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Northern Lights Bakery

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109A Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927
+1 252-453-0201
07:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 13:00
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After discovering this bakery on our second day in OBX, we returned daily. We still dream about the donuts and pastries when we glance at the magnet on the refrigerator. There are tasty treats for all. The donuts were way better than that other places everyone insists we try. Fabulous! Try them and see.

Thank Wendy Z
Clearwater, Florida
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65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We discovered this place about 15 years ago and return often to savor the best donuts on the OBX. You order from the counter, and can eat at a few available tables in and outside, but most take them back to their rentals to share. In addition to donuts of every kind are many fresh pastries. Coffee is available along... More 

Thank rlinvill
NorthernLightsBakery, Owner at Northern Lights Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate your feedback! Looking forward to seeing you this summer! More 

Ringwood, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

It was my daughters birthday and I wanted to get her a special cake or cupcakes. So I walked over and they were closed. So I figured I would come back the following day....they were closed again. I am sure the bakery is great but I didn't even get a chance to try it. My tip to you.....Call before you... More 

Thank Anne L
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We wanted something special for our family celebration and the huge, Delicious cupcakes from Northern Lights hit the mark!! Everyone raved about how amazing the assortment of red velvet, vanilla, and carrot cake cupcakes tasted. Even though we stopped by at end of season, the owner worked with us and provided friendly, impeccable service. Needless to say, there were no... More 

1 Thank Robertoisfun
Ashland, VA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Such wonderful service and the bakery items were unbelievably good. There was a good selection at 11:30 am (but we're here out of season so it may not be as plentiful In season -- can't say but this place is so good,I could see them running out of the yummy goodness early!) :). Try the French éclair- I didn't even... More 

1 Thank SJM_Ashland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Smelled amazing the second we opened the door. A real bakery like just doesn't exist anymore. Wide variety, INSANELY DELICIOUS key lime pie!!! Great breakfast biscuit sandwich. Also have coffees and other beverages. Going back in the morning!

1 Thank DonnieDoubleD
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If your in Corolla, Northern Lights is a must stop. Breakfast sandwiches were delicious and cinnamon buns were amazing! Staff was friendly and cafe is very clean.

Thank Swanie3a
Corolla, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stayed in Corolla for 6 weeks. This was one of our favorites. Egg sandwiches were excellent. Pastries were baked fresh.

Thank jhart062016
Frederick, Maryland
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287 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The donuts here are superb - fresh and delicious! Muffins are also good as well as Magic Bars. We got a Key Lime Pie which cost about $17.00 and it was small and not as good as we hoped. They said it was their best seller but I wouldn't get it again.

Thank crocuslover
Gainesville, Virginia
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527 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Then the duck donuts it's OK don't get the hype it's always so crowded needed to find somewhere else to go for my morning breakfast and I found it the staff is friendly it's not as crowded sandwiches are to die for and the Pastries are so fluffy

2 Thank matjaz2002

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109A Austin St, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-0201
We are located in beautiful Corolla NC. A full service Bakery specializing in home-made Donuts, pastries, cupcakes, and custom cakes. Amazing coffee is our thing!!! Come and say hello and have a special treat you won't soon forget!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?