Rainy Day Breakfast: Patate Pizza at Pulino’s


Fragrant with green onions and black pepper, the potato pizza — share it with a friend.

Some of Fork in the Road’s favorite breakfasts are double-carb: the classic two eggs and bacon with both toast and home fries, for examples. It’s a kick in the nuts to Dr. Atkins, and a supercharge for your beleaguered corpse.

Though the sign outside is perhaps too bright a shade of neon-red, that won’t bother you once you’re seated inside. While the evening brings a thick scrum of would-be diners, and the noise level reaches migraine, the morning and early afternoon hours at Pulino’s are chill, the waiters friendly and accommodating.

The pizza called patate is just the thing: two sunny-side eggs that leak bright yellow yolk when you cut into them, herby potatoes, sausage nuggets, and just the right amount of salt and pepper. You can cut the slices with a knife, or, ever the New Yorker, maneuver individual swatches to mouth with hand. Either way, the pie is supremely delectable.

And, rather surprisingly, the coffee ain’t bad, either. Open 8:30 a.m., patate pizza $16.

Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria
282 Bowery

At breakfast and lunch, Pulino’s is chill.