Our Story



Every town has their local coffee shop. On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Front Porch Café is that spot. Established in 1999, Front Porch Café came into being for one simple reason… People needed a good cup of coffee on the Outer Banks. 
Front Porch Café was founded in 1999 and was the first small batch roasted coffee shop on the Outer Banks. It truly began as a passion project and for a love of coffee!  In order to provide the best cup of coffee, we knew we had to roast our own coffee beans in house- controlling the process each step of the way to ensure nothing but the best for the Outer Banks.
As the locals and tourists alike fell in love with our coffee, Front Porch Café expanded into three locations which serve thousands of customers every year. Our coffee is sold in local stores throughout the beach and is exclusively used at many restaurants and coffee shops. You can even find our coffee in local Food Lion grocery stores!
Now open for over twenty five years, Front Porch Café has been serving the Outer Banks community and our beloved tourists in a welcoming atmosphere! 
Not only do we have a passion for our coffee we also have a passion for our community and the world we live in. Front Porch Café embodies a love of the earth and the people in it, focusing on sustainable, earth friendly, and humane growing practices. We source our coffees from small independent farmers throughout the world, focusing on sustainability and the use of organic farming techniques wherever possible. We have also incorporated bio-degradable and recycled materials into our stores, including our cups and straws. 
Truly a staple of the community, Front Porch continually volunteers for events, donates to local causes, and raises money for charities, focusing on improving the tight knit community of the Outer Banks.  When you visit Front Porch you will feel like family!
Stop by any of our three locations today to chat with our friendly and knowledgeable employees! We look forward to seeing you soon!