After a great amount of inner turmoil, I can say with confidence, Outerlands is my favorite breakfast/brunch place in the city. There, I said it. Sorry Lynn. Brenda's is great, but there is just something about this place that speaks to me. The food reminds me of my childhood favorites, and those who know me, know I have a weakness for bread. The ambiance is great as well, wood lined walls with curved ceilings and curved lights protruding out of the walls. Not to mention the abundance of coffee gear lining the shelves that make this place feel like home to me.
Muffins, the longtime champion of the breakfast pastry game, has seen unprecedented innovation in San Francisco. November 8th was Muffin Sunday for Lynn and I, as we tried two of the more unique muffin creations the city had to offer.
Top: Coffee Cream Cruffin, Bottom: Ferrero Rocher Choux Bomb
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
Temple Coffee Roasters, Davis, CA
On our most recent trip to Davis, Lynn and I were having dinner with some friends and the conversations turned to our plans for the following day. When we told them that we planned to go into Sacramento to try Temple Coffee Roasters, we were delighted to hear that they had opened a shop in Downtown Davis.
Upon entering this hipster heaven we were warmly greeted by a barista named Uriah. We connected instantly as he began to work on my pour over coffee. I went through the rest of the line and paid before heading back to talk to Uriah.
The entire staff was incredibly friendly and extremely knowledgeable about coffee. This location doesn't have many power outlets, but I am thankful for that, it allowed Lynn and I to connect with our friends and hold lovely conversations as the rain painted the sidewalk outside.
The coffee was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy, and the staff made me feel like I was enjoying coffee in my living room with friends, rather than buying it in a store. If you are ever in Davis, make a pilgrimage to Temple, you won't regret it.