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12 Great Spots to Grab a Coffee

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If you’re a coffee-lover like us, one of the first things you want to know when traveling to a new town is, “where’s a place to get a good coffee,” right?  To kick off the fall season #OnlyinOnslow, here are several of our favorite spots, some with some special fall themed drinks featured in this roundup!  See a complete list of coffee shops in our area and share some coffee love of your favorites on Instagram (@onlyinonlsow) while you’re here!

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Havana 58 Café Espresso Coffee Bar

Treat yourself to a gourmet coffee made from Cuban beans, or an espresso, and a delicious pastry at Havana 58! Savor a tranquil moment away from the craziness of everyday life in their comfortable atmosphere and ambiance with Cuban culture!  Are you in a hurry and on the go?  Stop through their drive-thru:  Monday thru Friday 7AM to 3PM; Saturday & Sunday 8AM to 3PM.

📍1830 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC

Blend Cafe

Blend is an awesome place to enjoy a coffee, an acai bowl, or smoothie indoors with free wifi and lounge seats – perfect for cram days or workdays.  If the sun is shining, hang out on their outdoor patio! Oh, and your pup is welcome too! They pride themselves on providing local, fair trade tea and coffee. Plus, they work with local bakeries to source the freshest and tastiest additions to your coffee. 

📍109 Marine Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 

The Milk Road

Freshly roasted coffee, espresso, and artisan liege waffles complement a visit to The Milk Road coffee shop. Small in size but mighty in flavor, the waffles are covered in pearl sugar before hitting the iron, giving them sweetness and a little crunch. If you prefer tea, several spins on different varieties are available, like butterfly tea that changes colors when you add lemon.  They’ve got a great outdoor seating area and are pet-friendly!

As a veteran-owned and founded company, they serve as a local hub for people of all backgrounds to exchange conversation and ideas over good food and coffee.

📍4240 Gum Branch Road, Jacksonville, NC

Lil’ Bean Café 

Lil’ Bean Cafe is a special place where you can take a break and unwind with family and friends, adding savory coffee and food to the menu magnifies the good feelings of being surrounded by the ones you love.

Muddy’s Coffee House

Enjoy a coffee that is roasted on-site at this retired Marine family establishment. Buy their roasted coffee to take home with you after you enjoy a deli or breakfast sandwich!  Curbside service available.

📍2040 Wilmington Highway, Jacksonville, NC

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Dragons Brew Café 

We are a cozy, upcoming coffee establishment nestled in Southwest Jacksonville NC on Hwy 258. As a company, we provide premium quality products, authenticity, integrity, and a warm smile for you, our customers.

📍3430 Richlands Hwy, Suite D Jacksonville, NC 28540

The Coffee Co

If you’ve got in mind a special coffee – made just the way you like it, you’ll be happy to know that The Coffee Co., in Richlands is a “craft coffee shop” they will customize your java, just for you! For example, how about this s’mores & pumpkin latte?  Looks delicious. Hot or cold!  They offer all variations of lattes, cappuccinos, and americanos, as well as smoothies, teas, and baked goods.

📍8700 Richlands Highway, Suite A, Richlands


Where do pet parents and coffee lovers convene in Swansboro? Muttigans!  Here’s a place to “paws” and enjoy life with your furry friend! Sip on a cup of coffee, smoothie, or delight in an ice cream cone while your furry friend enjoys a bully stick or spends time getting pampered in the pet spa.

📍624 W. Corbett Avenue, Swansboro

Nuova Luna Caffe

Nuova Luna Caffe is a mom and pop’s type of coffee shop located in Swansboro, aka “The Friendly City by the Sea.”  You just get a good feeling when you’re there.  Each beverage is served with a little message of love and kindness.  In addition to their personal touch,  you will love their coffee, made any way you like as well as their treats for a quick snack!

📍686 W. Corbett Avenue, Swansboro

Bake Bottle & Brew

Nestled in the charming historic waterfront town of Swansboro, recently named one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America to Visit in 2021,” Bake Bottle & Brew is the place to relax and take in the iconic views of the water along our part of the North Carolina coast.  If you want something other than coffee, you can grab a craft cold brew, a glass of wine, or even a cup of ice cream.  Savor every second as you gather on their porch and admire the view.  If you’re looking for a place to enjoy live music and mix with some of the locals, this is the perfect gathering spot!

📍147 N. Front Street, Swansboro

Coffee Haven

Coffee Haven makes great coffee and specialty drinks, of course!  But they also have a passion for serving their customers, community, and neighbors every day, with a side of kindness. Coffee Haven was created to be a safe haven, a space for those who may need it…to feel like home, no matter who you are.  They want to make a difference in the ways that they can.  After all, the best stains in life are coffee and kindness.

📍113 Silver Sands Drive, Sneads Ferry

The Ridge Coffee House

Welcome to The Ridge Coffee House NC, the premier coffee shop in Holly Ridge, NC. We provide a variety of premium handcrafted drinks from coffee and tea you will surely love. The Ridge Coffee House NC is proud to offer freshly ground coffee and daily baked pastries for you to enjoy with friends and family.

📍1061 East Ocean Highway, Holly Ridge

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