I can't remember when I first read about Outerlands, but I remember seeing a photo with the wood paneled walls and thinking, I want to go there. I finally remembered to add it to my "places to go" list, and attempted to go there for breakfast this morning.
I say attempted because I didn't read the fine print - they don't serve their breakfast menu on Saturdays. Big, huge bummer, because I was really excited for the "eggs in jail" and the Dutch pancake.
They did have an egg dish on the menu though, so I got that - fried egg sandwich with cheese and bacon. Their bread was amazing. My only complaint is that I wanted a steak knife to cut it with - that crust is no joke and my bread knife struggled with the task. Also I have been debating if I should buy a Chemex so I was excited to get to try it out again. The coffee was excellent (they use Sightglass beans) and it convinced me to make the purchase.
That there is the grilled cheese and it is serious business. I love the little burned bits of cheese oozing out. It reminds me of french onion soup, which I also love.
I should have taken a whole bunch more photos because the place looks so cool, but I was too absorbed in enjoying the food and the company. I fully intend to go back though, both for breakfast and dinner, so expect an update in the hopefully not-too-distant future.
(PS: Before or after you eat here, I highly recommend you check out the General Store, which is just 2 shops down.)
4001 Judah St San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 661-6140