About Us

The Purple Onion Café opened on Main Street in Shallotte in 2004. Since then they have become a community favorite serving locals & visitors breakfast and lunch with a delicious menu of pastries, traditional breakfast items, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

Andrew & Terry Bland are the owners of the Purple Onion Café and ART Catering & Events. Andrew, a trained Executive Chef from England, runs the kitchen while Terry instills her southern hospitality into the business side. Together, they make the perfect team for this growing business and have become well-known throughout the area for both their beloved café and their generosity to the community.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 3:00pm (Closed on Tuesdays!)
Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Breakfast Served Daily until 10:45am
Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day
& Christmas Day


4647 Main Street, Unit 1
Shallotte, NC 28470


Download Employment application.pdf

Follow this Link , fill out the application in full, and then make sure to Download "with your changes" and email to purpleonion@atmc.net with Job Application in the subject line.