, and these are just a few. Go out on a limb and try some where new, ask for their favorite drink, or ask for something different.  Every one of these shops strives to make drinks that you'll love and will all go out of their way to help make your experience one to remember on your vacation to the Outer Banks. Now have fun with your morning and go caffeinate yourself!
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