Café de Mar is a sister restaurant to Wilmington’s popular K-38 Mexican Restaurant, and this smaller eatery features an effortlessly cool collection of drinks, snacks, and sweet treats. Perfect for an early morning, or even an early afternoon breakfast or caffeinated pick-me-up, this little café is a popular coffee-house style spot for visitors who are cruising the central shops and restaurants of Wrightsville Beach.

The menu is light but fairly filling, with a focus on breakfast burritos and biscuits. Hungry patrons can fill a pre-surf appetite by feasting on a classic fried chicken, bacon, sausage, or egg and cheese burrito, or can try something a little different, like the Huevos Rancheros with crispy bacon, green onion, jalapeno and salsa fresco. The biscuits are equally tempting, with classic variations like sausage, egg and cheese, and summertime patrons can wash down a meal with a refreshing iced coffee, a frozen java, a fresh fruit smoothie, or a cold milkshake, that can come in more unique varieties like Chai, or Grom - which boasts Ghirardella Chocolate & Caramel Syrup. A favorite destination for local surfers before they head for the waves, this chic little coffee shop and light breakfast joint that’s open all afternoon is the perfect spot to refuel before a trip to the beach. 

Wrightsville Beach
  • Monday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am-5:00pm
Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

Scenic Spots in Wilmington, NC

From antebellum mansions that steal the scene, to stunning waterfront vistas that can be admired from the downtown streets, Wilmington is a city that is brimming with beauty in every direction. On your next Wilmington vacation, pack along your camera, and be sure and plan an outing to these iconic landmarks, parks, and attractions where the views are breathtaking, and the local landscape is simply unforgettable.

Downtown Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington, NC

For many visitors, the waterfront downtown region is where the action is in Wilmington, and an extended visit to this area is the highlight, if not the majority, of a great Wilmington vacation. Downtown Wilmington is steeped in history, filled with attractions, and offers all the enticing restaurants and shops of a major city, while retaining its small-town coastal charm.