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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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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a lovely coffee shop. My husband is hard to please but he loved loved his coffee. Breakfast was great. Service fab.

Thank Jacky J
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I came here for coffee and dessert right after lunch at another restaurant and the moment I walked in I fell in love with the place. This smell is delicious, the atmosphere is amazing, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. I will definitely return here often !!!

1 Thank Frank d
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

I recently wrote a review about Front Porch in Nags Head of how uncomfortable the service was. Well I am happy to say I have gone back after hearing things have changed and am very impressed with how much more friendly the staff is. THANK GOD because I love the coffee there. So anyone out there that read my review... More 

Thank suejennings491
Coffeeman1952, Owner at Front Porch Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your update. Glad to hear that you've found improvement. Our staff has worked hard to correct the deficiencies that you had indicated. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Really great local coffee and a must-visit while in the Outer Banks! Many local restaurants serve their coffee---delicious!

Thank Debbie P
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Front porch café in Nagshead is The best. It has the best staffing of any establishment on the Outer Banks and is a very happy friendly environment to drink coffee and relax or have meetings!!

Thank cichroleman
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

I love coming here! The people are so friendly, the coffee is good, and its the best place to get work done, meet a friend, or do some reading.

Thank beccadelucia
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Great coffee! Awesome atmosphere!! I love that the coffee is ground right in front of you! Beer, coffee, pastries... What could be better!

Thank TaylorLamb11
Fredericksburg, VA
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309 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Anytime a family member goes to OBX we have one question: Can you bring us back a bag of Kill Devil Hills Coffee from Front Porch Cafe? The staff here are coffee experts and will be happy to make suggestions. They have a large selection of coffee and will even custom mix a bag for you to take home. The... More 

Thank jackandtara
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Hands down the best coffee shop I have ever been to. This is coming from a seasoned espresso and coffee drinker. It was so refreshing and pleasant to enjoy real coffee instead of a Starbucks over-sweetened mess. You can really tell the difference. I will be a customer for life. Placing my order for home and for gifts from Kill... More 

Thank MJF416
Paul M, Owner at Front Porch Cafe, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review. We appreciate your taking the time to share your good thoughts. We look forward to seeing you in the stores. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely morning! Lovely ladies working! So helpful and sweet! The coffee is fresh, pastries baking, and nice atmosphere! I had an enjoyable quiet spot to read and relax. Thanks yall! -Kate

Thank travis b

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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?