After a Saturday night out indulging in the East End nightlife, the next morning provides, without fail, a grumbling stomach aching for satiation. This week Westhampton, Southampton, and East Hampton each put their best food forward to deliver a scrumptious and satisfying Sunday brunch.Whether relief comes in the form of a morning cocktail or a protein punched meal, the Main Streets of the Hamptons offer up just what your little heart (or stomach) desires.
Westhampton: Post Stop Cafe
This little gem on Main Street in Westhampton serves up the coziness of your own kitchen with service that is warm and friendly. With both indoor and outdoor seating, Post Stop Cafe is the perfect place to either escape the sun indoors or bask in its glory while watching the passersby on Main Street. As such a charming and tasty venue, it offers a menu that will appease your hunger without breaking your budget. Post Stop Cafe is family friendly, accommodating children and pets alike, and has a casual and comfortable atmosphere that is a simply delightful way to kick-off a lazy Sunday. With a back-to-the-basics approach to breakfast, expect well cooked omelets and eggs (any style), as well as other classic breakfast choices. However, those with expectations of an intricate and meticulously crafted brunch may be disappointed by the simple, albeit charming, meals that Post Stop Cafe serves up. With GofG, it scores a seal of approval as the homey hideaway.
Post Stop Cafe: 144 Main St, Westhampton Beach, Phone: (631) 288-9777
East Hampton: The Living Room at The Maidstone Bed & Breakfast
The Living Room offers a stunningly complex menu, with enough variety and unqiue combinations to continually taunt the tips of your taste buds. This is anything but your typical on-the-go morning meal, which, for some of us consists of a quickly gulped cup of coffee and some overdone toast. Prepare to sit down and enjoy, as the Living Room is pure indulgence to the core. Serving everything from Swedish pancakes to Beef Carpaccio accompanied by caviar and creme fraiche, to eggs any style, The Living Room hits every mark and satiates any stomach. As a beautifully renovated colonial home, The Living Room provides the soothing feeling of brunch on the countryside, with food that surpasses the boundaries of the at-home kitchen. For those in the market for a quick and classic breakfast, The Living Room's menu may prove daunting, as well as on the pricier side. GofG recommends saving a trip to The Living Room for a day you can truly spend enjoying all it has to offer, and considers it the noteworthy palette pleaser.
Southampton: Barrister's Restaurant
There's nothing that embodies the saying 'meet me halfway' quite like the menu at Barrister's. As a pefect middleground between the overcomplex and the simpleton, Barrister's offers approachable, yet flavorful, options, while keeping the price within the bounds of most brunch-seeking eaters. Though it is known for its juicy burgers, Barrister's also knows how to turn it on for Sunday Brunch. Guests can indulge in anything from the smaller portioned, yet delightful Roasted Peach Salad to the larger traditional omelet and egg dishes. Also gracing the menu is a goblet of Margarita's Fresh Gazpacho as well as a Four Cheese Quiche. Eating accommodations include indoor seating, as well as seating outside on Main Street, and on their charming back patio, each area complete with its own unique atmosphere. Ironically, Barristers' staple seems to be its diversity, and as such, is deemed by GofG as the venue of variety.
So there you have it for this week's Battle of the Main Streets: 3 different yet delectable picks for your next Sunday brunch. Get ready to relax, order a cocktail, and get your fill of flavor on the Main Street of your choice.
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