Beads & Beans is celebrating its fifth year in business and the first season in its new, first-floor, soundfront location. You will find them in the same building with Austin's Seafood, right next to Lisa's Pizzeria. This family-owned and -operated, island-style coffee house offers fresh espresso and coffee creations using N.C. roasted beans, as well as super-thick milkshakes, fun frappes, whole-fruit smoothies (yes, there is acai) and a wide selection of organic teas. Cinnamon rolls, muffins, scones, cookies and breads are baked fresh all day long. The cold brew is an art, crafted in a custom-made, 24-hour, Dutch drip twin tower. It is dark, rich, smooth and addictive. The choices of ice creams, the portion sizes and the decadent specialty cones will have you thinking about dessert all day long. Play a game of cornhole or giant Connect Four, or just sit and relax, watching the comings and goings of island life in the provided outdoor seating. Come experience the difference family makes!
Beads & Beans OBX
24202 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe