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Front Porch Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Coffee Shop, Wine Bar
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300 South Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, 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
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Friendly people, great selection, great coffee!

We first stumbled across this gem last year while driving through Manteo. They have everything you could want in a coffee shop, from regular coffee and espresso to blended drinks when you are in the mood for something a little sweeter (I recommend the West 3rd!). They also have baked goods, wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
b0k0n0n
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NC
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We first stumbled across this gem last year while driving through Manteo. They have everything you could want in a coffee shop, from regular coffee and espresso to blended drinks when you are in the mood for something a little sweeter (I recommend the West 3rd!). They also have baked goods, wine, their own coffee beans you can take with... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

great range of different coffee and smoothies and cakes and pastries and a cute atmosphere, bit pricey though but worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We really enjoyed hanging out here. Drank some iced coffees on the front porch. They were delicious! Met the owner and chatted with him for awhile. Super nice guy who really took the time to get to know us. This place is the real deal. Great coffee, great atmosphere and great service. Do not miss it!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My sister said the coffee & pastries were good. I can't have either, but the atmosphere was pleasant & laid back.

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The coffee here is premium and you can taste the difference. We've visited all three locations, and those in Nags Head and Manteo have the most space to relax, drink your joe, and cruise the net. They also have a nice selection of tea, mugs, and souveniers for sale. Enjoy!

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Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Not sure why all the rave reviews about this place. Just a coffee shop with a small selection of pastries and some wine in the back. Friendly service.

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

We're sorry to disappoint you! When you stopped in looking for breakfast, we recommended several other nearby locations. We do everything we can to correctly portray our business on Trip Advisor, and yes we are a coffeehouse, that's what we do. I understand you returned the next day (Sunday) as the other restaurants were closed that day. We are regulated... More 

Winston Salem
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I stopped in on a day trip to Manteo and spent some time hanging out here. The staff are so friendly and had some tips for spending the day in town. I had a delicious mocha and one of the ham, egg, and cheese croissants. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, an enjoyable place to spend some time in Manteo.

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Shenandoah, Virginia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Family had just arrived in the area to begin vacation and needed a bit of a break from the vehicle before checking into our cottage. The cafe was cool and comfortable, loved the porch and you will not hear any complaints on the cool treats from us.

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Burke, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good coffee, creative drinks, nice interior, book shelf, good pastries, good tchachkes for sale. Had a bit of a chain feel. A nice surprise -- they sell wine by the bottle at reasonable prices. Overall a nice plsce to kill time on a rainy day!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Dropped in this morning for one coffee and one Chi-tea. The owner gave a friendly welcome and asked what we needed. It's a beautiful cafe and we both enjoyed our drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?