A couple girlfriends and I met up for a Sunday Brunch. We opted for the East Hastings location of Yolk’s.
They have a waitlist that you can join on their website. We did just that on our drive over and got a seat as soon as we arrived. The place was pretty packed and throughout our meal there were line-ups outside. The waitlist is a great way to go.
This was my first time trying this spot out. I recall having seen their food truck back in the day and I was always so curious about them. I’m not sure if the truck is still around or not, but I know that they have two brick and mortar locations now – this one on East Hastings and another on Broadway.
Yolk’s menu is quite extensive. I was so excited that they had so many options. Everything sounded so great that it was difficult to choose. I wanted it all, lol. In the end, I went with:
- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate – so decadent and delicious! This was better than I imagined it to be. I usually sip warm drinks like this throughout my meal, but I had drank it all before our food hit the table.
- Buttermilk Fried Chicken Benny with truffle lemon potatoes – a super unique benny option. It’s served on a waffle instead of an English muffin with perfectly poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and pickled jalapenos. Okay, possibly unpopular opinion because I hear this is one of their popular dishes, but I wasn’t too blown away by this dish. I thought that the chicken was fried to perfection, but for me I didn’t like the eggs and fried chicken combo. I missed the sweetness of the maple syrup and I felt the hollandaise just didn’t belong. I found myself wishing that I had ordered chicken and waffles instead. The truffle lemon potatoes were pretty good.
- Lemon Berry Crispy French Toast – My friend insisted that the french toast here is a must try. We got one to share. It had fresh berries, lemon curd and vanilla whipped cream. I normally wouldn’t select lemon curd anything on my own – not that I don’t like it, I just have other flavors that I prefer. However, this is to die for! Ohh ehmm gee, so good! I am going to go as far as saying that this is the best french toast I’ve ever had. Just wow. I saw that they have a banana nut variation on the menu which sounds amazing. I am definitely going to be trying that next time.
The service was fine. It wasn’t particularly memorable, but it wasn’t bad either. I do remember my water glass being empty for much too long, but our server was polite enough.
Looking forward to trying their Broadway location next.