Spring and fall visitors will notice the popularity of kiteboarding on the Outer Banks the moment they ride down a stretch of soundfront highway. In the off-season months, it's not unusual to spot dozens if not hundreds of multi-colored kites lining the skies over the Outer Banks' miles of sound waters.
Since its opening in early January 2012, Café Lachine has become a popular stop for fresh deli sandwiches and salads, and truly delectable homemade baked treats and breads. Better still, the menu, written on chalk on the wall, is interesting, healthy and reasonably priced. Cold sandwiches include chicken or egg salad, BLT and turkey and guacamole with pepper jack. Hot sandwiches range from shrimp po’ boy on hoagie, pesto grilled chicken on brioche and Cuban press. Other choices include orzo pesto salad, fruit salad and tabbouleh salads. All food is made on the premises. Box lunches, which change daily, are also available, with a choice of one sandwich (chicken salad or egg salad croissant or turkey and provolone wrap), and a cup of soup, a side, dessert and a canned drink. Breakfast is served all day, and coffee and specialty drinks are also offered. Starting out with just a few tables, this attractive eatery on the north corner of Outer Banks Mall soon expanded next door with a small dining room.