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Apr 26, 2011 09:16 AM

Mission Beach vs Canteen for hash?

Hello All,

I will be in SF in 2 weeks for an early Mothers Day weekend. The celebrant wants a delicious hash for Brunch on Saturday morning and I've narrowed it down to two places (but am willing to take other suggestions). I would appreciate any input about which location makes the better hash.

Mission Beach Cafe: Braised Short Rib Hash

Canteen: Corned Beef Hash

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I am a sweet breakfast person (pancakes, french toast, waffles) so one place that offers both good options for savory and sweet gets an extra nod.

Mission Beach Cafe
198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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  1. I'm a mad hashophile, and two of my favorites are in the East Bay: Saul's delicatessen in Berkeley makes a surprisingly good classic rendition, and Aunt Mary's Kitchen in the Temescal part of Oakland makes an amazing red flannel hash.....

    Aunt Mary's Cafe
    4307 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    1. I haven't ordered the hash yet, but the best brunch in town for my money is Citizen's Band. I can't imagine the hash would disappoint; everything I've had so far (over 5-6 visits) has been a winner. I've long been a Mission Beach fan, plus it's just a block or two from my house, but I won't put up with the crowd outside anymore. I'd much rather travel to SoMa for CB.

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      1. re: Frosty Melon

        I just had Citizen Band's pancake for the first time last week, and it was the best one I've had in San Francisco.

        On the hash front, I'd recommend Cotogna's beef cheek hash; they take reservations, unlike MBC, which might be nice for brunch to celebrate your mom.

        490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

        1. re: Frosty Melon

          just curious...does Citizen's Band not take reservations for brunch, or are they really completely booked for the next 8 weeks (according to opentable)?

          1. re: ziggles

            I don't think they take reservations for brunch. I've never noticed anyone do anything but walk in. Only once have I had to wait for a table (actually the counter), but that was when I went at around 1 pm (there was a sign-in sheet). When I've been around 10 am or so there's generally not a wait, at least as of 2 weeks ago.

        2. I have never tried canteen's corned beef hash, but I did not like the fish hash I had. It was lacking something, maybe some acid. Also, nothing about the hash was especially delicious or gut-warming to me. All other brunch items on the menu was good though, I especially loved the french toast.

          The short rib hash sounds absolutely delicious, I will have to try that next time!

          1. We've had a brisket hash twice recently at Town's End that was incredibly good.

            1. I had the hash as Mission Beach and I liked it, but it is definitely not a traditional hash. As I recall, there were sweet potatoes instead of potatoes. If you crave a classic corned beef hash, this one might not work. That said, I was with a party of four, and every dish we ordered was excellent. I heartily recommend their brunch.

              Mission Beach Cafe
              198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103