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.