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Front Porch Cafe

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2200 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
12524496616
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All three locations are great but we usually stop in at the Manteo location. The store is spacious and well-decorated. The coffee is always excellent. I can see why Starbucks cannot make a dent in OBX. The pastries are tasty and always fresh. The service is efficient yet personable. We stop in numerous times during our summer week. Don't miss... More 

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Thank Adrian K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointing... The staff was unfriendly, seemed not to want to be there, was not helpful, and was very slow. We expected fresh coffee and a choice of varieties. They had 3 premade coffees in the pump dispensers. When asked what kind of coffee they had, the cashier just pointed in a general direction and said something like "over there."... More 

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Thank IRMLJM
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coffee was excellent... Service very friendly ... Atmosphere inviting ... Overall very homey feeling with welcoming service!

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Thank Sarah P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop in pretty much every day we are on vacation, and have every year we visit. Love this place- the best! So friendly, they support local artists and causes and our favorite Batista knows our names. :) Love.

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Thank Sarah E
Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time coming to Front Porch Cafe. Been to the Nags Head location. Layout here was much nicer. Ordering on the right side and a huge seating area on the left. Very accommodating because they had tables for couples as well a long table that sat about 10! Awesome that they had a play area for the little one. Tons... More 

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Thank Lola M
Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The front porch cafe in three locations on the outer banks makes fantastic lattes and you have to try the muffins. Friendly staff and atmosphere

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Thank Nina S
Libby, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped at the Front Porch Café to grab a cup of coffee and snack. The place is immaculate, warm and inviting. The coffee was outstanding and the cinnamon buns that we bought to go with it were out of this world! We will return if we ever return to the Outer Banks.

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Thank Karen E
New Smyrna Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My family and I traveled to Kill Devil Hills from Seattle for vacation and as my wife and I love good coffee (green mermaid kind excluded). We often like seek out good places that are locally owned and organic. We had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Maria the talented and friendly barista extraordinaire at Front Porch Coffee. Flavor was outstanding,... More 

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Thank Jeff M
Henrico, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice stop for a coffee pick up. Good for gifts too. Family or single. "Comfort Stop".Crowded on rainy days.

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Thank Baileyh0
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

We stop here for coffee frequently when we are visiting the area for our decaf coffee. They never have drip so we always get the decaf americano which is good most of the time but doesn't give us the opportunity to drink other varieties of decaf which we always try to do at specialty coffee shops. We have gotten their... More 

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Thank Anna L
obxsurfer1999, Owner at Front Porch Cafe, responded to this review

Anna, Thank you for your comments. We always have a different decaf fresh brewed each morning until early afternoon. As we don't get many calls for decaf in the afternoon, rather than let the urn go cold, we fresh make our customers a fresh cup as you mentioned by serving a decaf Americano. We feel it is the best way... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 12524496616
Description
3 Locations in the Outer Banks: Kill Devil Hills at MP 6, Nags Head at the Milepost 10.5 Shoppes, and Manteo at the stoplight Highway 64/264 next to RD Sawyer Ford. Open daily year around from 6 AM-6PM. Free wifi with power.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?