Yolk’s

Sunshine and I had been planning to get together to catch up on each other’s lives for awhile, but it was canceled last minute numerous times because something always popped up. Sunshine’s one of those awesome friends where even if we don’t talk or see each other for a long time, our relationship would still be as tight as if we hung out everyday. But I’m glad to say that our bro date finally happened. Sunshine picked me up after my early morning staff meeting for work and we headed over to Yolk’s for brunch.

While the inside of Yolk’s is rather plain looking, it has a bright and homely atmosphere. The staff at Yolk’s are friendly and full of personality. The food here is also pretty good.

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I like that you get to customize your bennies at Yolk’s ($7.50 for 1 egg, $10.25 for 2 eggs). I got the double smoked bacon with arugula, poached egg, hollandaise, on an English muffin with a side of truffle lemon hash browns (+$1) and Okanagan Valley goat cheese (+$1). My favourite part of the plate was definitely the truffle lemon hash browns. Now my first bite was really lemony and sour. Sunshine agreed. It left us wondering “why the lemons?” But once we dipped the hash browns into the spicy ketchup, it sang a perfect sonnet. The sourness was neutralized and all the other flavours were brought out. They were simply addicting. The benny on the other hand was good, but not mind blowing. I didn’t think the goat cheese was worth the additional dollar considering how I only received a tiny sprinkle on my benny, which I barely tasted. The bacon was crisp and smokey, but all the other components were just average.

As we were eating, one of the ladies stopped by our table to check up on us and noticed that our eggs were slightly less runny than they should’ve been. Sunshine and I said that it was okay, but she immediately told us that overcooked eggs at Yolk’s are not alright and that she’ll send us new eggs. That was super kind of her. Our eggs arrived promptly, and the lady jokingly said that she’ll beat up the chefs in the back of the parking lot later on in the day. I gotta say that it really did make a difference to our bennies. But unfortunately, we were almost finished by that time. Sunshine and I were pretty full after cleaning off our plates, especially Sunshine who ordered 2 eggs and ended up with 4. Hahah.

Sunshine and I had a great time catching up at Yolk’s. The next time I come back, I would like to try their chicken and waffles!

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YOLK’S
+1 604 428 9655
Strathcona
1298 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

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