1. Samantha's Coffee Smoothie: 41008 Highway 12, Avon
Samantha's serves hot, iced and blended coffees and espresso beverages made from freshly roasted beans. Add your favorite flavors to make your drink your own, grab a tasty and healthy on-the-go snack, and don't forget to browse Studio 12's gallery just next door.
OBR Pro Tip: Grab an iced coffee to sip on while you enjoy a painting or jewelry making class from Studio 12 as the perfect way to beat the heat.
2. Java Junction Internet Cafe: 39774 NC Highway 12, Avon
Specializing in espresso and coffee drinks, Java Junction is a perfect place to start your day or catch an afternoon pick me up. Take a break from the sun and bring in your laptop to check your inbox or simply enjoy catching up with old friends.
OBR Pro Tip: Grab your favorite drink and savor it while creating your own jewelry at The Glass Bead right next door!
3. Uglie Mugs Coffee House: 40534 NC Highway 12, Avon
Uglie Mugs serves espresso, chai tea, cappuccino, latte, baked goods and more! A popular spot for locals, this is just what the Dr. ordered before a long day at the beach.
OBR Pro Tip: Grab a bag of Uglie Mugs Coffee to take home. It's freshly roasted right here on the Outer Banks!
4. The Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop: 58079 NC Highway 12, Hatteras
A friendly and cozy atmosphere, along with a delicious menu has earned this Hatteras Village hotspot great reviews amongst tourist and locals alike. Serving everything from coffee and macchiatos to bagels and sticky buns, this is a can't miss when in Hatteras Village.
OBR Pro Tip: Don't forget about your four-legged friends. Pick up some tasty Dog Cookies for your pups, too!
5. Orange Blossom: 47206 NC Highway 12, Buxton
The Orange Blossom Bakery and Café is a legendary establishment on Hatteras Island. Famous for their Apple Uglies, they also feature coffee, pastries, donuts, and out-of-this-world specialty breakfast sandwiches and burritos.
OBR Pro Tip:Get there early! You won't be the only one who plans on starting their day at the Blossom.
6. Beads and Beans OBX: 24267 NC Highway 12, Rodanthe
Overlooking the Pamlico Sound, Beads and Beans is known for their superior customer service, quality coffee and espresso drinks, and pastries. Check out local art, or even create a piece of your own to commemorate your trip to the beach.
OBR Pro Tip: The Cinnamon rolls here are to die for!