Blue Surf Cafe
Welcome to Blue Surf Café. We are the owners, Colleen Kochanek, Stephanie Norris and chef Kelly Burton. Colleen and Stephanie have been involved with the concept since its beginning in Aug of 2011 when the restaurant opened as Surf House. As long time fans of the original Surf House and residents of Carolina Beach we fell in love with its quiet charm, well thought out menu and welcoming staff. We jumped at the chance to help grow the concept as it moved to its Racine location. While we worked behind the scenes for the past year and a half, in January of this year an opportunity presented itself for us to purchase the Racine location outright and with the help of Kelly we took the leap of faith. We have always loved Wilmington and it’s amazing community, so when we had the chance to become a part of it we didn’t hesitate.
The change in ownership will bring a few changes to the business, most notably the name. We wanted to reflect the sophisticated nature of our menu but still convey that it is a relaxed and casual setting at the beach so we settled on “Blue Surf Cafe”. Very minimal changes will be made to the breakfast and lunch menus. You will still get the same fresh, quality items you’ve come to expect as well as the same high quality service as no changes have been made to staff or management. Where you will see a noticeable change is the dinner menu. We are looking to elevate all levels of dinner. The menu will be expanded with well-balanced and playful dishes, appetizers and desserts. The dinner service will change from a counter service style to a full table service at night. The goal is to not only continue giving our customers the quality breakfast and lunch they have come to expect and love, but to become one of their favorite dinner destinations too. Along with a more comprehensive dinner menu, we have also expanded our beer and wine selections to compliment the new dinner menu and provide a more well-rounded and pleasurable dining experience.
We hope you will enjoy the Blue Surf Cafe and take some time to relax and indulge in a great meal.