Hosting a day-after brunch is a popular option for many newlyweds to thank the wedding party, family and out-of-town guests for such a fabulous celebration! If you’ve made the right choice to get married on the East End—not that we’re biased!—there are a plethora of great options for enjoying the popular mid-morning meal.
One of the biggest newsbytes in East End dining is Chef Tom Colicchio’s Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, and the latest news at Topping Rose is brunch! Topping Rose House is now open for brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Colicchio’s menu features dishes such as sweet potato, Swiss chard and sunchoke frittata, croque-monsieur, lemon ricotta pancakes with roasted figs and mushroom risotto cakes with eggs, spinach and bacon broth. Those with a sweet tooth can order the house-made pastry basket complete with apple butter, cinnamon butter and fresh ricotta. Be sure to try their house-made granola.
Scoop Du Jour on Newtown Lane in East Hampton is a bakery as well as an ice cream shop. In the morning hours you can get freshly baked Dreesen’s donuts made daily. Huge stacks of waffles covered in whipped cream and fresh fruit are a big seller and you’ll probably want to try the delicious crepes. Scoop Du Jour is within walking distance of the local Long Island Rail Road station, so it’s great if you’re spending a day with your family in the Hamptons.
Café at Malloy is located in the Gabreski Airport terminal in Westhampton Beach and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of their offerings include griddlecakes, French toast, Yogaberry, oatmeal, waffles and grits. They have your staple items including eggs, bacon, sausage and toast. They also have vegetarian items including salads as well as veggie and Swiss panini. Great for a bite to eat before you have to travel.
The Hampton Coffee Company offers two “hot spots” for brunch, located in Westhampton Beach and in Water Mill. They have been awarded a total of five of the “Best of The Best” awards from Dan’s Papers including Best Breakfast Spot, Best Coffee, Best Cappuccino, and Best Waiter. They are also environmentally friendly—with onsite solar panels and recycling and they even deliver coffee in a hybrid car!
After sweating through wedding prep, the morning-after brunch should be a casual affair to celebrate the love guests have shown. Keep the coffee or mimosas flowing and extend the merriment for an extra day.