Outerlands is a hipster joint with a rustic-style ambiance. With large wooden walls and rustic decor, this timber haven is nestled amidst the sands and sea of Ocean Beach in the outer Sunset. Their ingredients are organic and locally sourced, creatively comprised into hearty dishes like ‘eggs-in-jail’. Outerlands is known for their brunch menu, made up of delicious open-faced egg sandwiches that flood with bright sunny yolks and are best balanced with leafy greens, smoked maple bacon, or, better yet, cast-iron dutch pancakes. For a lighter escape, daily grains with fresh fruit, thick freshly baked levain bread with homemade jams, and assortment of pastries are also available. After your meal, break free for a long walk along the coast or hang-ten with a latte at Java Beach Cafe.
Outlerlands 4001 Judah St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-661-6140
Cassava is a small and quaint restaurant located in the outer Richmond. This charming establishment is light and airy with small wooden tables topped with fresh summer flowers and mason jars. With a cottage feel, this simple restaurant serves a unique fare of Japanese/American dishes with complex flavors. The menu is playful and ranges from a traditional Japanese breakfast and continental American breakfast, smoked trout with whipped crème fraîche, hibiscus glazed short rib hash, to Liège waffles with maple ricotta and eggs. Cassava also offers tasty pastries from the famous Semifreddi’s bakery which should be indulged with a spiced honey latte or bourbon vanilla honey mocha made from Ritual Roasters. After a delightfully satisfying breakfast, wander to the historic Sutro Baths and hike through Lands End for breathtaking views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Cassava, 3519 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-640-8990
Wooly Pig Café
Wooly Pig Café is a family-owned, hidden gem in the quiet residential neighborhood of the Inner Sunset. All of their sandwiches are made to perfection, but most patrons tend to flock to the Banh Mi, Wooly Pig, and the Briny Egg sandwiches. The Wooly Pig is bursting with succulent and juicy shanghai style braised caramel pork belly topped with crisp organic mizuna greens all piled between soft challah buns. The Briny Egg is comprised of a refreshing herb egg salad intertwined with caper, cornichons, and anchovies which add tantalizing hints of saltiness and crunch. Served open face on pressed ciabatta bread, this sandwich is an egg-cellent choice for those egg salad lovers. This cafe also serves fragrant Asian- fusion teas like honey ginger tea and lemongrass oolong, along with decadent Thai tea and almond panna cotta desserts for those sweet tooths. Dine in or pick up and have a picnic in the beautiful Golden Gate Park.
Wooly Pig Cafe, 205 Hugo St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-592-8015
Arizmendi Bakery is the perfect city parkscape bakery in the center of the Inner Sunset. This bakery has a creative and scrumptious collection of sweet and savory morning pastries, freshly baked artisan breads, and delectable gourmet pizzas. From the buttery scones and shortbreads, moist and plump muffins, to the dense loaves of provolone-olive or pumpernickel bread and focaccia, Arizmendi is simply irresistible and a must-stop shop. Arizmendi is also part of a cooperative bakery in association with Cheese Board, a renowned pizzeria in Berkeley. The gourmet pizzas are made from sourdough crust, whole-milk mozzarella, and seasonal organic vegetables and ingredients that brim with flavor and change on a daily basis. The symphony of zesty flavors and confections will make patrons’ mouth-water from a block away. Fill those brown bags and take a leisurely stroll along the bustling streets of 9th and Irving.
Arizmendi, 1331 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-566-3117
Velo Rouge is a cozy corner cafe that’s a local favorite and perfect for bicycle enthusiasts in Inner Richmond. Decorated with vintage bicycle memorabilia and furniture, this place is known for their assortment of soups, sandwiches, and breakfast goodness. The sandwiches, often named after famous international cyclist (The Coppi, The Pantani, The Merckx) are grilled pressed with generous amounts of deli meats, fresh cool tomatoes and sprouts, and creamy cheeses. For more traditional breakfast options, try the McAllister Scramble or the massive Breakfast Burrito that is non-greasy and loaded with flavors that will get you ready for the Tour de Golden Gate Bridge. For an extra kick, tandem each item with Blue Bottle coffee.
Velo Rouge, 798 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415-752-7799