Have Breakfast for Lunch at 5 Long Island Cafes

Egg omelet hankerings aren’t reserved for mornings. But when they strike at lunch hour—or worse yet witching hour—diners may be SOL as chefs have likely turned their menu pages. A few Long Island restaurants know the struggle with craving breakfast for lunch or dinner is real. Enjoy the most important meal of the day all day at five eateries.

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Jam, Massapequa



Tiny, cozy and the constant smell of fresh-brewed coffee wafting through the air—at first blush, Jam is everything you’d expect from a local coffee shop. But the breakfast is known for being extra special. The battered Monte Cristo, made with turkey, ham, swiss & american cheese and mattered multigrain wheat, comes with a blueberry-ginger jam that needs to be tasted to be believed. The generous portions of home fries are worth every calorie. Go 

Crazy Beans, Stony Brook, Miller Place, Greenport 

Walking into Crazy Beans is like entering a 1950s diner. Decor like I Love Lucy statuettes and retro booths give the place a throwback vibe, and eclectic plates and mugs make it homey. Those who had a tough start to their day can commiserate with a morning meltdown omelet. Made with egg whites, turkey, baby spinach, avocado, cheddar and a special crazy beans sauce, this dish will have diners forgetting about that angry e-mail from their boss in a New York minute. Go

Morning Rose Cafe, Bellmore

morning rose cafe

Chef Baez’s innovation in the kitchen stems from his lifelong culinary journey and a childhood memory of chasing rabbits. image: rick wenner

This charming cafe with pale yellow walls, pretty floral paintings and white linen napkins makes diners feel they’ve escaped to an elegant New England B&B. Chef Roberto Baez, who recalled his father collecting pigeon eggs and frying them for breakfast in the November 2015 issue of Pulse, uses the same creative spirit to put new twists on classic dishes. Take the sweet potato cream cheese stuffed French toast, which comes with maple bacon jam and walnut brittle for a dish that warms the soul on a winter afternoon. Go 

Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck

Breakfast is served until 2pm at this cafe that epitomizes the quaint vibes of the North Fork. The green eggs, made with two poached eggs, sautéed kale and avocado, is ideal for a daily dose of nostalgia. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-3pm Go

Toast Coffeehouse, Port Jefferson and Patchogue


Toast is known to have a line, but regulars will tell you those who brave it out are in for a treat. The Krispy Nutella French Toast, offered at both locations, is made with Rice Krispies for an indulgent and slightly crunchy treat. It pairs perfectly with coffee served in eclectic mugs. Go

beth ann clyde

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