Bogue Sound is within a couple of blocks of this Crystal Coast stop with lavender shutters. The interior looks part bakery, part living room, and part wine shop, with a small rack of select wines — bubbly Italian prosecco and Côtes du Rhône reds. Co-owners David Scoggins and Forrest Berry Jr. are both from Burlington and they bought Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe in 2010 from the original owner. They’ve made this small store their own, adding to the menu, expanding hours to stay open year-round, and redecorating the space to include plush, upholstered seating. The men say the shop is best known for its piña colada and turtle cheesecakes (in white- and dark-chocolate versions). They also make more than 50 other cheesecake flavors, along with mini cream puffs, key lime pies, and batches of chocolate chip cookies that sell out daily. “We call it the little bakery with big taste,” Scoggins says. The locals have been terrific customers. “Morehead City is a very cool place. Life is easy.” Then, as if on cue, he excuses himself to help prep a cheesecake order — for an afternoon party on a yacht.

Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe
1002 Arendell Street, Morehead City, N.C. 28557
(252) 726-2339

Visit the rest of the delectable independent, local bakeries in Our State‘s North Carolina dessert tour:
The Sisters McMullen
Mountain Pie Company
Jimmie’s Sweets
Hayes Barton Café & Dessertery
Bread of Heaven Bakery
Cheesecakes by Alex
Paul’s Pastry Shop
Savannah Red
Bailey Café
The Bakehouse
Sugar on Front Street

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