Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Hamptons
Summer is way too short for bad coffee. Whether you prefer yours hot for a morning jolt or ice-cold on the hottest, most humid days, here’s where to find the absolute best coffee in the Hamptons. (And yes, permission is granted to Instagram all eight of these stellar drinks.)
1. HAMPTON COFFEE COMPANY: CAPPUCCINO FREEZE
Cool down on even the stickiest of summer days with this dreamy frozen beverage from Hampton Coffee Company. The Cappuccino Freeze comes with two shots of espresso blended with ice and your choice of milk.
Available at Westhampton Beach and Southampton locations; hamptoncoffeecompany.com
2. Left Hand Coffee at Montauk Beach House: Nutella Latte
Served hot or cold, this sweet latte is made with two shots of espresso, the café’s own Nutella syrup mix and steamed milk. (Really, they had us at Nutella.)
83 S. Elmwood Ave, Montauk; 631-238-5434 or lefthandcoffee.com
3. GRINDSTONE COFFEE AND DONUTS: HONEY LAVENDER LATTE
Head to Sag Harbor to find Grindstone’s sweet (but not too sweet) Honey Lavender Latte. And since you’re already here, you might as well treat yourself to one of the totally Instagrammable doughnuts, usually topped with unexpected treats like popcorn and Cap’n Crunch.
7A Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-808-3370 or grindstonecoffeeanddonuts.com
4. Sylvester & Co.: Dreamy Iced Coffee
Tucked in the back of of this oh-so-cool modern general store (think: handwoven placemats, sleek home decor and artsy coffee tables) is a coffee bar. And it’s where you'll find the Dreamy Iced Coffee, the signature beverage that turns cold brew into a sweet treat—thanks to the delicious hints of coconut and chocolate.
103 Main Street, Sag Harbor; (631) 725-5012 or sylvesterandco.com
5. JUICE PRESS: BLENDED COFFEE SMOOTHIE
A blend of organic cold-brewed coffee, banana, homemade almond milk, cacao and vanilla, this meal of a smoothie is our new favorite way to kick-start the day.
Bridgehampton, East Hampton, Southampton and Westhampton locations; juicepress.com
6. SANT AMBROEUS: COPPA SAN MARCO
When a frozen dessert simply isn’t enough, opt for Sant Ambroeus’s coffee gelato topped with a piping-hot espresso.
30 Main St., Southampton; 631-283-1233 or santambroeus.com
7. Bandit: French Vanilla Cold Brew
Bandit recently opened up shop right on the main drag of Water Mill, offering a super easy way to get your daily cup of brew contact-free. Simply order from the iPad up front and wait until the barista places your drink on the shelf. You’d be remiss not to try their French Vanilla Cold Brew, which adds hazelnut into the mix for an added punch. Not into coffee? You'll def want to try their Matcha Arnold Palmer—don't worry, it's still packed with caffeine.
670 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill; thebandit.com
8. JACK’S STIR BREW COFFEE: TEDDY BOY
Sugar, espresso and cream, shaken over ice. The Teddy Boy is Jack’s version of a Greek frappé and it’s simplicity at its finest.
Available at the Amagansett and Sag Harbor locations; jacksstirbrew.com