You may not think that the depths of the Outer Sunset, steps away from Ocean Beach, would be a hotspot for weekend brunch -- but Outerlands is full of surprises. The small, cozy restaurant on 45th Avenue and Judah Street is so nondescript a passerby might not notice it -- that is, if it weren't for the crowd of people waiting patiently (even contentedly!) outside.
The smell of baking levain emanates from the kitchen as espresso machines hum, manned by a smiling waitstaff who seem to have tapped into an enviable Pacific calm. The scene is lively but peaceful.(more)