No offense to breakfast, but brunch is the most important meal of the weekend. It’s a chance to catch up with friends over heaping portions of pancakes or burgers with fried eggs. Port Jefferson Village has a bevy of locally-owned restaurants to choose from. The bonus? There’s a pier perfect for walking off those aforementioned short stacks and burgers afterwards. Dig in at five favorite Port Jefferson brunch spots.
When a restaurant is only open for breakfast and lunch, diners know they’re in the right place. Toast Coffeehouse offers every brunch lovers favorite things–eggs, omelettes, breakfast burritos, French toast, pancakes and waffles. Make sure to try the seasonal specials (right now the eclectic café is serving a lobster roll eggs Benedict, peach cobbler French toast and s’mores pancakes for a limited time!). Address: 242 East Main Street | Phone: 631-331-6860 Click to go
Although Ruvo East is known for its fresh Italian fare, the Sunday brunch should not be overlooked. The popular spot offers a prix-fixe menu filled with breakfast quesadillas (scrambled eggs, bacon, onions, peppers and cheddar cheese) and gourmet omelettes. But what brunch is complete without booze? Ruvo has mimosas or Bloody Marys for the sipping. Address: 105 Wynn Lane | Phone: 631-476-3800 Click to go
Sweet ‘n’ Savory
Breakfast is served all day at this cozy eatery, and crepes and rice pudding are its specialties. It’s nearly impossible to run out of something new to try—there are 40 crepe and 17 rice pudding flavors. But the indulgent dessert-style half-baked crepe, which includes chocolate chip cookies, chocolate brownies, caramel, chocolate syrup and whipped cream, gets the ravest of reviews. I think it’s obvious why. Address: 104 Main Street | Phone: 631-828-6053 Click to go
Wave Seafood Kitchen
This fun seafood eatery serves brunch buffet-style and with waterfront views. The fixed price includes unlimited beverages (keep the champagne flowing!), breads, salads, sweets and omelette and carving stations. Reservations are recommended. Address: 25 East Broadway | Phone: 631-928-5200 Click to go
Brunch is served every day at this brightly-colored, small and cozy Mediterranean restaurant. Choose from a selection of omelettes, sweet crepes, pancakes, French toast and eggs. The chef’s special monte cristo (grilled ham and turkey with melted swiss served on French toast with home fries and maple syrup) pairs perfectly with a sparkling mimosa. Address: 217 Main Street | Phone: 631-476-7510 Click to go