Long Island Dispatch: Suddenly, There’s Coffee Competition in Amagansett

6:30-11:30 a.m. daily, except Tuesdays, at Indian Wells beach, Amagansett

The East End may not enjoy the ice creamy creativity of the Bay Area (what pretty colors, too?), but we seem to be getting our coffee complement, with two new options recently sprouted in the tiny hamlet of Amagansett. There’s the local girl, Julianna Nash, who is captaining Mary’s Mobile, a crimson caffeine trailer parked at Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett from 6:30-11:30 a.m., everyday but Tuesday, brewing up beans from Dallis Coffee, the century-old roaster in Queens, and serving them alongside a full suite of scones, muffins, croissants and other beach-friendly, coffee accompaniments direct from Mary’s Marvelous back in the village on Main Street.

Also back in the village (but visiting from another Village about 80 miles west of here), Jack’s Coffee has popped up in a pretty little room at 153 Montauk Highway. Outside the myriad maritime memorabilia, this Jack’s offers much the same menu (including the Half Lou, named for a sometimes-NYC-sometimes-East End regular), and tasty stir-brew quality, of the 10th Street Jack’s, as well as perhaps the only source of Hudson Valley Fresh milk in these parts. (There’s also Ciao Bella gelato and Mast Brothers chocolate, urban imports that have been spotted elsewhere of late.) “I’ve never seen this much decaf in my 10 years making coffee,” the barista said, suggesting it might have something to do with folks being on vacation. He then pulled a very strong cortado.

Brian Halweil

Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

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