Nanostructured carbon materials, including carbon nanotubes, nanofibers, and nanowalls, exhibit a wide range of interesting properties dictated by the many different bonding configurations. Many of these materials can possess superhydrophobic behavior when water drops are placed on their surfaces: these drops have high contact angles and can roll freely on the surfaces, which is desirable for self-cleaning. In this work, we prepared porous carbon films using a microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique. These films showed superhydrophobicity with contact angle of 150°, which was explained by the synergetic effect of the highly rough surface combined with the hydrogen terminated edges of graphene sheets. However, the condensed water drops can behave differently: the drops did not roll readily. This behavior mimicked that of water on lotus leaves and further demonstrated that the reported superhydrophobic behavior is a function of how the water gets on to the surfaces.