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807-L Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-0200
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Description: We roast our own coffee in house and have several specialized blends. Our...
We roast our own coffee in house and have several specialized blends. Our coffee is roasted fresh, brewed fresh and served fresh. Beans are sold whole or ground and on-line. We serve all styles of espresso drinks, lattes, cappuccinos as well as cold drinks including smoothies and frappes. There is a large selection of pastries, cookies and handmade candies. A cozy fun Costa Rican atmosphere. We are open early. Stop by and try a brew.
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ehhh

I visited here in July while staying in Corolla for a family vacation. The place was a bit strange but we weren't staying to drink our coffee so it wasn't that big of a deal. However, the coffee wasn't that good. It wasn't horrible but I've had much better coffee at many other places. Overall, I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alex A
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here in July while staying in Corolla for a family vacation. The place was a bit strange but we weren't staying to drink our coffee so it wasn't that big of a deal. However, the coffee wasn't that good. It wasn't horrible but I've had much better coffee at many other places. Overall, I wasn't impressed and I... More 

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Thank Alex A
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hey Alex, Well after 7 months of hibernation it's great to see that you decided to reminisce and post some reviews. I can't say that we have ever been called "Strange" before, but then again, I suppose it’s all based on expectations. If you are expecting the normal corporate sterile uniformed Starbucks venue or the DD uniformed clinical environment then... More 

Annandale, Virginia, United States
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

i stopped in here on Friday morning for a quick refill of coffee and saw a glazed cinnamon bun and asked for it along with my coffee. i had my own cup--when i was told the bill $8.60+ i just paid it, but frankly that is ridiculous pricing. The coffee was good-- the Bun was good-- but darn, not resonable... More 

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Thank Richard H
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hey Richard, Thanks for taking the time to review the coffee shop and taking the time to point out an obvious problem, which was apparently not so obvious to me at the time. I'm not quite sure what happened, except that I was the one who served you and I was also the one who rang you up at the... More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

All I had was a coffee. Simple. It was fresh tasting and the staff were friendly. I did try to go again on Friday to get a coffee, but it was closed at 2pm...so not sure why.

Helpful?
Thank myfester
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of the coffee shop and thanks for the positive marks. I'm glad that you appreciated the coffee and the service. September is starting to begin the slow time of the season and staff is leaving and there are less and less people to work the hours. Most of my staff are... More 

Forest Hill, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I have been going to OBX Coffee Compay for the last 10 years. I love going in and smelling the freshly ground, roasting coffee! In addition to chatting with the owner, Wes, I enjoy looking at the various coffee accessories he sells! Couple this with the fresh goodies,newspaper and info on what's going on in the area is a perect... More 

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Thank Sue M
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hey Sue, Thanks for the review! ... :) Yes, I've also enjoyed our morning chats and catch-ups over some java. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and contributing to the brownie points collection. I'll be opening up again soon and spring will soon be upon us. I expect that I'll be seeing you again soon wearing your... More 

Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

So, I've read a couple of the reviews of other visitors, and I've gotta say that I did not experience any negative vibe. Perhaps others have been exposed too much to SB.....? I used OBX Coffee in Corolla as a destination for my early morning walk. On a couple of occasions for some welcoming brew and lively conversation with Wes... More 

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Thank Karl C
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hey Karl, Thanks for the positive review and I truly appreciate your feedback. I agree with you, working with the public can be and does have it's set of rules and challenges. Everybody has a different way of interpreting any of the variables. Hot, cold, sweet, bitter, dark, light, you name it. That's part of what makes us all human... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The store has lots of "don't do this" signs, which does not promote a welcoming feel as a customer. I ordered the pumpkin chi latte which tasted burnt, my friend ordered a chocolate latte which really tasted like a Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix with some added steamed milk. The gentleman taking our order was not friendly and even snapped... More 

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Thank Littletoaster
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hi Littletoaster. My name is Wes Zabloudil and I am the owner of the Outer Banks Coffee Company. I want to say that we are very appreciative of all reviews that we receive and we accept each one respectfully. There is always something to learn and improve upon. I was the “gentleman” you referred to in your review that you... More 

Currituck, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is the weirdest coffee shop I've ever been to. The atmosphere is very uninviting and the cinnamon scone was the worst pastry I've ever had.

Helpful?
Thank Lisa X
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hello Lisa X, My name is Wes Zabloudil and I am the owner of OBX Coffee. I appreciate all of our feedback that we receive. Good as well as bad is indifferent to me because I try to use the feedback to understand what others see that we as a company have become complacent with. Although I can appreciate that... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

The way this business is run is totally profit oriented with little to no respect for customers. The most this establishment has to offer is a bad attitude along with expensive mediocre coffee in a crappy plastic cup. I'd recommend the bagel shop a few doors down that also serves coffee!

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Thank Keegan G
OBXCOFFEE, Owner at Outer Banks Coffee Company, responded to this review

Hi Keegan G, This is Wes Zabloudil, the owner of the OBX Coffee Shop. Again I reiterate that I respect all reviews both good and bad because I am always trying to improve my business and my business relationship with our customers and patrons. We are truly not here to ruin any ones day or spoil any ones vacation. It's... More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this coffee shop with my family for years as a tradition to our yearly week vacation, but this last visit has left us unbelievably disappointed. The customer service was horrible. The signs telling customers the "rules" of the establishment are ridiculous. I don't need a handbook chastising me about using your facilities or ordering the... More 

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Thank Kaila G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
146 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

What an odd experience - upon arrival you are greeted by numerous signs telling customers what they can't do - use the bathrooms unless they are buying something, mistakenly forget to order their drinks on ice, plug their laptops into the wrong socket, and so on. Coffee was decent enough, but whoever owns this place doesn't seem to get the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 807-L Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: 252-453-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

We roast our own coffee in house and have several specialized blends. Our coffee is roasted fresh, brewed fresh and served fresh. Beans are sold whole or ground and on-line. We serve all styles of espresso drinks, lattes, cappuccinos as well as cold drinks including smoothies and frappes. There is a large selection of pastries, cookies and handmade candies. A cozy fun Costa Rican atmosphere. We are open early. Stop by and try a brew.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm

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