San Francisco is well-known for its culinary offerings and its design aesthetic, so it’s no wonder that we appreciate those places that combine good food and good design. One of my new favorite places to eat in style is a bit out of the way, but well worth the trip. Outerlands, in the outer sunset, is one of those restaurants that offers a full sensory experience. Go for the food, which will delight your tastes and your olfactory senses (think baking bread). The recently renovated interior equally satisfies. Outfitted in reclaimed wood, which literally covers every wall, Outerlands conveys a cozy feel despite its minimalistic decor. Grab a crocheted afghan from the bin sitting at the entrance, to keep yourself warm. For those rare occasions when the weather surprises, they offer similarly-styled outdoor seating.
Outerlands is no longer a hidden gem, so I’ve been taking full advantage of my newly flexible schedule to stop in for weekday breakfast with friends. There are some routines I can’t (and don’t want to) shake — like starting the morning with a good cup of jo. This lovely latte — also well designed — was a perfect way to start the day.
I’ve never been a breakfast person so I appreciate that their morning menu varies from the basics. My friend tried the savory grains (quinoa with mushrooms and spinach), while I enjoyed the cornbread benedict with avocado and cotija cheese. Their olive oil cake is divine, too.
Outerland’s proximity to the beach make it an ideal destination for an eat + walk meet. After leisurely enjoying breakfast, we walked along the Great Highway, enjoying the sun (in January!) and the waves before departing to the faster-paced remainder of the day.
Where are your favorite places to eat in style?
Photos of interior courtesy of SF.racked.com; photos of pendants and food courtesy of RevolvingDecor.com.