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.
Plain Beignets, Brenda's French Soul Food, San Francisco, CA
“Want to try this French food place in SF this weekend? It’s the most reviewed two $$ place on Yelp.” Lynn asked.
“I don’t really like French food.” I responded.
“Here, look at the menu. It’s more of a cajun, New Orleans type of place,” she said as she handed me her phone.
“What is a Bey Net (beignets)?” I asked.
“I don’t know, but it looks good!”
“Alright, lets give it a shot.”
Brenda’s French Soul Food has quickly become our favorite restaurant in San Francisco (everywhere else too? maybe…) The lines can be long for brunch, but if there is one thing I know about San Franciscans, there are only two things they wait in line for. the new iPhone, and brunch. This establishment works like a well oiled machine, with servers, seaters, and cooks flowing in perfect unison. The shop itself is small, but I have never felt as if we didn’t have privacy.