Folks Café is a sweet little coffee shop that’s found on the outskirts of Downtown Wilmington in an unimposing, (and very easy to pass by), one-story brick “home” in a cluster of small downtown homes. Though the outside might not look like much to write home about, the interior is warm and cozy, and patrons will be treated to a wonderfully wide variety of coffee drinks, as well as an assortment of sandwiches, vegetarian specialties, and even empanadas to tide over an appetite in between Downtown Wilmington visits.

Though the outside may look like an everyday brick house, the inside is warm and inviting, with a cluster of tables and booths, and a central counter for ordering coffee, ice cream, and other goodies. Coffee fans will want to take a look at the chalkboard menu to choose a drink, while hungry patrons can dive into a hearty sandwich like the Argentinean “El Mixto” with Swiss cheese and lean ham that’s pressed in the panini grill, or the “Chicken Wannabe” which boasts the Folk’s egg salad (with choice of olives or raisins) on ciabatta bread. Suitable for coffee lovers, vegetarians, and everything in between, Folks Café is a diamond in the rough for coffee house fans who don’t mind straying from the central heart of Downtown Wilmington. 

  • Monday6:40am-2:00pm
  • Tuesday6:40am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday6:40am-2:00pm
  • Thursday6:40am-2:00pm
  • Friday6:40am-2:00pm
  • Saturday6:40am-1:00pm
Wilmington Museums

Wilmington Museums

With its collegiate prestige and unique roots that extend from the Antebellum era to modern day Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that the museums that are found in and around Wilmington are as diverse as the vibrant cityscape itself. Expand your knowledge on everything from military history to scaly and scary reptiles by paying a visit to these acclaimed museums that call the Wilmington region home.

Top 10 Things to do in Wilmington, NC

Top 10 Things to do in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington is a city that’s brimming with activity. From a vibrant arts and theater scene to a collection of acclaimed museums, there’s no shortage of things to do in this popular port town. So brighten your vacation by ensuring that the following things to do are a part of your Wilmington agenda. With a world of entertainment, arts, history, and all-around fun waiting, it’s no wonder that Wilmington is a vacation destination that visitors return to again and again.