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Ultimate Weekend Itinerary in Wilmington and Beaches for the Coffee Lover

The best coffee shops, cafes, bakeries, and restaurants as told by Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods' Ashley Bowers

Ultimate Weekend Itinerary in Wilmington and Beaches for the Coffee Lover

About Our Tour Guide, Ashley Bowers

Ashley Bowers

Wilmington and Beaches is a coffee haven. There are tons of cute, unique cafes serving specialty coffees made from locally roasted beans.

Here, we spoke with Bespoke Coffee & Dry Good's Ashley Bowers, who shared her ultimate weekend itinerary for the coffee lover.

Day One

Breakfast and Yoga in Wrightsville Beach

SUNDay's Cafe

"Starting your day, go to SUNday's Cafe on Wrightsville Beach. You can watch the sunrise there just alongside the pier at Oceanic, and you can also get some coffee and food."

Yoga, Yoga!

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"Then take a yoga class at Axis Yoga + Studio, which is near Wrightsville Beach.

Afterwards, grab some breakfast at Spoonfed Kitchen & Bake Shop, where they have coffee from a local roaster named Counter Culture."


Paddleboarding in Wrightsville Beach

"Head back to Wrightsville Beach and hop on a stand-up paddleboard with Jarrod Covington and the team at Wrightsville SUP and head out on a quick little paddle session. You'll be tired after a day on the water, so take a break before heading into the afternoon."

Drinks at Bespoke

Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods

"In the evening, you've got to come visit me, Chris, and the team at Bespoke Coffee & Dry Goods and grab a beer. Or if you're into something different, we've also got kombucha and Counter Culture Coffee."

Dinner at the Copper Penny

Copper Penny

"Check out Copper Penny for dinner, and after you've eaten, take a walk around the Riverfront downtown Wilmington. Then, finish your night up with some delicious coffee-flavored ice cream at Kilwin's!"

Day Two

Breakfast at Love, Lydia

"Then start your next day by visiting a new bakery in town called Love, Lydia in Wilmington's South Front District. Love, Lydia has really good coffee and they make all of their own baked goods there, so it's the perfect spot to eat breakfast and hang out!"

Sightseeing in Wilmington's Historic Downtown / River District

Wilmington's Historic Downtown / River District

"You can spend much of your second day in downtown Wilmington, visiting different historical landmarks or taking a water tour along the Cape Fear River." 

Dinner at Benny's Big Time Pizzeria

Benny's Big Time Pizzeria

"After a long day of sightseeing, end your day with dinner at Benny's Big Time Pizzeria, which is a new, cool spot in Wilmington's South Front Street District. They've got great desserts and coffees there, too!"

Drinks and Music at Satellite

Satellite Bar and Lounge

"Finally, finish your weekend next door with a drink on the patio at Satellite."