Real talk: potato hash is the carby overlord of all breakfast sides. In fact, official findings reveal that 84% of Melburnians double-check venue websites the night before a brunch date to make sure it’s on the menu (yet to be ‘officially’ confirmed by the CSIRO). So to save you all four minutes you could otherwise spend adding to your ‘wedding’ Pinterest board, we pulled together a list of our city’s best potato hash brunch dishes. You’re welcome.
Smäk Benedict At Smäk Food House
Technically it’s not potato hash, but if you think for a second that potato lovers are going to care, you need to check yourself. This ain’t no ordinary eggs benny at Smäk Food House, this bad boy has potato rosti with slow cooked pulled pork, poached eggs and green apple cider hollandaise.
Corned Beef Hash At Auction Rooms
Anything at Auction Rooms is worth phoning home about, but the corned beef hash will have you Facetiming your mum before you’ve even had your second bite, with its slow-cooked beef, potato, shredded cabbage, leek, poached eggs, pita bread and sriracha hollandaise.
Sriracha & Chorizo Eggs Benny At Legacy
Get a little bit ~fancy~ with the sriracha and chorizo eggs benny at Legacy, with two poached eggs, chorizo, avocado and sriracha hollandaise on kimchi potato hash.
The Long Straw At Short Straw
Head east to Short Straw for the Long Straw with eggs your way, bacon, beans, tomato, mushroom, spinach, potato hash, relish and your choice of freshly toasted bread.
Slow Braised Ham Hock Eggs Benedict At Barry
Get another eggs benny in your tummy with Barry’s benedict packed with slow braised free range ham hock, apple cider hollandaise, granny’s apples, potato hash and poached eggs.
Breakfast Board At Auction Rooms
Avoid hard decisions and just have the lot with Auction Rooms’ other menu highlight—the Breakfast Board. This little number includes grilled chorizo, smoked salmon rillettes, potato hash, soft boiled egg, rye soldiers, granola and a super smoothie. Too much? Never.
The Egg Basket At The Crux & Co
Toe the line at The Crux & Co with potato hash’s little cousin—the rosti. The Egg Basket with scotch quail egg, arancini and falafel served on a house made potato rosti nest with mixed bean and chilli concasse isn’t a menu option, it’s an assumption.
Pick N Peck Breakfast Board At Brother Hen
Treat yourself to the Pick N Peck breakfast board from Brother Hen where you can feast on poached eggs, Istra bacon, a house-made hash brown, bean and chorizo ragu, sourdough, a bircher bowl and a tall glass of orange juice.
Persian Feta Potato Croquette At Journeyman
Let’s be real—a croquette is just a glorified hash brown, which means there’s ALOTTA glory in Journeyman’s Persian feta potato croquette with poached eggs, sweet corn puree, crispy kale and manchego cheese.
The Potato Hash From Addict Food And Coffee
If it’s in the name, then you know it’s going to be bloody good, Addict Food And Coffee’s Potato Hash is no different. This potato delight is topped with roasted field mushroom, caramelised onion, mushroom duxelle and a poached egg.
Our Bacon Eggs Benny At Miss Marmalade
Because six eggs bennies is never enough, head to Miss Marmalade for two poached eggs, prime short cut bacon, crispy potato and rosemary bread, hollandaise, micro herbs and house-made hash brown. With two different potato elements on this dish, you should already be out the door.
Liar Liar Hash At Liar Liar
No word of a lie, the Liar Liar Hash with sauteed potatoes, bacon, spinach, poached egg, hollandaise and sourdough toast at Liar Liar can turn any bad man honest.
Thick Cut Bacon At Wide Open Road
The only thing better than thick cut bacon is thick cut bacon served with chipotle mayo, beetroot relish, a gruyere potato cake, rocket and a poached egg. Hats off to Wide Open Road for making it happen.
Breakfast Stack At Green Refectory
Unfortunately all the layers of the Breakfast Stack at Green Refectory aren’t house made potato pattie, however the ones that aren’t are still bacon, tomato, spinach, grilled halloumi, basil and poached egg, so we’ll let it slide this time.
Breakfast Poke Bowl At Naughty Boy
If it’s healthy AND full of potatoes, why eat anything else. Naughty Boy serves up house cured salmon, potato hash bites, sauteed kale, fried egg, avocado and quinoa that’ll definitely cancel out the twelve party pies you had for dinner last night.
Eggs Benedict With Lobster & Potato Hash At Rustica
Perhaps the best eggs benny of all is Rustica’s eggs benedict with lobster, served on charcoal brioche with poached eggs, greens, herbed hollandaise, crunchy prawn cracker crumb and a compulsory serve (or three) of potato hash.
The Potato Hash At Proud Mary
The Potato Hash at Proud Mary is Melbourne’s OG potato hash brunch dish. It’s certainly seen some plates because the sensible people there have kept it on the menu for years, because why remove a good thing? This Sebago potato hash is served with cold smoked bacon, poached eggs, baby kale salad and bagna cauda and should be at the top of your ‘Hash-to-Smash’ list.
Look for something more than potato hash (BLASPHEMY)? Here’s a list of 50 brunch dishes to try this year.
Image credit: Simon March | Addict