Page and Shala Moll found their working relationship to be a natural progression from their personal relationship. As owners of Hash, a modern café on Main Street in Stone Ridge, they are masterfully pouring their years of restaurant business experience into this quaint local favorite.
Offering a new twist on farm-to-table dining, Page integrates fresh, local ingredients into familiar yet unique breakfast and lunch dishes.
Having met in 1999 in Venice Beach, California, the duo started out as coworkers and friends, which, Shala explains, is why their operation works so well. “We’ve always worked together,” she says. Spending their formative years in hard-working environments, says Page, created work ethics that they are both proud of today. From the integrity of the food they serve, to the friendly, efficient service they provide, it is clear that these two find meaning and value in every aspect of their work.
Page, who hails from a small town in Minnesota, has over 25 years of culinary experience. “Our parents stressed personal independence in pursuit of a positive lifestyle, both personally and professionally,” he says. It was after the two married and had their son that they ventured back to where Shala was from in Woodstock. Shala wanted to be “home.”
Hash opened in April 2017 and serves primarily breakfast and lunch, along with an assortment of homemade pastries and pies. Named after a dish that has both German and French origins just like its owners—the spot is a daily staple for many locals, says Shala.
“Our restaurant creates a different atmosphere from a lot of other places. The vibe reflects the comfort of your own home.” Stressing the importance of home is why the restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. Shala explains that the hours reflect Page’s dedication to being home with their family. “We’re a small staff of about six people and a few of us are family, so we’ve created a flexible work schedule,” she says. During the winter, the restaurant hosts family-style dinners once a month, but the duo takes their staff into consideration when scheduling.
“Our restaurant creates a different atmosphere from a lot of other places. The vibe reflects the comfort of your own home.”
– Shala Moll, co-owner
Offering a new twist on farm-to-table dining, Page integrates fresh, local produce into familiar yet unique breakfast and lunch dishes. The restaurant works directly with two local farmers to utilize sustainable and organic ingredients.
Favorites on the menu include the Italian breakfast—two eggs in a sofrito sauce with garlic toast—and the indulgent bread pudding French toast. Hearty lunch options abound, too, such as the mouthwatering house-smoked brisket sandwich and the Moroccan lamb burger, while lighter fare includes medicinal broths, soups and stews of the day, and a red quinoa salad.
Never wanting anybody to leave hungry, Page pursues a theme of consistency. “People are always impressed with how fast and fresh Page’s work comes out,” Shala says. Serving generous portions of food, Hash ensures no empty stomachs. As for location, Shala acknowledges that people might think a small-town restaurant business would struggle, but for Hash, that’s not the case. “We welcome such a large variety of visitors due to our beautiful location,” she says.
Hash also has the advantage of being conveniently located on the way to several of the Hudson Valleys’s most popular sightseeing towns, including Rosendale, High Falls, Kingston, and New Paltz. Stop in for some of the best coffee and pastries around on your way to the trails, or reward yourself afterward with a slice of one of their fresh berry pies. You’ll be planning to come back again before you even leave.
3928 Main Street, Stone Ridge
Open daily from 7am to 3pm.