6 Trendy Coffee Shops to Visit at the Delaware Beaches

Here’s where to get your caffeine fix on the coast.

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During your next beach trip, visit these cool coffee shops for a morning cup of joe or a delicious breakfast in Delaware.

Rise Up Coffee Roasters

Amy Felker, who opened Lewes Bake Shoppe in 1990, remembers when customers just asked for “regular” or “decaf” coffee. They never considered ordering a latte, espresso or even a type of bean. The next year, she put a roastery in the shop.

Felker was on the cutting-edge. Today, coffee culture has taken root along the coast. For proof, drive around the circle in Rehoboth. The old 7/11—once the go-to for a regular cup of joe—has become Rise Up Coffee Roasters.

The hip Rise Up was founded by Tim Cureton, who was exposed to coffee-growing operations while in the Peace Corps. He started the business in 2005 with a drive-through coffee trailer in St. Michaels, Maryland. By 2012, Rise Up was roasting its own coffee.

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The business crept closer to the Delaware coast with locations in Salisbury and Ocean City. The Rehoboth site was Rise Up’s first foray across state lines. Now, it’s a local favorite in Rehoboth.

502 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach | 567-2588

Kaisy’s Delights

Owner and Frenchman Thierry Langer is proud that his restaurants only serve La Colombe. While the pancake-like Kaiserschmarrn pastry—the Austrian word for “imperial mess”—is the hook, breakfast sandwiches are bestselling items. There are locations in Rehoboth, Milford and Lewes, but the Lewes site has a drive-through.

70 Rehoboth Ave., A2, Rehoboth | 212-5360
101 Wellness Way, Milford | 490-1528
1548 Savannah Rd., Lewes | 313-424

Somewhere Rehoboth

 

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Somewhere Rehoboth was formerly Mug & Spoon, a trendy coffee shop that served coffee from Wilmington-based Brandywine Coffee Roasters and ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin. Somewhere is now a full tropical beach bar that serves a twist on Caribbean comfort food. With delicious brunch and dinner options and a patio with amazing vibes, this shop still offers the delicious coffee we all came to know and love from Mug & Spoon.

52 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach | 858-6280

Notting Hill Coffee Roastery

Nestled inside Lewes Bake Shoppe, Notting Hill sells more than 125 kinds of coffee. You can sit beside the roaster, which has a place of honor in the center of the shop.

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124 Second St., Lewes | 645-0733

Surf Bagel

 

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Although this local hotspot began with Green Mountain Coffee, Surf Bagel’s owners, Dave and Tom, now serve Swell Joe Coffee Co.—a coffee roastery that Dave opened with his friend Drew just two doors down from the Lewes location in 2014. In 2021, Surf Bagel became part of the SoDel Concepts family, and it still serves up the same delicious coffee.

17382 Coastal Hwy., Lewes | 644-1822
18675 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach | 644-4822
204 NE Front St., Milford | 503-3629

The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe

The shop at the entrance to Rehoboth Beach brews six to eight different kinds of coffee each day, and you can buy more than 20 types of beans by the bag. All the coffee is specially made for the shop by a roastery.

37140 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach | 260-9734

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