Downtown Swansboro

Downtown Swansboro

We have lived in the Swansboro area for almost 3 years now and have yet to cruise the streets of downtown. I know, shame on us. So this weekend, we decided to cruise on through downtown Swansboro to see what was there. It did not disappoint.

We started off our epic journey climbing to the top of Bake Bottle Brew to check out the scenery, which you can see is AMAZING. Sadly, we did not partake in the brew because we were backpacking our new little nugget. Strictly a family adventure.

We have yet to eat at Yana’s, a very homey Elvis Presley-themed family eatery. Their crowds were out the door this weekend. But, we have been meaning to pop into the BORO cafe and try their tasty items. A friend of ours mentioned they had some of the best food in Swansboro. And they did not disappoint. My husband and I scooted Jett into the quaint establishment and somehow found the self-control to bypass the pastry counter.

Our waitress, Alice, was so excited to share with us that we came on a great day. On Saturdays and Sundays, the BORO serves brunch. These words to me are HEAVEN. Who doesn’t like breakfast in the afternoon? Apparently, my husband was not as excited as I, being that he ordered the flat-bread.


Seafood Crepes





Flat Bread






A Few Facts About Swansboro

Founded in 1783, the “Friendly City by the Sea” offers a quaint, historic downtown district overlooking the water, numerous opportunities for coastal recreation, and a progressive town government that works to balance high-quality community growth with conservation of the community’s natural and historic resources.

Swansboro boasts a beautiful small harbor adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway and is only three miles from coastal recreational facilities in the Croatan National Forest. Swansboro is also the home of Hammocks Beach State Park and its unspoiled beaches.

Swansboro’s unique village atmosphere offers the opportunity to enjoy the community’s heritage while shopping in an area alive with restaurants, boutiques, gift shops, nightlife, and family-friendly, waterside parks.