An East End cafe goes organic
When the Golden Pear Cafe opened in Southampton in the ?80s, lines quickly formed for its delicious coffees, pastries, omelets, soups and salads. Three other locations followed; now there is probably one near you no matter what Hamptons town you visit. The egg-spicy-jack-cheese-and-chorizo-stuffed breakfast burrito ($12) and curried chicken salad ($18 a lb.) have become legendary, and the oatmeal with berries ($13) is the fuel of choice for the fitness-minded.
This year, owner Keith Davis has made some changes. For starters, he?s introduced a spa menu including scrambled egg whites with turkey and spinach in a whole-wheat wrap and scrambled egg whites with turkey bacon on a whole-grain roll (both $9). Additionally, he?s gone organic, using pesticide- and chemical-free ingredients wherever possible.
As for the famed oatmeal, it now comes from Canada instead of the Midwest, and it is even nuttier and heartier than the classic version: With warm organic fruit, brown sugar and a little milk on top, it tastes like a healthy dessert. Eggs are all organic and the chicken in that renowned salad is free-range. Up next: an organic waffle with berries and the introduction of organic coffee. (Don?t worry, the regular hazelnut will still be available.)
Golden Pear, 99 Main St., Southampton; 631-283-8900 or goldenpearcafe.com