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Live Oak Coffee

271 Irvinn Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-0115
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Ranked #20 of 29 Restaurants in Ocracoke
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Live Oak started our OBX experience on the right note. Great place to relax on the porch or inside. Fabulous beans, I had a rosemary latte which was refreshingly different and really good! The barista (owner?) was a lot of fun to chat with. Beautiful handmade items available to buy. And the ducks and cats out back are cute! We'll... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

While this place, for me, didn't at all compare to Ocracoke Coffee Company, there was a lot to love here. The interior of the place was inviting, with plenty of seating for everyone. My chai tea latte was perfect. I really would be silly to list a complaint, or try to think of one, because to be honest this place... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved the no wait, excellent coffee. Not a lot of choice but not necessary as they always have a great brew. Homemade scones, danish, breakfast treats.

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Since the moment I walked into the door at Live Oak Coffee I was treated like I was part of the family. The staff there are genuine, welcoming and will give you honest tips on places to eat or things to do about the island. The coffee was great and I will be back in the future to enjoy the... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Would have tried them out but closed in the middle of a busy Thursday afternoon where threatening weather made for a nice coffee shop retreat.

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North Wilkesboro, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I were pleased to find that Live Oak Coffee is still alive and kicking on the island. We are big fans of Counter Culture coffee - the coffee served at Live Oak. The baristas are genuinely friendly and prepare a fine cup of coffee. My afternoon caffeine fix was a skinny latte, and my husband chose an... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Ocracoke Coffee has delicious coffee and amazing pastries, and a lovely garden patio. Live Oak Coffee has mediocre coffee, no snacks, and a front porch. I wanted to like this place more but will walk farther to O.C.

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defiantly, Manager at Live Oak Coffee, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not have a good visit. We are a small business and the island has been slow so we have not been trying to over extend ourselves. We also love Ocracoke Coffee company for their delicious treats. We, however, are trying to only sell locally made goods to help support the community. Thank you for... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I wish this place had made a better impression on me...I like to support Ocracoke businesses, but they opened late and had like five things on their menu. Didn't go back.

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defiantly, Manager at Live Oak Coffee, responded to this review

We are sorry that we did not have enough options for you. As well as our coffee list and lattes, we carry tea both hot and cold in several varieties. We also carry homemade simple syrups, fresh squeezed lemonade, infused water, chocolate milk, locally made baked goods, and a wide cereal selection. It is a small operation and every customers... More

Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My boyfriend come down to the island almost every Memorial Day and camp at the NPS campground outside of town. We are early risers and were thrilled to learn about Live Oak Coffee. Hands down it was the best espresso I've ever tasted. Savoring an espresso is one of two things I'm looking forward to this weekend. . .well worth... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I ordered a small mocha. The only options for milk were nonfat and whole. The server was very accommodating and mixed the two. They do not have typical extras such as whipped cream, but prices were higher than my local Starbucks. The barista was wonderful and I enjoyed talking to her, but I was pretty disappointed in the coffee.

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defiantly, Manager at Live Oak Coffee, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, because of you we now carry almond milk, soy, 2 percent, whole and skim milk and whip cream! Also, we have come down on some prices as to give more of a selection at a reasonable price. Thanks! More

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