Food for Thought: Mavericks Java adds bistro to name in Sunset Beach

SUNSET BEACH — Mavericks Java at 303 Sunset Blvd. N. in Sunset Beach is now Mavericks Java & Bistro.

In addition to its espresso and specialty coffee and tea drinks, the two-year-old eatery has expanded to a full breakfast menu as well as lunchtime sandwiches and salads.

There’s also a bakery with homemade offerings and an array of wines.

Mother-and-daughter owners Vicki and Jen Booth said they make all their own freshly baked pastries, from blondies to muffins to crumb cake.

The kitchen was added in to accommodate additional food offerings at the restaurant located at the intersection of Shoreline Drive West.

Breakfast is available 7:30-11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays and Sundays.

Menu items include “beach breakfast” — two eggs cooked to order with a choice of sausage patty or two bacon strips — or a Mavericks Doodle Sandwich, consisting of two eggs, cheddar cheese with a sausage patty or two strips of bacon served on sourdough bread or whole wheat toast.

There are also omelets, including the Old Bridge Omelet made with onions, green and red peppers, bacon and cheddar cheese, French toast and whole-grain pancakes.

Lunch, available 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., includes hot sandwiches like grilled mozzarella and tomato, grilled ham and brie, grilled turkey and fontina or a classic grilled cheese. Cold sandwiches include a classic club, ham or turkey and chicken salad made with dried apricots, almonds and baby spring greens served on a butter croissant.

Salads include the Bloody Mary, made with grilled chicken, chopped tomatoes, celery, cucumbers and herbs with a shot of spicy house-made Bloody Mary dressing on the side. There’s also a Thai chicken salad with dry-roasted peanuts.

A kids’ menu is available for breakfast and lunch.

Sweet treats include made-from-scratch chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies and scones.

There’s also a wide array of espresso, coffee drinks, frappes and teas.

Mavericks now stocks a variety of wines available by the bottle. Jen said they try to offer specialty wines you can’t find anywhere else, like Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as other higher-end varieties.

Wine tastings, which will resume in the off-season, are offered to highlight the array available at Mavericks and to expand customer palates.

Jen, who previously lived in California, prefers California wines while her mom, who previously lived in Italy, prefers Italian varieties.

Mavericks is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The phone number is (910) 575- JAVA (5282).


Do you know of news in the food or restaurant realm in Brunswick County? If so, send it to Food for Thought at llewis@brunswickbeacon.com or call Laura Lewis at The Brunswick Beacon at (910) 754-6890.