We are big breakfast food people. Like “will-drag-ourselves-out-of-bed-at-the-crack-of-dawn” for a good breakfast, type of people. So when we were in the city this past weekend, we had the opportunity to expand on our usual breakfast haunts and try some place new! We stumbled upon a cute diner called Yolk located in the River North neighborhood of the city. Obviously, from the name you can tell that eggs are their big thang. And it showed.
Walking in – we saw a cute yellow and blue designed diner with booths, tables and even diner-bar seating. We were seated quickly and provided with menus that boasted everything from your classic egg combos and omelettes to yummy crepes and french toast. I settled on the classic eggs benedict – seriously, if I’m ever somewhere where I have a feeling they could have a great hollandaise sauce – then I’m all over it. And the menus at Yolk boasted that their eggs benny was top ranked in the city – yes, sir! And because I was starving and such a pig – I was the worst food blogger ever and didn’t snap a picture of my yummy meal.
But I will whole-heartedly tell you it was delicious. The hollandaise was creamy and delicious – compared to the hollandaise at my favorite Wildberry, it was missing a tad bit of kick that the sauce at Wildberry has – but it was still really good. I think my eggs were sitting for a tad (we were told there was a 40 person catering ordering come out at the same time as our meal) because although the first poached egg that was cracked was runny and extra yolky – the second egg was not as much. The eggs benedict were served with a side of red breakfast potatoes that were delicious with a seasoning and a hearty side of fruit including honeydew, pineapple, grapes and orange slices.
Lots of food – will totally leave you full in breakfast food happy land. Yummy coffee and friendly waitstaff. And totally a cute, kid friendly place in the city.