The Back Page Patio Café in Sag Harbor has just opened its doors for business in the space behind its sister restaurant, Page. The café is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until the small hours of the morning.
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for an egg white omelet or a healthy mayo and gluten-free lobster salad sandwich at 11 p.m.—or any other time for that matter—you will be happy to discover the café.
The Back Page Patio Café is run by Erma Orofino, formerly of Annie’s Organics in Southampton, and under the direction of James Carpenter, the chef at Page restaurant. Carpenter previously worked at East Hampton Point and the Living Room, both in East Hampton.
The café has a full bar and a menu that encompasses everything from morning coffee to late night munchies with a takeout items that steer clear of preservatives, gluten and simple sugars.
“Today we were mobbed for breakfast,” Orofino said. Many of the recipes are hers, except, she was careful to point out, the delectable thin crusted semolina-dusted pizza baked in a brick oven, which is one of Carpenter’s signature recipes.
The café features a full bar and ample seating on the freshly minted patio adjacent to Murphy’s Tavern. The tables are all protected from the rain and sun by gigantic Italian umbrellas and the space is paved in understated slabs of bluestone.
The menu includes cold ginger carrot soup, gazpacho, a selection of salads, grilled fish tacos and seasoned ramen noodles with seitan and sate.
“We wanted to create something healthy that you could eat at anytime,” said Orofino.
To order take out items 7 days a week call 631-919-5085 or visit the restaurant’s website www.Page63Main.com.