Visited: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Yes, it’s another post about coffee on Ocracoke Island! On our recent overnight stay on the island, Mrs. Bfast w/Nick and I enjoyed a morning of watching the island come to life. We usually visit just during the day, so seeing the sun rise over the harbor was a new experience. We had to make the most of the morning hours, so we stopped at not one, but TWO coffee spots… and that’s before we actually went to brunch. We’re dedicated, folks. Our first stop was at Live Oak Coffee, which is a newer shop on Irvin Garrish Highway, the main street (NC Route 12) through the island. After a little wandering we also found the more established Ocracoke Coffee Co. on the literal back road (called Back Road) of the island, and it was humming with life.
It felt like we found the social center of the island. Both locals and tourists came and went. We’re pretty sure we saw the owner hanging on the front porch. The shop has a big porch plus a broad tree-covered front yard packed with benches and chairs. If you have a day of island fun planned, Ocracoke Coffee is there to help set the tone.
In addition to all of the coffee, espresso, and smoothies you could possibly need, they also have fresh cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, and pastries.
The interior of the shop is cozy and beach-themed. Expect a little bit of traffic going in and out, especially on a beautiful morning when everyone’s gearing up for a fun day.
Mrs. Bfast w/Nick and I made our second breakfast out of a soft apple cinnamon muffin and a couple double shots of espresso. All excellent.
The espresso was good to the last drop.
If you want to feel the pulse of this lively island, Ocracoke Coffee is a good place to start. Relax in the yard or on the porch with an espresso or iced coffee. You’ll appreciate the back road find and the close community found under the trees.