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Pizza, pastries and lomi-lomi guacamole: 3 new casual eateries to check out in Bernal Heights

Pizza, pastries and lomi-lomi guacamole: 3 new casual eateries to check out in Bernal Heights
Photo: Outer Orbit/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 31, 2019.

Interested in sampling the newest restaurant and drink additions to Bernal Heights? From a pizzeria-brewpub to a pinball bar with Hawaiian-inspired eats, read on for a rundown of the newest hotspots to open in this area of San Francisco.

Cellarmaker House Of Pizza

3193 Mission St.

Photo: Kendra C./Yelp

SoMa-based craft brewer Cellarmaker has opened a new Bernal Heights offshoot, Cellarmaker House of Pizza. As we reported last week, it specializes in Detroit-style pies, which are deep-dish and rectangular with crispy-chewy dough.

On tap are many of the company's signature brews, like the high-alcohol Turok Juice IPA, the Simcoe Sessions pale ale, or the refreshing Zest Side Story blonde ale. There are also guest brews on tap and in bottles, plus a few wine options.

The pizza offerings come in four styles: classic pepperoni, sausage and peppers, a meatless red, and a meatless white with onion, black truffle and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. You can see the full menu here.

Yelp users are generally positive about Cellarmaker's new venture, which currently holds four stars out of 10 reviews on the site.

Kendra C., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on January 18, wrote, "Delicious food and fantastic craft beer. Like their SoMa brewery, it gets packed. But unlike their other location, they offer more seating and keep capacity lower, so it never feels cramped."

And Dan G. added, "I love pizza almost as much as beer, but I had never heard of Detroit-style pizza. It was amazing, and I am now a huge fan of that pizza style. There were plenty of excellent beer choices on tap, including guest brewery options."

Cellarmaker House of Pizza is open from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 5 p.m.–11 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday, and 3 p.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Tuesday.)

Mix Traditions

800 Cortland Ave.

Photo: Aaron M./Yelp

Mix Traditions is a new all-day café offering both American and international breakfast and lunch dishes.

Its numerous egg options include omelets, breakfast burritos and chilaquiles. There are both sweet and savory crêpes, plus sandwiches, pastas and salads. For a snack, consider one of the croissants, danishes, scones or bagels to pair with your cinnamon coffee, cappuccino or matcha latte.

Mix Traditions's current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of six reviews indicates positive attention from users.

Aaron M., who was the first to review the new spot on December 26, enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich and chilaquiles: "The [server] warned us the pork sandwich could get messy, but it was actually sauced and presented perfectly. The chilaquiles were good too ... I liked the bits with cotija cheese and egg on them."

Yelper Jewel S. added, "Food was absolutely great. I was craving a sweet crepe and they made it exactly the way I wanted — crispy and buttery."

Mix Traditions is open from 7 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.

Outer Orbit

3215 Mission St.

Photo: Leonard L./Yelp

Finally, there's Outer Orbit, a combination arcade, bar and Hawaiian restaurant.

Pinball lovers will appreciate the many vintage and contemporary machines, while newbies can attend a free Thursday-night class in the basics of the game.

Once that's settled, groove to the vinyl jukebox while you peruse a menu of Hawaiian-inspired dishes like guava-smoked pork shoulder and lomi-lomi guacamole with shio koji-brined trout. Check out the full menu here.

At the bar, you'll find a handful of house cocktails, California wine by the glass or bottle, craft beers on tap and a few fancy sodas like Boylan Bottleworks cola.

The new bar's current rating of four stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp indicates solid feedback thus far.

Yelper Nina H. wrote, "We love coming here before or after dinner because of the atmosphere. Some food highlights: tater tots, wings, and edamame. The service and atmosphere are amazing, and I would highly recommend if you're looking for a low key night out."

And Maile N. noted, "Really enjoyed the nachos, popcorn and tater tots, and they have a nice beer selection. Some of the flavors weren't quite there. It's a new place so they'll get it eventually."

Outer Orbit is open from 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 5 p.m.–midnight on Friday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m.–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday and Tuesday.)