Sorry for hold up!
Let me tell you guys about a hidden gem in Southampton where you can get the best egg sandwich around. Ted’s East End Market is on Hampton Road down the street from the Southampon Firehouse and next door to the Latin Grocery (piñatas anyone?). If you are hung over, starving, or just getting back from SoulCycle and you want to negate why you went, Ted’s is your place. Ted’s is one step nicer than a Bodega, sells very little else, and has a variety of bobble heads and old trophies upon their shelves. But it is one of the few places where you can get a delicious meal for under $5.00 in the Hamptons. Now that’s something. Warning! Be specific when ordering, because if you only ask for egg, cheese, and bacon on a roll, they will make you ONE egg. Who only wants one egg?
Pro: Cheap Eats!
Con: Tricked me with one egg
Pro: Tastiest egg sandwich
Due to the rainy weather on Saturday, brunch was the perfect activity. One of my go to places in Water Mill is Hampton Coffee. Going to Hampton Coffee is never quick, and I knew going with nine people that we were in for the long haul. When we first got there, the hostess, Samantha, told us it was going to be about a half hour for a big table, but about five minutes later we were seated. It turns out that a group of four was at the big table and they offered to switch to a smaller table so that we can sit down. Thanks!
The hazelnut coffee at Hampton Coffee is perfect. It is brewed hazelnut, not syrup, so it does not taste artificial at all. They also frothed the milk so it was warm, a small detail that always makes me happy. We got three muffins for the table, chocolate, banana nut, and lemon poppy. They were all delicious and moist. Most of the girls got omelets (shocker) and the boys got French toast. My one negative about Hampton Coffee is that the omelets are notoriously small. They are tasty, but tiny.
Our waiter was extremely nice and dealt with all of the ingredients and changes we made. He patiently answered all our questions and requests. The meal was even faster than we had anticipated! Hampton Coffee is a reliable place for breakfast/brunch in the Hamptons and will plan on returning often, just maybe not when I’m in a rush.
Pro: Extremely nice staff
Con: Slow service and small omelets
Pro: Food and coffee are worth the wait