Editor’s note: Café OSO is now Claude’s
I made by first visit to Café OSO for breakfast last week. This quaint breakfast spot, with its peaceful and private setting, surely does not receive as much credit as is deserved. Upon arrival just after 9am, we were promptly seated, and our waiter instantly brought us over some ice water. Some guests were seated inside the restaurant, but my mom and I preferred to sit outside at a table underneath a lime-colored umbrella since it was becoming such a gorgeous day outside, not too humid, with the clouds slowly drifting apart. The restaurant was about three quarters of the way full with patrons.
To drink my mother ordered hot cup of freshly brewed Colombian coffee, and I ordered a medium glass of their freshly squeezed orange juice ($6). There is nothing like freshly squeezed orange juice. With being in the Hamptons should always come freshly squeezed juice. Additional juices available were cranberry, apple and grapefruit. A small glass of juice costs $4.
It was tough to decide between which breakfast items we wanted as everything looked so appetizing. I was torn between the Healthy Start Omelet: egg white omelet, prepared with fresh spinach, mushrooms, and goat cheese ($14) or the Bridgehampton “Belgian” Waffles: thick homemade waffles topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries with a dolop of chantilly cream ($13). I chose the latter upon recommendation from our waiter, Regel, from St. Lucia. My mom ordered the Beach Buttermilk Pancakes with blueberries ($12).
As regarded as being the best pancakes in town, there is no doubt about that. The pancakes were perfectly crunchy on the outside, warm and tender on the inside, with large fresh blueberries. You could also order the pancakes plain ($10), with bananas, or chocolate chips. The Belgian waffle was slightly crispy, buttery, warm, just pure heaven. One of the best Belgian waffles I have ever tasted. We also ordered a side order of one scrambled egg, one egg over easy, and pork sausage links ($12). The eggs and sausage were fantastic as sides. The portions were perfect especially in you love to eat your largest meal in the morning, though my mom could not finish all three of her pancakes.
Our waiter was very hospitable and took the time to bring us more coffee, napkins, and water without having to ask. We would definitely come here again this summer for breakfast and are already looking forward to our next visit.
Breakfast is served daily from 7am-11am.