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20 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7614
+1 910-579-3664
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to Drift because my hotel coffee/breakfast left more to be desired. I went back the next day because I enjoyed it so much. Not only did the awesome surf guy who made my breakfast the day before remember me (among the probably twenty people who were in the shop the one time I was there), he remembered my... More 

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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The avacado smash is good, but really overpriced. 1 piece of toast + avacado + egg shouldn't be that expensive.

Thank count_smackula
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Very overpriced..a small smoothie was $6. It was good but this place just charges too much. I guess they're charging you for the atmosphere? I don't know. If you like reallly tiny portion sizes that are very expensive then come here. Or maybe I'm just cheap because I'm a college student.

Thank Srattygirl
Greene, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Great food, coffee, atmosphere and service! Whether you're visiting Ocean Isle Beach/Sunset Beach or you live here, give it a try. You'll be back!

Thank Jane F
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for healthy options, here is your place. Amazing smoothie bowls, avocado toast, and all things trendy. Great place!

Thank Marjorie Anne F
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We found it looking for a coffee place that was in walking distance of our rental. Its great! The staff is friendly and warm, the menu is small but amazing- get the avocado toast with a fried egg and tomatoes, and it has the best chai I've ever had.

Thank Leathercat69
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 15, 2016

I can't say enough about this cute little coffee shop. Great environment, not corporate-feeling like some other coffee shops, and a staff that seem to really care about the place and the customers. We recently got married on Ocean Isle Beach and took two separate planning trips down. Both times we found ourselves setup at Drift doing work and planning... More 

Thank Matt S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Love the Drift for brunch or inch. Great latte and really wholesome food. A tradition for me when I am at OIB!

Thank Toni L
Kernersville, North Carolina
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Drift is the best place for breakfast in Ocean Isle! The coffee is perfect, iced or hot. My favorites for a fresh, healthy breakfast are the smoked salmon sandwich or the avocado smash with an egg on top. My husband likes the ham, egg and cheddar on toast. There are vegetarian options. Service has always been friendly and efficient, no... More 

Thank BlueSpruce80
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We were properly surprised. This would be a top 10 place to get coffee/snacks/food in any major city. You can tell they use the best ingredients and that they love what they do. Great service, cool atmosphere, and a must-visit if you're in Ocean Isle.

Thank CarlosCTFR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7614
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-3664
Established in 2014 to bring quality coffee, small kitchen meals, real fruit smoothies, organic baked goods completed by people with a passion for serving.

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