Review: Outerlands.

After years of wanting to try this popular brunch spot, I finally tried Outerlands!

A huge reason why I haven’t been to Outerlands is because they don’t take reservations and it’s in the Outer Sunset which is a bit of a trek. However, I went during a weekday and there was no line, such a relief. They had a large chalkboard outside with their entire menu and you ordered before getting seated at a table. Everything sounded fresh and delicious but I knew I had to try their famous dutch baby pancake.

The Spread.

Breakfast Sandwich with Fried Egg, Cheddar, Aioli, Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado (8-8.5/10).

Who can resist a breakfast sandwich with all the fix-ins?! The potato brioche bun was sturdy enough when I put the rest of ingredients on top. Simple yet so satisfying.

Dutch Baby Pancake with Mixed Berries and House Ricotta (8/10).

The dutch baby pancake, similar to Yorkshire pudding, was served with various berries, pecans, and house Ricotta. We asked for some extra maple syrup as the actual pancake wasn’t as sweet as I would have liked. I did enjoy the texture with the crispy edges.

Open Faced Chicken Salad Sandwich with Apple and Pickled Carrots (8/10).

This was a really tasty open faced sandwich. The apples were sweet, the pickled carrots added acidity as well as the balsamic drizzle, and the walnuts added some crunch. All the bright flavors made the chicken salad not feel heavy.

To Go Pastries: Strawberry Pistachio Donut and Sticky Bun (7-7.5/10).

Of course we couldn’t resist getting some pastries to go. Both were fine but can’t compare to some of the top bakeries in the city.

Overall Outerlands was a solid place for brunch but I’m not sure I’d be down to wait hours during the weekend so my rating is an 8/10.

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