The easternmost point of Long Island has had a bit of hipster invasion over the last few years, but breakfast here remains a classic experience. Start your day along with local fishermen, surfers, artists and and summering Manhattanites at these spots recommended by local chefs.

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Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

OLD SCHOOL | Anthony's Pancake House + John's Pancake House

Anthony's and John's are classic mainstays that are open year round. On the weekends in the summer expect long lines for their classic American diner-style breakfasts.

"John's and Anthony's are the dueling pancake houses in Montauk and right across from each other. Get a stack of whole wheat pancakes and an omelet. It is really good. Endless coffee is all I really need to make me happy."
FED Pro  > Chef Max Sussman (Ruschmeyer's & Samesa @ Berg'n)

ANTHONY'S |  710 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
JOHN'S | 721 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954 | T: 631.668.2383

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Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

BEACH | Ditch Witch

Jump start your morning with an iced mocha and a breakfast burrito at this local institution overlooking Montauk's famous surfing beach. During high season (summer) expect to wait in line for their tacos, quesadillas, and sandwiches.

"This is one of my favorite little snack spots. This coffee wagon is an icon at Ditch Plains beach, the popular surfing spot. When I go surfing, I get a cup of coffee here in the morning. You can also have lunch here. They make quesadillas and tacos right in the wagon on the sand. It’s very popular and there can be a 40-minute line all day long in the summer."
FED Pro  > Chef John Yashinowsky (Crow's Nest)

40 Deforest Road, Montauk, NY 11954

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Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

COFFEE | Left Hand Coffee

Artisan coffee brewers and roasters just down the street from Joni's Kitchen and on the way to the beach. Cold brew made using a Japanese drip tower as well as espresso drinks and drip coffee. You can also pick up coffee beans for your house.

83 S. Elmwood Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.238.5434 | www.lefthandcoffee.com

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

BAGELS | Goldberg's

They've been making bagels since 1949 and continue to supply breakfast to the early risers, including many local fishermen.

"They are a bit of a local institution out this way on Long Island. They have great bagels. Grab a coffee and an early morning bagel if you are not up for the healthy fix of Joni’s."
FED Pro  > Chef Chris Rendell (The Surf Lodge & Flinder's Lane)

28 S Etna Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.238.5977 | www.goldbergsbagels.org

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

HEALTHY | Joni's Kitchen + Naturally Good Foods

Joni's Kitchen is a seasonal breakfast and lunch spot that offers pressed sandwiches, salads, smoothies, juices created by owner Joan Brosnan. 

Naturally Good Foods offers breakfast and lunch that are more bikini-friendly. Recover from the night before with coffee, tea, breakfast sandwiches, or smoothies. Both have outdoor seating for enjoying the weather.

"For breakfast, I would definitely hit up Joni’s. Healthy, fresh, and clean. Really good after a big night out or if you want to get up and go for a surf or hit the beach. It is a great way to start the day with lots of healthy options."
FED Pro  > Chef Chris Rendell (The Surf Lodge & Flinder's Lane)

"For breakfast in Montauk, I like to come to Naturally Good on Main Street. Everything is organic and they have juices, smoothies, local eggs and great healthy dishes. Very local vibe and they are open year round which attracts the locals for sure."
FED Pro  > Chef John Yashinowsky (Crow's Nest)

"I get my smoothie in the morning at Naturally Good Foods. Everything here is super fresh and delicious. The bottom line is that that is what I look for in the morning. A place where I can get something nice and light to eat and get me through the day."
FED Pro  > Chef Oscar Hernandez (La Brisa)

JONI'S | 28 S Etna Avenue, Montauk, NY 11954 | T: 631.668.3663 | www.jonismontauk.com
NATURALLY GOOD | 779 NY-27, Montauk, NY 11954 | T: 631.668.9030 | www.naturallygoodfoodsandcafe.com

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Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

BREAKFAST SANDWICHES & BURRITOS | Bliss Kitchen

Open early morning through late afternoon serving sandwiches, paninis, wraps, fresh salads and some seafood.

"They have a really good breakfast burrito and coffee combo which is only $5. You want to get something quick and start your day, but you don’t want to sit down for a really long time, then this a good spot."
FED Pro  > Chef Max Sussman (Ruschmeyer's & Samesa @ Berg'n)

732 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.668.8206 | www.blissmtk.com

Photograph courtesy of Salivar's

Photograph courtesy of Salivar's

AT THE DOCK | Salivar's

An old school restaurant recently acquired by the Clam and Chowder House at Westlake Marina. For lunch and dinner, it's all about the raw oysters, sushi, fish sandwiches and burgers, but grab breakfast here for classic egg sandwiches, pancakes, oatmeal, and the Hook, Line, & Sinker, which is a bacon cheeseburger atop a hash brown with one over easy egg on top.

"It is so good, because the food they serve is based on the environment they are in and they stick to their roots."
FED Pro  > Chef Gray Gardell-Gross (The Gig Shack)

470 Westlake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.668.6252 | www.clamandchowderhouse.com

Coffee & Frieda's Chilaquiles at The Hideaway | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Coffee & Frieda's Chilaquiles at The Hideaway | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

MEXICAN | The Hideaway

Located in Diamond Cove Marina, this is where the locals head for authentic Mexican food. Their hours change seasonally, but in the summer you can sit overlooking the harbor and enjoy a Mexican breakfast.

"It’s down at the docks, tucked back off the road and you enter through a boatyard. It very much speaks to what the locals do here in that they are slightly removed from the chaos of the vacationers."
FED Pro  > Chef Eli Sussman (Ruschmeyer's & Samesa @ Berg'n)

364 W Lake Drive, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.668.6592 | thehideawaymontauk.com


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