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Apr 16, 2010 10:53 AM

Outdoor Brunch north of San Francisco?

I want to drive up to the Marin area for brunch on saturday, and want to eat somewhere beautiful and sunny and outdoors, but the food at all of the places I know (ugh, Sam's) leaves me cold. Any advice for a place that's both delicious AND good for a lazy saturday meal outside? Thanks!

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  1. If stopping in Sausalito is an option, we love the food and atmosphere at Le Garage. One of our favorite ways to start a lazy weekend. We love their mussels with frites, frisee salad with poached eggs and soft boiled eggs with toast. Excellent coffee, great wines, reservations highly recommended unless you're okay waiting. The restaurant can be difficult to find if you've never been, so check out the parking tips on Yelp.

    Le Garage
    85 Liberty Ship Way Ste 109, Sausalito, CA

    1. I don't think you are going to find many beautiful upscale places open for brunch on any Saturday...or even lunch. You might check some golf clubs (no pun intended).

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      1. re: OldTimer

        The Station House Cafe in Point Reyes has a great outdoor area and the food on my visits has been good.

        Station House Cafe
        11180 State Route 1 N, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

      2. The Parkside Cafe in Stinson gets good reviews here. My wife ate there recently and was impressed.

        Anyone know about Cafe Reyes? Looks intriguing, and they have outdoor seating.

        Parkside Cafe
        43 Arenal Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

        Cafe Reyes
        Point Reyes Station CA, Point Reyes Station, CA

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        1. re: BernalKC

          I would second Parkside Cafe. It's not a destination brunch restaurant, but it's very pleasant outdoors, with good food and high-quality ingredients. If the weather's nice, you can even take a nap on the beach afterwards

          Parkside Cafe
          43 Arenal Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970

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          1. How about Murray Circle?

            Murray Circle
            601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965