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Front Porch Cafe

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300 South Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-3160
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Stopped in for a morning cup of coffee with hubby in tow, which meant I had to pacify him with a baked treat. Coffee was excellent, banana nut muffin was outstanding. Returned later with my girlfriend. She raved about her latte and went nuts over the cinnamon scone. So DO get a treat. Both times the staff couldn't have been... More 

Thank Eatsmeister
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I managed to make it here after the Southern Fried Half Marathon and it was worth it. Great coffee, buns and bagels with a veggie cream cheese worth running 13 miles for.

Thank Jeff T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

All the drinks of the chain stores with local flair. Coffee was excellent, and the service was friendly and prompt with thoughtful suggestions from the barista. Tasty pastries for a reasonable price to accompany the excellent brews. Seating area was larger than the outside of the building looks and there were several areas with comfortable chairs, other areas with tables,... More 

Thank Jeanne R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee & friendly staff. Perhaps because visit was mid-afternoon, the pastry selection was diminished. Just not what we expected from such a highly recommended place.

Thank Lou M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We visited both the Nags Head and Manteo locations during our vacation. Over multiple visits, we enjoyed muffins and other pastries and coffee drinks. Everything we had was delicious! So glad you guys are here so we could get our coffee fix! We also purchased several mugs! I love the various designs that they had!

Thank Melissa K
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Nice front porch area with rocking chairs. Decent selection of coffee, bagels, muffins, and some healthy bowls. Reasonably priced. Also a nice big indoor seating area.

Thank Late B
Gloucester, Virginia
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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We love everything about the Front Porch. The Danish is fresh and reasonably priced and the house blend coffee is just right. The cafe provides comfortable seating and the service at the counter is terrific. We always have to make a visit when we arrive at the OBX>

Thank kbunting
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This coffee shop is a low-key coffee shop, that many locals visit. They have a variety of drinks and the staff is very friendly. Their prices may seem a little high, but the quality of the drinks of worth the money.

1 Thank flipflop915
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I stopped here on my way back to Raleigh. I like the fact that they have some very nutritious options. I ordered the Vegan breakfast bowl. Could have used more fruit and granola in the bowl. That was disappointing but I liked the ambience and the baked goods looked really

1 Thank Leslie O
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Maybe we should've gotten there earlier but we dropped by about 11 AM hoping for a late breakfast of coffee and pastries or bagels. It's quite a big empty-ish space with some seating up front and a type of bar area at the back. The pastry cabinet was virtually empty but we snagged one of the three remaining bagels, a... More 

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

We are very sorry that we disappointed you during your visit. You didn't say what day you visited, but on very busy days we do sell out in our bakery. As we bake everything on site, there are days when things do run out, as is the case for more bakeries. We don't carry over baked items into the next... More 

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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
$2 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 252-473-3160
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?