It’s hard to believe that a taste of New York can be so easily found this close to the Cape Fear shoreline, but the Big Apple Cafe and Bakery surprises newcomers with its authentic flavors, and big selection of breakfast sandwiches, custom cakes and treats. Located in a busy inland section along Lake Park Blvd., this little eatery is the perfect spot for a fresh breakfast or dessert to enjoy on-site or on the sand.

Patrons will first be enticed by the nice deli case that’s always chock-full of delicious goodies including cakes, pastries, cookies, pies and more. If you can rise above the desire to simply feast on dessert, you’ll be rewarded with a full array of breakfast sandwiches that are just hearty enough to provide extra fuel for a morning or afternoon by the ocean. Try the bagel, which comes in more than a dozen varieties and can be topped with cream cheese, flavored cream cheese, or smoked salmon and capers, or try a big breakfast sandwich that’s stuffed with egg, cheese, bacon and / or sausage. There’s also a nice array of coffee drinks, as well as some sweet breakfast treats like Caramel Apple Monkey Bread and New York Crumb Cake. All in all, it’s a decadent destination and a nice taste of NYC in the heart of Carolina Beach. 

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*Off-season hours may vary*
  • Monday6:30am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday6:30am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday6:30am-7:00pm
  • Thursday6:30am-8:00pm
  • Friday6:30am-8:00pm
  • Saturday6:30am-8:00pm
  • Sunday6:30am-7:00pm
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