Love coffee? You’re not alone – over half of Americans drink it every day!
It’s no wonder there are so many wonderful options when it comes to enjoying your daily cup on Hatteras Island. Whether you’re looking for freshly brewed NC roasted coffee for your sunrise walk on the beach or you want to find a place to get your afternoon latté while out shopping, these spots have you covered:
Beads and Beans
24267 NC-12, Rodanthe, North Carolina
Coffee shop on the second floor of the Pamlico Station shops, overlooking the Pamlico Sound in Rodanthe.
Open Year-round • 7 days a week
Summer Hours 6am – 8pm
Off-season Hours vary by month but are typically 7am-noon
Try: the Nutty Monkey: a blended espresso frappe with nutella and banana or the Dawn Patrol: 7 day steeped cold brew with a double shot of espresso and ice cubes made of coffee.
Forbes Coffee, Candy and Tea
24502 NC-12, Rodanthe, North Carolina
In the Waves Village shops in southern Rodanthe.
Open Year-round • 7 days a week.
7am – 10pm in the summer, 7am – 8pm in the off-season
Try: the Night in Rodanthe – Dark mint mocha, it’s like coffee and dessert!
Watermen’s Bar & Grill
25706 NC-12, Waves, NC
On the Pamlico Sound behind REAL Watersports in Waves.
Open March 1st thru November 26th • 7 days a week
9am – 9pm
Watermen’s has an entire coffee and espresso menu. The management team has many years of combined experience at Starbucks, they can make any coffee drink you can think of!
Try: Their most popular drink: a Vanilla Latté
Atlantic Coast Cafe
25150 NC Highway 12, Waves, NC
Open April – October • 7 days a week
8am – 8:30pm in the off season • 7am – 9pm in the summer
Try: An Atlantic Coast Cafe signature freeze.
Samantha’s Coffee & Smoothie
41008 NC Hwy 12, Avon, NC 27915
Right next to the Surf or Sound Avon Office!
Open 7am-6pm • 7 days a week in the summer
9am-4pm • Tuesday – Saturday in the off-season
Closed December – the week before Easter
Try: the Kona Mocha Frappé
Muffins & Scones
40126 NC HWY 12, Avon, NC
Purple building next to their sister business, Cups & Cones
Open year-round • 7 days a week
6am-4pm in the summer and 7am-3pm in the off season
Try: A Caramel Macchiato – with two shots of espresso, served hot or cold
39774 NC Hwy. 12, Avon, NC
Coffee and bead shop in the Dairy Queen shopping center in Avon.
Open Easter – Thanksgiving 9:30am – 7pm
Try: The Wired Monkey
Uglie Mugs Coffee
40534 Nc 12 Hwy, Avon, NC
Open year-round, 6:30 – 8pm
Free Wi-fi and printer/fax machine available
Try: a Caramel Almond Latté
Orange Blossom Café
47206 NC-12, Buxton, NC
Across from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse entrance
Open 6:30 – 11:00am • 7 days a week (Closed December – March)
Try: An apple ugly to go with your coffee!
Coffee Bar at Dillon’s Corner
46792 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton, NC
Open 7am – 10pm • 7 days a week
Full-service coffee bar serving coffee, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, fresh-fruit smoothies and more.
Try: Lighthouse Latté
Old Gray House Gifts
47074 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, NC
Open Monday – Friday 10-5 • Saturday 10-2
Gift shop offering simple North Carolina roast drip coffee that is available by the pound.
Red Drum Pottery and Coffee
53561 NC Highway 12, Frisco, NC
Open 10-5 • 7 Days a Week
Browse beautiful hand-made ceramics and enjoy the full-service coffee bar.
The Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop
58079 NC-12, Hatteras, NC
Full service traditional coffee shop across from the fishing harbor in Hatteras Village.
Open Tuesday- Saturday 6:30 am- 3 pm • Sunday 6:30 am- Noon
Try: a Mexican Spiced Cocoa