Spring is here, so it’s time to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the East End before the throngs of summer visitors arrive. Whether biking Quogue's picturesque Heritage Road or enjoying the shops along Main Street, Beth's Cafe is the perfect place to stop, relax and enjoy a tasty lunch or yummy smoothie.
Opened in June 2010 by Chef Beth Dalessio, Beth's Cafe features traditional breakfast and lunch fare, but whenever possible incorporates locally grown organic ingredients to give snacks and beverages a healthy twist. By utilizing greens grown by East End purveyors, menu items like the Cobb salad with homemade miso dressing taste especially fresh.
At the counter, freshly baked scones and other treats are ready to go, but for a more leisurely breakfast, indulge in thickly-sliced brioche French toast or a savory vegetable quiche. The nice thing about Beth’s Café is customers have a wide selection of menu items so they can choose a healthy breakfast, like warm apple cinnamon oatmeal with flax seeds, or something deliciously decadent, like a steaming stack of blueberry pancakes with pure maple syrup.
For even healthier options, the café features a hummus and vegetable pita wrap and a grilled salmon salad served with tatiki and an aromatic tabbouleh. Inside the café’s cold case, daily-made salads, wraps and sandwich selections are packaged to go, which makes a picnic on the beach quick and easy.
Adding to the café’s unique flavor, the smoothie and juice bar caters to individual taste and seasonal selections. In addition to offering the standard smoothies like strawberry or carrot apple, freshly picked fruits and veggies are incorporated into made-to-order beverages. The café’s organic juices and smoothies are a delicious and healthy treat to enjoy while strolling over Quogue Bridge or sitting inside the cozy café.
“I like to use everything that is fresh and in season,” said Beth Dalessio, a long-time resident of Westhampton, “although we are not strictly organic, we try to use as much as possible.”
For those wanting to embrace a healthier body, mind and spirit, Beth’s Café has teamed up with for four afternoons of yoga and cooking classes. The Healthy Living In Flow and Food workshop, starting April 10, will feature four afternoons of practicing yoga techniques and breathing exercises at the , followed by a 1-hour cooking demonstration with Ayurvedic Chef Patti Wellen at Beth’s Cafe.
Price: Inexpensive to moderate
Season: Opening for the season on April 7. Open Thursday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open 7 days a week starting in June.
Special Note: For more information on Beth’s Café or the upcoming Healthy Living In Flow and Food workshop call (631) 653-0222.
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