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“Great Breakfasts in Southampton” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Pear Cafe

Golden Pear Cafe
99 Main St, Southampton, NY 11968-4808
(631) 283-8900
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Ranked #16 of 69 Restaurants in Southampton
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Breakfasts in Southampton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Golden Pear Cafe occupies a corner on the sunny side of the street in the heart of Southampton. This attractive cafe is painted pale yellow with white trim and features large windows that are shaded by dark green awnings.

This is a compact, deli-style, casual restaurant or "cafe" that offers a good variety of breakfast and lunch items. Breakfast offerings include omelets, waffles and oatmeal. The eggs I had on my latest visit were fresh and very good, and were simply but attractively served with a wedge of melon and some fruit. The baked goods and coffee are also good. The prices here are not inexpensive, but not outrageous either, especially when you consider the location.

The Golden Pear is a popular breakfast spot (I've never had lunch there) and it can become quite crowded. During my latest mid-week visit, the customers were casually attired. On a previous weekend visit, on a Saturday, the restaurant looked like a photo shoot for a Brooks Brothers catalog. Of course, that's just what you would expect in Southampton. And this makes the Golden Pear a good place to absorb some of the town's essential character. During the warmer months, you can also sit outside, if you are lucky enough to find a table.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“LOVELY PLACE TO GET A GREAT BREAKFAST IN THE HAMPTONS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This place is super-busy with local people and visitors alike eager to get a high quality breakfast or lunch. With many people wanting food to go, ordering seems a but of a zoo, but somehow it works. It helps if you know what you want before you arrive, but that is hard for first-time customers as the menu is on the wall some distance from the point where you order, not too easy to read it and make a quick choice.

The food is great, however, and the indoor and outdoor seating provides good opportunities for people-watching.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North Fork, of LI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Perfect Breakfast and Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Golden Pear chain the Hamptons is a can't miss spot for breakfast, lunch, and a quick afternoon coffee or tea.

The menu has a good balance between healthier offerings, and more traditional ones. I have found their soups to all be winners, and their tuna salad while lighter than more traditional treatments has a flavor unique to the Golden Pear.
Their lunch menu offers a full range of sandwiches, salads, soups, and lite entrees with a winning turkey chili, and turkey meatloaf.

Enjoy this gem anytime of the year !

Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Food: Crowded Little Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Golden Pear provides wonderful fresh fare with a not so pricey tag. This is always a stopping point in the Hamptons for a quick lunch or cup of coffee. In the summertime on the weekends, seating is very limited and people are squeezing around each other and hovering over tables like vultures, but I love this place and will visit every time!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

When I asked where to have breakfast both the receptionist and the taxi driver told me to go to the Gold Pear (must say I haven't really seen other breakfast places around, Southampton is a strange place...), anyhow, the coffee was pretty ok, and my cranberry walnut muffin was great, it seemed huge but it was actually light and very tasty, not greasy or anything. The rest of the food seemed very nice too, will go back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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