Last week, my daughter and I visited The Apron Cafe at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton for the first time. The Apron Cafe has been in business for two years come this July. This just-like-home eatery has some of the most exceptional waitstaff and management I have been served by in a very long time. Each member of the staff is so kind, friendly and genuine. I felt very at ease dining and watching the planes land and take off. It was an enriching experience for my daughter, as we pointed to each of the planes we saw, stating the type of aircraft and color.
I loved the detail of the airplanes hanging on the wall; it reminded me of my grandpa who made wooden model airplanes and had an impressive collection of handmade planes. As I looked over the extensive menu, I particularly love the phrase: “Please be patient and rest assured, your meal is being prepared with the utmost love and respect. So please put down your phone and talk to the people you came here with.” We are all found guilty of this bad habit. It is okay to admit that we check our phones constantly. I think this is a very positive reminder to enjoy life in the now and make the most of your time with family and friends.
For breakfast, my daughter had the Waffle Bites: delicious waffles cut into bite sized pieces topped with maple syrup, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, homemade berry preserves and whipped cream; and I enjoyed the Gluten Free ‘Bama: incredible grits over home fries with over easy eggs and Vermont cheddar (both $12). The portions are very generous and the quality is equal to homemade. You can instantly tell a great amount of care and love went into crafting each dish. Sarah loved her waffle bites; it is a fun dish for all ages and they were very generous with the amount of fresh fruit. The raspberry berry preserves tops it off beautifully. The ‘Bama was very comforting, served warm, and just a perfect dish to fill you up for the day. I recommend coming here and splitting two dishes among three or four people to allow yourselves to taste different items. The restaurant is very child-friendly; I recommend bringing the whole family before heading to the beach this summer season. I guarantee, your breakfast will keep you satisfied till late evening.
Notable breakfast menu items include the Breakfast Tacos: grilled corn tortillas topped with their famous chili, black beans, cheddar, eggs, salsa, and sour cream ($13); and the S.O.S: two eggs over easy on an open faced English muffin drenched in their spicy sausage gravy served with home-fries ($13). You can also design your own omelette and choose from over twenty ingredients!
Additional daily specials included an Italian Omelette with sausage, peppers, onions, and mozzarella cheese; and the Gluten Free SOS. All specials are $12. Add avocado to any entree for $2. Specials rotate daily, though the Waffle Bites and the Gluten Free ‘Bama are always on the Specials Menu.
The Apron Cafe is open from 8am-3pm Wednesday thru Monday, closed on Tuesdays. Memorial Day is the first Monday for the season that they are open. Breakfast is served all day on Sundays. The Apron Cafe is open year round, does catering, and can host private parties.