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Front Porch Cafe

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2515 S Croatan Hwy, Milepost 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959-8900
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sampled each smoothie daily. Fresh made brew was perfect to start our day. Muffins good too. Love

Thank BatsonBoomer
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a local coffee/tea shop, non-commercialized for a chai latte. Being the first day of fall, they were offering a pumpkin chai latte... excellent. Made me feel at home in PA with such a fall treat. Bonus was the spinach feta and leek pastry braid. Texture of a flaky and fresh croissant, warm and layered like a turnover.... More 

Thank Alicia R
Alexandria, Virginia
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We wanted a family friendly coffee shop with menus items for all ages. We got this here. A local favorite according to many and so we went for breakfast during our week stay at the OBX. We had a sugar filled morning but none of us complained. Chocolate filled croissants, ham and cheese croissants(warmed) hot chocolate, mochas, almond milk latte,... More 

Thank shellvanderwal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This was really some of the best coffee I've ever had. I ordered the Brazilian coffee and had them do the pour-over. It was excellent; clean, distinctive, high quality flavor, free of any off-taste, not acid or bitter. I did not think it was overly strong. I had a refill of the Sumatran, which was also quite good though this... More 

Thank Cory S
Fishersville, Virginia
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good coffee a bit strong so for those coffee lovers you will like it. Nice selection of pastries etc but I didn't try any. Neat atmosphere quite the social spot.

Thank sportcat71
obxsurfer1999, Owner at Front Porch Cafe, responded to this review

Yep, it's strong--brewed full strength! Unbelievable that some restaurants cut the amount of coffee they use when brewing coffee--just makes the coffee more bitter. We do however offer 3 different coffees each day so you will find a light, medium, and dark roast each day. Tip: if you find your coffee a bit on the strong side, ask the barista... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Awesome Coffee!! Love the West3....go here very time I am in town to get a cup of Joe. The staff are so pleasant.

Thank Lena L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We went twice during the week! Raspberry filled pastry & mocha latte exceeded expectations. Get there early or you might miss out on fresh pastries!

Thank Brooke K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to Front Porch for the wi-fi since our vacation rental doesn't have any but our experience was not stellar. My uncle ordered lemonade that he saw them making from frozen--definitely not fresh. There are no prices listed on the overhead chalkboard, which was off-putting. And to top it off the wi-fi was slow. I wanted this to be... More 

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

Sorry to disappoint--we make every effort to provide a special customer experience. Yes, the lemonade is made from frozen concentrate, but it's quite good, especially with the lavender added. Our prices are listed in our printed menus, freely available at the counter. We've tried posting prices on the back counter menus, but there just isn't room for all the drinks... More 

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135 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop for a quick coffee, nice pastries and good drinks all around, delicious mango smoothy.

Thank Eastcoast1
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Yummy iced coffee. Very friendly staff. Don't go to Dunkin. Get your coffees here. A lot of choices. Different types of coffees also.

1 Thank Brian K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2515 S Croatan Hwy, Milepost 10.5, Nags Head, NC 27959-8900
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 12524806616
5 time winner of "Best Coffee on the Beach" by the Coast Magazine. Coffee fresh roasted in store. Espresso, teas, in house bakery, wine bar, local craft beers to go. Free high speed wifi with plug ins power. Open daily at 6 am, evening hours during the summer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?