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Front Porch Cafe

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Cafe, American, Wine Bar
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300 South Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Norwood, NC
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely coffee morning with my son. We ended up at Front Porch Cafe. Great little place with such a selection of coffees, muffins, danishes, and breakfast sandwiches. Great service too!

Thank PanthersFanz
Cumberland, Kentucky
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stopped here while in the OBX. This is probably the best coffee on OBX. We will be back! Also, the pastries are excellent!

Thank jnwill0
Manteo, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Front Porch Café in Manteo and its other locations has the best coffee in the area. The coffee is brewed on site or at one of their other locations. In addition to coffee, light fare is served. You can relax inside or in a rocker on the front porch. My favorite coffee is Dawn Patrol.

1 Thank saulsburys53
Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The inside of this cafe has ample space but the front porch is quite lacking and small. Latte was okay but way way too hot - it probably took 20 minutes to cool and I still had to put cold milk in it.

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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place, it had such a great variety of great tasting coffee and the staff were so friendly and helpful. A great place for a light breakfast.

1 Thank Wobblylegs
Wappingers, United States
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

OK...after days of hotel coffee (which isn't horrible, but I love my Starbucks and was in desperate need of a vegan chai), we found this cafe. It is adorable on the inside. They have a free book exchange, sell quote magnets and stickers. They offer all types of coffee/tea drinks and have a lot of vegan options. The people are... More 

2 Thank Susan L
north carolina, United States
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great coffee shop, hometown feel, because it is, we live here. Great place to meet for friends, business, solitude and time out. Excellent lattes, lots of choices, has lots of goodies to go with coffee too, as well as a pretty nice wine selection.

2 Thank Martha H
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Stopped in for an afternoon coffee and snack. Enjoyed the muffinss and coffee while sitting in the couch area. I commented to the barista how impressed I was with her actions behind the counter. She was very conscious on cleaning the steam wand on the espresso machine. Having owned a coffeehouse in the past I pay close attention to the... More 

2 Thank Dave M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love coffee so naturally we were drawn to this lovely coffee shop with strong drinks. I got the pick me up iced and he enjoyed the cafe mocha. The free wifi adds a nice little touch for the business professional on vacation.

Thank Delanie D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Set back a little from the bustle of Main Street but very good. Everything was very fresh and we were able to share a sandwich.

Thank MCMS51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Cafe, American, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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: 12524733160
Community Coffeehouse and Bakery. Locally roasted coffee (at our Nags Head location). Also serving wine and local craft beers both in store and retail. Free high speed internet, plug in available. Open everyday year around.

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