Sipping coffee supplied by the efficient staff, patrons waiting to be seated in the no-frills dining room or on the wrap-around porch contemplate what to order this time—malted pancakes? Eggs Benedict? A country-ham sandwich? Cinnamon-raisin-sourdough French toast? Shrimp and grits? Though the lunch menu is perfectly respectable, breakfast (served all day) is what packs 'em into the place, which is less than ¼ mile from the bridge separating Wilmington from Wrightsville
Beach Island. The café is open from 6 am to 2:30 pm. Arrive before 8 am summer weekends if you don't want to wait for a table.