Planning a day at Wrightsville Beach? Then you will need a great breakfast to prepare you for a day hitting the surf and sand.
If you’re spending the day at Wrightsville Beach, then you will need some sustenance before spending time in the sun. Breakfast is arguably one of the most important meals of the day, so before hitting the sand, make sure to fuel up for a day at the beach. Whether you’re staying at the beach or commuting there for the day, there is no shortage of options for breakfast in Wrightsville Beach. From quick grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches to smoothies and, of course, coffee, there are options for every type of breakfast craving. Don’t worry if you’re not the breakfast type – reference this roundup when you need a post-beach snack or caffeinated pick-me-up.
Zeke’s Beans and Bowls
A self-proclaimed health food restaurant, Zeke’s Beans and Bowls proves that great-for-you food can taste great, too. Boasting (and roasting) an incredible selection of coffees and an extensive selection of breakfast choices with options for Gluten-Free and Vegan diners, Zeke’s Beans and Bowls truly offers something for everyone. Located just before the Banks Channel Bridge in a cozy white and blue building, this spot is great for breakfast and for afternoon snacks. For coffee, select from at least three choices of pour-over coffee, traditional espresso drinks or try one of their seasonal lattes. Their eggs dishes are globally-inspired with no passport required – try the Zeke’s Bibimbap with sunny eggs, tofu and teriyaki sauce or the Costa Rican Pita with omelet-style eggs, cheddar jack cheese, black beans and salsa. For a fruit-forward breakfast, their gluten and dairy-free acai bowls are filling and refreshing. Try any of the options on the menu or BYO (build your own) acai bowl! Don’t sleep on Zeke’s Poke bowls, salads, smoothies or pitas – these are perfect afternoon snack options, though they serve this completely delicious menu all day.
Cross the Banks Channel Bridge and turn right on Lumina Ave to find The Workshop tucked behind the main street, just steps away from Wrightsville Beach. This unique spot, which was once a space to store tools, merges the owners’ love of SCUBA and coffee. From drip coffee to traditional espresso drinks to more imaginative offerings, like the Lavender and Honey Latte, here you can satisfy all your caffeine needs, but that’s not all they offer here. The Workshop offers a variety of sandwiches and loaded toasts – try the classic Bacon or Ham Egg and Cheese sandwiched in a fresh plain bagel or the Avocado Toast spread across fresh ciabatta bread – don’t forget to order a fried egg on top! If you’re hungry for lunch, try the Veggie Pesto also served on ciabatta or the Cubano. In the mood for a lighter snack? Slurp down a made-to-order smoothie to refuel. After ordering, be sure to browse their impressive collection of Megalodon teeth and selection of Shark teeth jewelry sourced from the owners’ dives in Wrightsville Beach. Expect there to be a line but know that this unique spot is well worth the wait.
SUNdays, on Wrightsville Beach’s South End, is one of the friendliest coffee shops on the beach. Located just above the iconic South End Surf Shop, this spot is a favorite stop for early risers looking to caffeinate before a morning surf session at Crystal Pier. Pouring locally roasted coffee, you can also grab espresso drinks served anyway and freshly brewed tea. Try their acai bowls and smoothies, which include options like SESSions that blend peach, mango and banana or the chocolate, banana and peanut butter combo smoothie called The Webb. SUNdays also serves a range of food items from local restaurants including baked goods with options for vegans so everyone can fuel up before hitting the water. SUNdays is dog friendly, too, so everyone in the family is welcome! After your beach session, stop back by for a snack, a beer and good vibes before packing up and heading home.
Adapt Kitchen & Juice Bar
Bringing to life their passions for health, wellness and nutrition together in one space, Elie and Chris created Adapt Kitchen & Juice Bar to fuel their active lifestyle. Located in Robert’s Grocery, Wrightsville Beach’s oldest and only grocery store, this chic and modern space offers a curated selection of food and drinks that not only taste good but make you feel good. Try their coffee, tea and espresso drinks, which range from traditional offerings to their specialty drinks, like the VOML Bottle Rocket, a vanilla oat milk latte served in a glass bottle, Liquid Gold, which features turmeric ginger chai tea and MCT oil, or the Blue Majik Mylk that combines unsweetened almond milk, e3live blue majik, maple syrup and pure vanilla extract. Adapt’s selection of fresh and cold-pressed juices is unmatched and their signature superfood smoothies, packed with flavor and nutritional value, are the perfect fuel for a day at the beach. If craving something a bit more substantial, order their yogurt brekkie bowl, acai bowl or artisan-style toasts. Stop in or bypass the line and place your order online for pick up so you can hit the beach quicker.
Catering to both the hungry and adventurous, SurfBerry Cafe is your one-stop shop for food and fun on Wrightsville Beach. Start with a coffee, which the cafe offers every which way – from drip, pour-over, and traditional espresso drinks to the Game Changer Bullet (coffee, grass-fed butter, and MCT oil) – there are endless ways to caffeinate. For a light yet filling breakfast, choose from SurfBerry’s wide selection of Superfood smoothies and Acai, Pitaya and smoothie bowls, or try one of the artesian toasts slathered with toppings like avocado, hummus and almond butter. Don’t forget SurfBerry’s wide selection of baked goods – all of which are gluten and soy-free with select items available for vegans. Finish up breakfast and check out the rental selections offered at SurfBerry, which range from chairs, umbrellas, bikes, surfboards, stand-up paddleboards, and more. SurfBerry ensures you leave full and ready to enjoy your beach experience to the fullest.