Home to several waterfronts and wineries, including bubbly-focused Sparkling Pointe, Southold is a summer paradise. But the quaint town brings more to the table than just waves, glasses and bottles. One word (several variations): brunch. Whether cravings take your palate more towards breakfast or lunch, these five places will keep you heading east on Sound Avenue.
Country Corner Cafe
When it comes to breakfast, sky’s the limit at Country Corner Cafe. Served from 8am-8pm (Thursday-Sunday) and 8am-3pm (Monday and Wednesday), diners can indulge in homemade crepes, corned beef hash and eggs and buttermilk pancakes all made with a hint of vanilla. To satisfy salty cravings a bit earlier than normal, there are flatbread scrambles (sausage and cheddar, ham and swiss and egg whites and turkey) served on grilled flatbread. The warm, hometown ambiance turns back the clock with wooden panelling and comfy red booths to boot. Phone: 631-765-6766 | Address: 55765 NY-25 Click to taste
What better way to start a lazy morning than chowing down on your favorite sammies in a spacious sunroom or outdoor patio? Wednesday’s Table has an assortment of bagels with delectable spreads, healthy egg sandwiches and Mediterranean lunch delights like Greek gyros and eggplant Caprese melts. Plus, there is fresh-squeezed lemonade during the summer months. Phone: 631-876-5251 | Address: 53345 Main Rd Click to taste
Jeni’s Main Street Grill
Jeni’s has been regarded as a “true hidden gem” of the North Fork, and for good reason. The menu offers breakfast all day—well at least until 2:30pm, but that’s only because that’s when the restaurant closes. Creative favorites include the blueberry crumb pancakes, streusel stuffed French toast (cinnamon, pecans, brown sugar, cream cheese) and the breakfast burrito with chipotle mayo. Phone: 631-765-9610 | Address: 54195 NY-25 Click to taste
North Fork Roasting Co.
North Fork Roasting Co. offers one-of-a-kind brunch delicacies in a cheery hangout. Between a corrugated metal coffee bar and a large communal table with plush benches, the place just screams NoFo. Mix things up with the waffle egg sammy (two eggs, gruyere, bacon) or the BLTA (bacon, greens, tomato, chipotle aioli, avocado). Phone: 631-876-5450 | Address: 55795 Main Rd Click to taste
The bright, cozy daytime cafe is lauded for its pastrami hash and generously sized paninis. Come with an empty stomach, snag a seat on the all-seasons outdoor deck and make yourself at home because there are no wrong choices here. Phone: 631-765-6264 | Address: 43715 County Rd 48 Click to taste