About Us


Monk and Iva Garrish

Ocracoke Coffee Company started brewing coffee in June 1995,  but folks started sitting on our front porch long before then.  Originally, the home belonged to long time residents Iva and Monford (affectionately known as Monk) Garrish.   Even back then the front porch had a special alluring energy that would attract people to sit down, sip some lemonade, and tell stories.  Iva was well known for baking hot milk cakes and sharing her strawberry candy with anyone who came for a visit.  Monk was legendary for sharing stories while working on his big vegetable garden or opening up clams for dinner.


The Garrish House

While the house has undergone some changes and renovations over the years, we hope it still holds the magical charm for its many locals and visitors who come each day.  Come, sit on the porch and share a story; Iva and Monk would be pleased to know the tradition lives on. We open each day at 7AM (in season).