4 Feb 2014
Given the Outer Banks of North Carolina’s immense and rising popularity as a wedding destination, there are a plethora of locally-owned bakeries to supply the growing demand for baked goodies.
Some of these shops are based out of the owner’s home – others have storefronts located off the bypass (U.S. 158). Below we’ve compiled a list of bakeries that create, bake, and sell everything from breakfast pastries and specialty breads to cupcakes and custom wedding cakes.
Some of the places below are open year-round, while others are closed during the off-season. If you're planning on stopping by any of the places listed, be sure to call ahead.
Chosen as the number one bakery on the Outer Banks during the Outer Banks Voice's 2012 "Best of the Beach" contest, Tullio's Bakery has something for everyone. Their menu includes breakfast staples like freshly baked bagels, warm donuts, and tasty fruit pies. They also have yummy cold and warm drinks to choose from including smoothies and specialty coffee creations.
Tullio's also sells delectable special event cakes, cheesecakes, freshly made fudge, and Italian ice. Located in the Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza in Duck, they're open from April through December and closed during the off-season.
Address: 1187 Duck Road | Duck, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-7112
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Café Lachini is a small eatery that serves sandwiches on homemade bread, warm soup, fresh salads, and handmade baked goods. They prepare custom cakes and offer catering for any occasion. Their specialty breads include white, wheat, and rye loafs and they also have freshly baked tarts, pies, cookies and cupcakes to choose from.
Cafe Lachine is owned by husband and wife team, Justin and Johanna Lachine and they’re open daily from 7:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. They are open for from 5:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday.
Address: 5000 S. Croatan Hwy. | Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 715-2550
Cotton Candy Baking Company
The “creators of all things sweet,” the Cotton Candy Baking Company is located on Hatteras Island and devoted to making events a little sweeter from Duck to Ocracoke. Known for their gourmet filled cupcakes, they also create wedding and special event cakes, dessert buffets and cookie bars.
And according to their website, they’re the only baking company located on Hatteras Island with a membership to the Outer Banks Wedding Association.
Address: 47520 Lost Tree Trail | Buxton, NC 27920
Phone: (252) 473-7112
Founded by award winning pastry chef Melinda Gregory, Just Desserts is home of the original “Sandcastle” and “Outer Banks Seashell” wedding cakes. With a reputation built on quality and value of their products, they create custom cake designs based on your vision and event.
Check out their cake gallery for ideas and contact them for a free consultation about creating a cake for your upcoming wedding or event on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Address: Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone: (252) 441-2931
Cakes by Robin
All of their home-baked cakes and goodies are made by appointment only. Owner Robin Daniels specializes in wedding cakes and is well-known on the Outer Banks for doing just that. She has been making wedding cakes for over a decade and even offers a delivery service.
Address: 294 Tillett Road Wanchese, NC 27981
Phone: (252) 305-5365
Icing on the Cake
All of their cakes are made from scratch in their bakery on the Outer Banks using only superior ingredients. They pride themselves on creating one-of-a-kind wedding cakes and also offer tiered cakes, cupcakes, mini-cupcakes, Viennese dessert tables, and handmade gourmet chocolates.
Address: MP 2.5, US 158 Bypass Kitty Hawk, 27949
Phone: (252) 261-7325
Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
A bakery that's been open on Hatteras Island for decades, the newest owners Lisa and Charley Pereira bought the business back in 2007. Since then, they've worked hard to keep all of the same menu items while including some of their own new creations. Orange Blossom Bakery's menu includes breakfast staples like freshly made donuts, pastries and muffins. They also make wedding cakes that require anywhere from three days to two weeks notice.
They're open 7-days a week from 6:30 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. and they're closed during the off-season from mid-February until the beginning of April.
Address: 47206 N Carolina 12 | Buxton, NC 27920
Phone: (252) 995-4109
Gingerbread House Bakery
Headquartered 5 minutes south of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and open for over 40 years and counting, The Gingerbread House Bakery has some of the best made from scratch baked goods on Hatteras Island. Stop in and enjoy a delicious coffee drink and jumbo pasty for breakfast or come in for lunch and order a handmade pizza paired with a fruit smoothie or milkshake.
Address: 52715 N Carolina 12 | Frisco, NC 27953
Phone: (252) 995-5204