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Front Porch Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Café, Wine Bar
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300 South Highway 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-3160
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cozzy spot for a nice cup of coffee

Right on the main drag in downtown Manteo, they have a great breakfast & coffee selections are top knotch..

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
yorkhavenmarina
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Poquoson, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Poquoson, Virginia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Right on the main drag in downtown Manteo, they have a great breakfast & coffee selections are top knotch..

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Asheville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of those reviews I almost didn't write. I loved this place. It is impeccably clean. The owner and staff are funny, personable, and attentive. They have great merch (I love pottery), and I guess if I had ordered something other than a bagel, the rating would have been an enthusiastic FIVE! I simply wanted to eat lighter... More 

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

Monty, Your's was far and away one of the most entertaining reviews I have read. Thanks for the input, we love to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sorry about the plain bagel--what can I say? It was--well..."plain". Next time you really need to try out the spinach & feta croissant. Meantime, I have instructed our staff to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Awesome coffee and espresso! Staff is well versed in the ways of quality coffee drinks. The delicious baked goods and friendly baristas are always the highlight of my morning. I bought locally roasted beans and designer mugs for everyone on my christmas list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Amazing coffee! Their Apple Pie Latte is one of the best signature drinks I have had in a while. They rival Caribou when it comes to great specialty drinks. A must stop if you are ever in the Outer Banks.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is good for coffee and a baked good but hardly qualifies as a restaurant. Should be listed under coffee shops.

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

While we try to portray our business as accurately as possible in the Trip Advisor listing as a coffee shop, there is no separate listing for different food service entities. We are sorry if we did not offer you the venue that you were expecting. If you were to note the signage on the front of our business, it clearly... More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ordered a mocha with almond milk. It was so bad I had to ask for it to be remade with soy. Still was not very good. Won't go again.

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

We are very sorry for your disappointing beverage. Sounds like the drink was oversteamed--Soy and almond milk are very touchy to overheating. I will address it with our staff so it will not happen again. Please visit again and your order will be on me. Thanks, Paul Manning, owner More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Took breakfast here two days running last week. Both times we got really good, strong coffee and excellent quality, home made croissants.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've been to the Front Porch Cafes in all three locations, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head & Manteo, all in North Carolina. The atmosphere is comfortable with free wifi. Many different kinds of excellent coffee and tea. Cakes & muffins are available. Some musical entertainment. You can't go wrong if you stop in.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The best coffee shop I have ever tried. The locals favorite is my favorite. They will tone it down for you if you like it less sweet, Have it your way. And the pastries are soo good! Get there early for a good variety!

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Was in search of a well made so latte. Front Porch Cafe was great, the inside is so clean and easy to just sit and enjoy your coffee. The pastries all looked amazing. I tried the bacon egg and cheese pastry it was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 South Highway 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 252-473-3160

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Café, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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