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Live Oak Coffee

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271 Irvinn Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
252-928-0115
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Good for:
Families with children
Scenic view

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
coffee and conversation

Ocracoke was the highlight of my 10 day stay on the Outer Banks and is one of my favorite places. Were I younger I would not hesitate to live there during the off season. Live Oak made this visit special. Enjoyed the coffee and more importantly a remarkable conversation with a remarkable person... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2014
johndw40
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Corona, California
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
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Corona, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Ocracoke was the highlight of my 10 day stay on the Outer Banks and is one of my favorite places. Were I younger I would not hesitate to live there during the off season. Live Oak made this visit special. Enjoyed the coffee and more importantly a remarkable conversation with a remarkable person - Katie (owner) regarding writing/writers and Kathy... More 

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Oxford, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great place to get coffee if you are a early riser like me. Was sitting on their front porch drinking coffee at 7 am. Loved the honey they had you can add to your cup of coffee. Staff so friendly too. Wonderful place.

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Earlysville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really like the owner, the coffee, the ambience, and I LOVE that I don't have to wait in long lines to get my coffee.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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179 reviews 179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 271 Irvinn Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Ocracoke
  • Phone Number: 252-928-0115

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?