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.
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
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
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.