The Café Del Mar breakfast burritos are
back by popular demand at Tower 7.
Yes, these are the same famed
burritos of Tower 7’s morning
café, Café Del Mar, that had
to close due to COVID-19.
“We had Café Del
Mar here forever.
People were con-stantly
‘We are so
sorry the café
do you think
you will bring the burritos back?’” says Tower 7 manager Valerie Safrit.
In response, Tower 7 has brought back six Café Del Mar breakfast burritos: rancheros, chicken,
chorizo, sausage, bacon and veggie. Each are made with the same Baja-fresh, authentic Mexican street
grill ingredients of Tower 7’s lunch and dinner menu and come with homemade picante and salsa.
“We all agreed this would be something we could easily provide for those who support us,”
Tower 7 launched the breakfast burritos over spring break, and they are now available for purchase
at the restaurant’s side window on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
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More than a coffee shop, SUNdays Café is a beloved hang out spot, the
only coffee place at the South End where locals, tourists, college students,
and even dogs enjoy relaxing every day of the week.
SUNdays sits atop South End Surf Shop across from Crystal Pier and has
an incredible view of the ocean and the surf. The lights come on early in
the morning, when coffee, smoothies, bowls and baked treats from local
venders are served.
“A lot of surfers go out here at Crystal Pier, so we definitely have the
surfers coming in for their pre-surf or post-surf coffee,” says SUNdays
manager, Mary Kittleman.
The coffee is from local roaster Java State. Food items come from
Spoonfed Kitchen and The Veggie Wagon. The most popular smoothies
are “SESSions”, which stands for South End Surf Shop, and “The Webb,”
named after the owner’s son. For the doggy customers, there are “Puppaccinos”.
“You’ll see dogs sprinting up the stairs. Sometimes we don’t know the people, but we know their dog,” laughs Kittleman.
SUNdays and South End Surf Shop, both owned by Wrightsville Beach native Jeff DeGroote, host community events and pop-up markets throughout
“Just another way to bring everybody together,” says Kittleman.
The devoted customers are what make it special. Like the morning she opened the café after a rare snowstorm.
“The door was frozen shut, so I had all these regulars with their lighters trying to help me unlock the door,” she says. “We stayed open all day. It ended
up being one of the best days. Stuff like that happens all the time, we’re so thankful for everyone.”