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Muddy Waters Coffeehouse


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


American, Cafe
Breakfast, Drinks
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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House-made Cold Brew Nitro
Frappe - endless options
Iced Cold Brew
Organic Kombucha on tap
Vegan Fruit Smoothies
white mocha
Train Wreck
A lightly sweetened latte with an extra shot of espresso
Turtle Mocha
Just like the chocolate treat, only with espresso
"Mocha on Steroids" - double chocolate & an extra shot
Exactly what you need to survive the apocalypse
Wake the Dead
SEVEN shots of espresso, latte-style, lightly sweetened
Pumpkin Teacake
Lowfat Banana Bread - nut free
Orange Cranberry Bread
Cinnamon Pecan Coffeecake
Blueberry Crumble Coffeecake
Chocolate Espresso Bar
Pecan Bar
Dark Chocolate Brownie
Cream cheese, salted pecan, walnut or toasted marshmallow (varies by day)
Vegan chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal craisin, pecan chocolate chip. Varies by day.
NY Bagels - plain, everything, asiago, blueberry
Not housemade, but the best you'll find this far South
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Muddy Waters has a unique atmosphere. Casual seating on couches and outdoor patio area. Games for kids or adults! And a great variety of delicious coffees, etc.!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kap778
Reviewed January 12, 2019

I admit I'm a bit of a coffee snob, which is why I get my fix a few times a week at Muddy's. I'll even come clean and say that many Sundays I'm lured to church because Muddy's has a coffee bar set up in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tracey H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Every visit is a special treat. The baristas are amazing and the atmosphere is welcoming. The coffee is delicious and addicting! So worth the visit every time!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank melodicfox
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great place to go for good coffee and great conversation!!! Meeting with friends is always fun at Muddy's!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TBFH
Reviewed November 28, 2018

I wish they would add kava kava though. Drinks were made with fake milk (almond maybe?) but it tasted fine. I just prefer the real thing. I had a nice conversation with a local and picked his brain on other places to try.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cyndiann P
audramarx, Owner at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hi! Thank you for your kind words. I'm so sorry you accidentally got almond milk! It was a crazy busy weekend, so I do apologize. We have nonfat, 2% and whole milk stocked all the time, as well as soy, almond and coconut milk. You...More

Reviewed November 2, 2018

The coffee is very good; the drinks very consistent. The only thing I'd change is that they'd sell coffee on their website.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michelle H
audramarx, Owner at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thank you, Michelle! It is our top priority to have excellent coffee. Maybe we will have enough staff one day to sell through our website! Right now, you can email us for shipment.

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I'm here at least 4 to 5 times a week. Great coffee, dog friendly, nice people, and very welcoming atmosphere. 100 times better than the chain coffee places.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TLC101514
audramarx, Owner at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

YES! THANK YOU - this is exactly what we want to be.

Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

What a good latte can be made just for you. Reasonable prices and nice folks were there. A place not to miss when visiting EC.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rogersober
audramarx, Owner at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thanks so much, Roger.

Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Very good cup of coffee. He dark blend was rich and flavorful. They have several food items to choose if you want a muffin/snack. Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank adammC506OL
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Elizabeth City & found Muddy Waters on TripAdvisor and so glad we did. My chai was amazing & my friend got an Americano & loved it just as much. They have indoor and covered outdoor seating. Great atmosphere and lots of seating!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank amitch918ell
audramarx, Owner at Muddy Waters Coffeehouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thank you! So glad you found us and thanks for helping spread the word. (Yes, we love spicy chai too)

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