East End Sweets: An Aprés Beach Breakfast at Jack’s Stir Brew
July 31, 2012 | East End Eats
Pumpkin bread at Jack's Stir Brew
Breakfast, anyone? Stop into Jack’s Stir Brew in Amagansett for a slice of pumpkin bread that you won't soon forget. It’s hearty and moist, with a hint of cinnamon—the perfect après surf nosh. The original Jack's is on Front Street in Manhattan, and there's a second location in the West Village, but the Amagansett outpost has its own distinct vibe with three main draws: coffee, super-food pastries, and ice cream.
Coffee drinks are playful and well-constructed, with plenty of iced options for the dog days of summer. Order the Teddy Boy for a chilled concoction of espresso, cream, and sugar shaken and served over ice. For something warm and sweet, try the Happy Jack, a classic latte infused with cinnamon and sweetened with honey.
Jack's stocks pastries and sweets from Amagansett’s own Anke's Fit Bakery, which is known for baking sweets (like the aforementioned pumpkin bread) that pack wholesome ingredients to boost your energy for a day on the beach. Also try the vegan banana bread, made with fresh bananas, apple juice, and just a bit of sucanat. And that nutty flavor you can't quite place? Spelt flour.
Last but not least, Jack’s serves Brookyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream. Flavors rotate often, but there are quite a few options on any given day. On a recent visit, buttery cookies and cream (heavy on the cookies) warranted two scoops, as did a fresh mint chocolate ice cream. Also look for classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and pistachio-almond. Seasonal scoops include peach and strawberry, both of which are totally dreamy.
146 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett, 267-5555
—KATHY YL CHAN