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About Port City Java® Cafes, Coffee Roasters & Bakery

Port City Java has been waking up Wilmington, NC since 1995. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown, our first café quickly became a hub for coffee lovers in the community. Our admittedly simple goals were to bring great, fresh-roasted coffee to our neighbors with the help of a charming but ever mischievous 15-kilo Ambex roaster. Port City Java has evolved and grown to operate over 30 cafes as well as its own bakery, roastery and distribution center since then. Our goal to roast and serve amazing coffee the way we think it should be done hasn't wavered. Sometimes it's hard to find a seat.

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Our menu offers a diverse selection to satisfy all of your sweet and savory urges. Beverages include a rotating selection of remarkable coffee, carefully crafted espresso drinks, smoothies made with real fruit, milkshakes made with rich ice cream and award winning teas among other items. We bake fresh daily and our breakfast sandwiches and wraps are made on site and are served hot all day. Our new PCJ EATs lunch program provides a Core 4 menu of wraps and sandwiches and varieties vary at each cafe. 

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We're grateful for the opportunity to serve an outstanding menu that is approachable, accessible and steeped in kindness. Manners count. While other coffeehouses might hurry their customers out the door, we invite our guests to stay and feel very privileged when you settle in with us for the morning. Our baristas bring creativity, fun, and sincerity to the bar continuing what has become a tradition of unstinting hospitality at Port City Java. We treasure the relationships we've built and hope you'll join us soon.

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