The Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop

  • Details: Across from the harbor in Hatteras Village, this locally owned and operated shop has a menu that features a large variety of coffee blends from around the world. Fresh baked goods and gifts fill the shop, including art from local artists.
  • Where: 58079 NC-12, Hatteras Village
  • Hours: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-noon Sunday
  • Info: 252-986-4004,
  • Uglie Mugs Coffee House

  • Details: With a large variety of coffee and tea based beverages, smoothies, and baked goods, this Avon spot has long since had a dedicated following. And, yes, they do offer a selection of ugly — or uglie — mugs.
  • Where: 40534 NC-12, Avon
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
  • Info: 252-995-5590

Beads & Beans OBX

  • Details: This soundside shop offers something for everyone. Come for caffeine and stay for the beads. The menu features coffee, tea, real fruit smoothies, baked goods, and hand-dipped ice cream. The shop also features a gift shop and working studio with selection of beads where visitors can create their own masterpiece.
  • Where: 24202 NC-12, Rodanthe
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Info: 252-619-2028;

Samantha’s Coffee Smoothie

  • Details: This little coffee shop is hiding inside of Studio 12 right across from the Avon Pier. Inside the teal building hides a gem that roasts their own beans, bakes their own pastries, and blends up fresh smoothies.
  • Where: 41008 NC-12 Avon
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; Closed Sunday
  • Info: 252-995-7899;


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