Every time I go out to eat with my boyfriend, we try a new place. Just when we think we’ve tried every restaurant worth trying in San Diego, a new name pops up on Yelp and we’re like, ‘hello!’ Today’s place ended up being The Patio on Goldfinch in Mission Hills.

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So you walk in and realize you’re standing on a legit patio. The first section of the restaurant is open and airy and as you walk deeper inside, you end up under a ceiling. To merge the indoor/outdoor feel together, greenery drapes the walls in a Rainforest Cafe kind of style. Oh and the outside section is dog friendly! First take- great vibe, fun atmosphere.

 

patiosteakMy boyfriend, Myles, was about to order a BLT off the brunch menu and then the waiter mentioned a chicken fried steak with eggs and a biscuit. Myles had a change of heart, ditched that BLT and went for the steak. He destroyed it.

patiopancakeI ordered the Bourbon Dutch Pancakes- caramelized bananas and apples, berry compote, agave and maple syrup, topped with chantilly cream. When it came out, I was immediately relieved that it wasn’t a tall stack of flapjacks. It was actually a modest sized pancake, decorated beautifully. I’m getting really sick of those brunch cafes that serve quantity over quality. This pancake however was the perfect size. I cleared my plate and didn’t feel sick after. The best part about this lil fella’ is it’s packed with fresh fruit. I would definitely order again!

We washed down our sweet and savory dishes with pear cider and their “French Kiss,” cocktail- Champagne, St. Germain, and pureed strawberries. We’ll be back again once we can’t find any more new places to try… or if we have Lilo with us and need a doggy-friendly place to eat 😀

What’s your favorite restaurant in San Diego? I would love to add to my list of places to try!

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