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Local Recommendations

As you carefully choose a vacation rental for your next Holden Beach vacation, we know it isn’t all about the food. But we all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?

So, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite breakfast spots near Holden Beach so you can get each day of your vacation started on the right foot – before you dip your toes into the sand and water!

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Holden Beach Breakfast Spots

Archibald’s Deli

2991 Holden Beach Road SW, Supply
Phone: (910) 842-6888
Open: Daily 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Archibald’s Deli is well known for their deli sandwiches and selections, but they also offer a great selection of breakfast options. Quiche, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, and muffins and pastries are all enjoyed by those who start their day here.

Aunt Irene’s Sweets-n-Treats

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3331 Holden Beach Road, Supply
Phone: (910) 430-3032
Open: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Aunt Irene’s Sweets-n-Treats is a local bakery featuring a variety of kolachi, scones, cinnamon rolls, and other pastries. They have been featured on the Rachael Ray Show and in Southern Living Magazine, so you don’t want to miss your chance to stop by and check it out.

Macie & Ethel's Kitchen

3219  Holden Beach Road, Supply
Phone: (910) 842-2177
Open: Monday - Saturday Breakfast 8-11 am / Sunday Brunch 8 am - 3 pm

Lockwood Folly Country Club

19 Clubhouse Drive SW, Supply
Phone: (910) 842-8444
Open: Breakfast only on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:00 am

The Oak and Anchor Restaurant at Lockwood Folly Country Club offers a great weekend breakfast menu. You can enjoy traditional breakfast plates featuring all of your favorites, or selections of pancakes, waffles, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, jumbo muffins and cinnamon rolls, and more! While you are there, you may want to enjoy a round of golf at this beautiful course built on a former hunting preserve

The Scoop

3425 Holden Beach Road SW, Supply
Phone: (910) 842-2299
Open: Starting at 8:00 am Friday and Saturday and at 8:30 am Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday

The Scoop serves a variety of fresh bagels and spreads, breakfast sandwiches (we recommend them with the Asiago bagel!), breakfast burritos, waffles, and more. The Philly Burrito is a popular choice, but everything else on the menu is delicious, too!

Aunt Irenes Sweets N Treats

The Sea Biscuit Cafe

3370 Stone Chimney Road SW, Supply
Phone: (910) 842-8445
Open: Daily 8:00 am - 2:30 pm / Closed Wednesday

From hashbronws, avoacado toast and farm-plate meals to Brasstown ribeyes and specialty bowls, The Sea Biscuit is the go-to local breakfast joint.

Southport Restaurants

Cafe Koa

302 N Howe Street, Southport
Phone: (910) 363-4206
Open: Saturday and Sunday (Brunch) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cafe Koa is a funky and vibrant place to start your weekend day with brunch. Enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary while you wait for your breakfast tostada or quesadillas, breakfast waffle burger, breakfast sandwich, or other delicious menu option.

Local's Restaurant

832 N Howe Street, Southport
Phone: (910) 457-0444
Open: Monday to Friday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 6:30 am - 2:00 pm

Local’s Restaurant is a popular favorite for locals and visitors alike! They feature a variety of traditional breakfast plates featuring your choices of eggs, hash browns, grits, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, French toast, biscuits, and more. A selection of omelets and sandwiches is also available.

Shallotte Restaurants

The Purple Onion Cafe

4647 Main Street, Shallotte
Phone: (910) 755-6071
Open: Breakfast daily 7:00 am - 10:45 am; Lunch served until 2:00 pm on Sunday and 3:00 pm Monday-Saturday; Temporarily closed on Tuesday

The Purple Onion Cafe in Shallotte features a variety of traditional breakfast favorites. Their menu features omelets, pancakes, French toast, hash browns, grits, fruit, toast, sausage, bacon, ham, country ham, livermush, steak, corned beef hash, biscuits, burritos, sandwiches, eggs benedict, and more! They also have Art Catering as well as an awesome bakery for to-go treats if you’re too full to enjoy while there.

Tee-Time Cafe

126 Holden Beach Road SW, Shallotte
Phone: (910) 754-7008
Open: Breakfast Buffet from 7:00 am to 11:00 am Sunday to Friday and all day on Saturdays, beginning at 7:00 am. 

Tee-Time Café is a family-owned and -operated favorite eatery, starting with breakfast each day. They feature a country-style breakfast buffet with all of your favorites, including biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, omelets, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes, corned beef hash, home fries, and more!

Eggs Up Grill

110 Shallotte Crossing Parkway, Shallotte
Phone: (910) 755-3447
Open: Daily 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Eggs Up, located in Shallotte Crossing, features specialty French toast, waffles, and pancakes. They also serve shrimp and grits, home fries, omelets, corned beef hash, mimosas, and more.

Homestyle Foods

5300 Main Street, Shallotte
Phone: (910) 754-5599
Open: Monday through Saturday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

Homestyle Foods (formerly known as Old Shally Diner) is a local diner featuring a home-style breakfast menu. You will love their omelets, biscuits and gravy, and other favorites. They are quickly becoming known for having “the best pizza in the area,” so you may want to give the Breakfast Sicilian Pizza a try!

Bagel Dock Express

4501 Main Street, Shallotte
Phone: (910) 755-7555
Open: Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm, and Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bagel Dock Express offers a quick and delicious breakfast stop that features bagels, spreads, muffins, breakfast sandwiches and wraps, and omelets.

Start Your Day on Holden Beach

With the Holden Beach General Store conveniently located on the island at 473 Ocean Boulevard West and the local Food Lion grocery store just across the Holden Beach Causeway, preparing breakfast for your family in your Hobbs Realty vacation rental is always an option, too!

If you are also wondering where to enjoy lunch and dinner, we’ve got you covered with these local dining recommendations. If we can provide you with any other Holden Beach information, you can call our vacation rental specialists anytime at 1-800-655-3367. We look forward to seeing you soon... at the beach!


**Darcy Geho is a contributing author to this Hobbs Realty blog. She spent 11 years working in the vacation rental industry while she lived on and traveled the North Carolina coast. Like most of our visitors, when Darcy isn’t on Holden Beach, she looks forward to her next visit. 

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