The Broken Yolk Café
Suit & Thai – Diplomatico Mantuano Rum, Cold Brew Coffee, Bitters, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Spices
Chai Little One – Ophir Gin, Chai Tea, Vanilla Syrup, Cream
Pucker Up Strawberry Lemonade – New Amsterdam Vodka, Il Tramonto Lemoncello, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup
Buttermilk Biscuit – Whipped Butter, Honey
Sope Benedict – Thick Corn Tortillas, Shredded Beef, Poached Eggs, Ranchero Sauce, Avocado, Salsa, Cotija Cheese, Sour Cream with Hash Browns
Fiesta Burrito – Scrambled Eggs, Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes, Shredded Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Flour Tortilla, Sour Cream, Avocado, Salsa
Blueberry Muffin – Whipped Butter
Acai Bowl – Acai Berry Sorbet, Strawberries, Blueberries, Bananas, Granola, Shredded Coconut, Honey
Waffle Sandwich – Belgian Waffle, Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon with Homefries
Crunchy French Toast – Thick Bread, Frosted Flakes, Sliced Almonds, Raspberries, Whipped Cream, Raspberry Drizzle
Full Stack of Cinna-Cakes – Buttermilk Pancakes, Cinnamon, Vanilla Icing
Tiki Toast – Hawaiian Bread, Strawberries, Blueberries, Shredded Coconut, Caramel Drizzle, Powdered Sugar
Opened early April of 2019, but a known entity near San Diego for forty years, The Broken Yolk Café promised to capture Las Vegas’ attention by offering “high quality, homemade Food in large portions,” and a visit on Sunday showed the locally-owned space already very successful with a thirty-five minute wait despite windy weather at 11:00am.
An expanding concept with over thirty locations across six states, Sin City’s first adjacent Total Wine at Town Square, it is after securing parking that guests approach a freshly built space capable of seating hundreds, though for a Restaurant so new and busy service is outstanding from the General Manager manning a digital waitlist to servers, bussers and even folks at the hostess stand.
Made (more) famous by an appearance on “Man vs Food,” a twelve-Egg Omelet weighing in at nearly 4,000 calories earning a free T-shirt and comped check for those who finish under an hour, it is from a five page menu that those desiring more variety are invited to make choices, a full-bar offered from open to close daily also provided to tempt those who desire more than just Mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Priced competitive to Cracked Egg or Babystacks, and approximately half the cost of other Las Vegas Boulevard Breakfasts, it was with bottomless Coffee and Cocktails ranging $8-10 each that things got underway, “Suit & Thai” proving a bit bitter but certainly not lacking for Booze while “Chai Little One” and “Pucker Up Strawberry Lemonade” each acted as light sippers that compliment The Broken Yolk Café’s fare nicely.
Opting to dine across three-courses, though in reality a check-average of approximately $18 will leave most over-sated, first bites came from extra-large Biscuits made from scratch with Butter, a gentle yeastiness amidst good rise attesting to quality with or without added Honey while Onion Rings and Hash Browns each cook up crispy as sides to a generous Fiesta Burrito smothered in Salsa and Sopes Benedict with Masa boats filled by seasoned Beef, carefully poached Eggs, housemade Ranchero Sauce and Avocado.
Focusing on items marked as “BYC Favorites,” many of these recipes dating back four decades, it was after splitting a warm Blueberry Muffin that attention turned to a Belgian Waffle halved and stacked around Bacon, Egg and Cheese, a touch of Real Maple Syrup from home pushing flavor even further while a $10.95 Acai Bowl takes the “Superfood” in a new direction by offering it as tangy Sorbet surrounded by Fresh Berries, Coconut and Granola.
Not about to pass on French Toast and Pancakes, the latter offered solo or stacked in seven varieties including Gluten Free, those unafraid to indulge are highly encouraged to order swirled Cinna-Cakes drizzled with Vanilla Icing, and although “Crunchy French Toast” looks better on the menu than it does as plated the flavor is still excellent – though not quite on the level of Tiki Toast that perfectly suit’s “The Ninth Island” with thick slices of Hawaiian Bread, Berries and Caramel Sauce.
FOUR STARS: Although Henderson continues to show-up the West side in terms of Breakfast and Brunch, The Broken Yolk Cafe’s recent arrival at Town Square gives those who don’t like to cross The Strip something to be excited about. Imported from San Diego, but locally owned, consider this a great alternative to Egg & I or Cracked Egg with more creativity and better service at a similar price-point.
RECOMMENDED: Pucker Up Strawberry Lemonade, Buttermilk Biscuit, Sope Benedict, Acai Bowl, Tiki Toast, Cinna-Cakes.
AVOID: Fake Maple Syrup is a necessity at this price point, but Smucker’s Jelly is not, and alternatives to both should be offered even if at an extra cost. Home Fries were also undercooked.
TIP: Open 6am until 3pm at the southern edge of Town Square. Expect a wait during peak times or call ahead to put names on the waitlist and receive a text when the table is ready.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.