The Ultimate Guide to Breakfast in the Hamptons
Rosé brunch? Don’t mind if we do
Breakfast is mega important, whether you’re grabbing a quick bite before your 6 a.m. SLT class or still nursing a hangover at noon. Here are the 11 Hamptons spots you can’t miss, serving up everything from smoothie bowls to rosé. Lots of rosé.
Best Comfort Food: Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina
This place has fried chicken, sweet potato waffles with caramel drizzle, bourbon-glazed pancakes and marina views. Need we say more?
32 Star Island Rd., Montauk; 631-668-3100 or montaukyachtclub.com
Best Boozy Brunch: Arbor
Fact: Everything is better with rosé. Especially this prix-fixe brunch deal, which features a glass of our favorite wine on earth alongside a choice of baked goods and tasty dishes like eggs Benedict, salmon gravlax and merguez corn dogs. Cue food coma.
240 Fort Pond Rd., Montauk; 631-238-5430 or arbormontauk.com
Best Guilty Pleasure: Grindstone Coffee And Donuts
Beginning in August, this seaside shop will serve up La Colombe coffee, fresh-pressed juices and oh-so-Instagrammable doughnuts topped with fun stuff like popcorn and Cap’n Crunch. We’ll take one. Wait, did we say one? We meant one dozen.
7A Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-808-3370 or grindstonecoffeeanddonuts.
Best Bagels: Goldberg's
The eternal question: Did Goldberg’s actually invent the flagel? Either way, they’ve undeniably mastered it, along with their traditional bagels. But not all Goldberg’s stores are created equal—the independently-owned Westhampton Beach location is arguably the best.
65 Main St., Westhampton Beach; 631-998-3878 or goldbergsfamouswhb.com
Best Old-School Classic: Mary's Marvelous
There’s a reason this breakfast joint has been around for 15 summers. Its made-from-scratch pastries feature a range of gluten-free and vegan options, and the smoothies are an amazing post-workout snack. Even the nitrate- and hormone-free bacon is healthy (sorta).
207 Main St., Amagansett, 631-267-8796, and 105-107 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 631-324-1055; marysmarvelous.com
Healthiest Options: Naturally Good Foods & Cafe
Going out for breakfast doesn’t have to mean wrecking your diet. This cozy spot features a good-for-you menu with side options like organic fruit and sprouted wheat toast.
779 Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-9030 or naturallygoodfoodsandcafe.
BEST PANCAKES: CAFÉ KLYDE AT THE SOUTHAMPTON INN
We could eat Café Klyde’s Beach Buttermilk Pancakes all day, every day. (But just for fun, we’ll switch it up and order the smoked salmon platter once in a while.)
91 Hill St., Southampton; 631-283-1166 or southamptoninn.com
Best Eggs: Babette's
Listen up, egg lovers: You’ve gotta try the Tuscan Quinoa Bowl, packed with kale, sweet yams, tomato and sunny-side-up eggs. Oh, and don’t worry, you can still sleep late—breakfast is served until 4:30.
66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton; 631-329-5377 or babettesrestaurant.com
Best Vegan Treats: Jack's Stir Brew Coffee
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself sitting next to a boldface name at this perennially packed coffee shop. There’s also a long list of mouthwatering pastries--including vegan doughnuts--to go along with the tasty coffee concoctions.
146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-5555 or jacksstirbrew.com
Best Acai Bowls: Happy Bowls
Expect a casual surfer vibe as you wait in line to get your hands on what is, hands down, the best acai bowl in all of the Hamptons (possibly the whole state of New York). Choose from more than 20 different fresh fruit and nut toppings and locally made granola.
805 Montauk Hwy., Montauk; yelp.com/biz/happy-bowls-montauk
BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH: TILLIE'S AT GURNEY'S MONTAUK RESORT
Want a place that will please everyone, from your high school BFF to your 92-year-old grandma? Tillie’s offers a long list of American favorites, including challah French toast with caramelized bananas, avocado tartine with grilled Meyer lemon and lobster rolls. Because it’s never too early for lobster rolls.
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, 290 Old Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-1729 or tilliesrestaurant.com