Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters, Melbourne
For a lazy Sunday brunch a friend and I decided to hit Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters in the funky brunch street of Hardware Lane. The menu is mostly enticing but it was the low waiting time that was the real clincher. I did get a very good meal so no complaints here. Apparently fairy floss hot chocolate is a thing here and I’m kinda glad I missed out on it as it doesn’t sound like my cup of coffee. I went with a standard order but not necessarily ordinary flat white. It was good.
My friend and I are complete opposites when it comes to holiday planning and we were complete opposites in eating spectrum on this morning. I went the sweet and delicate route with an espresso pannacotta with chocolate cookie crumbs, panela praline, orange blossom syrup with blueberries and grapes. A most beautiful dish that carries elegant coffee notes without drowning you in sweetness. The syrup was tasty and the crumbs added to the dish. A good size too with four rounds and is enough for an appetite.
On the other hand of things, my buddy went with the meaty and mighty pulled beef burger with slaw, onion jam, egg, cheese fries and mustard aioli. The aioli was a winner in his books with the fries being homemade and fresh. The burger also got a thumbs up though was a bit messy to eat once the yolk popped its top. Not a bad thing. Even though it may not have been or first choice, Hash brings quick service and a good brunch game.