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Broken Yolk Cafe

Broken Yolk Cafe

Breakfast Spot and Mexican Restaurant$$$$
East Village, San Diego
  • Marilyn B.
    "You should try the fromage panini and the gaslamp sandwhich"(5 Tips)
    Cheyenne C.
    "Have a pomegranate mimosa, they're delicious...and strong hehehe"(4 Tips)
    Meridith S.
    "California breakfast burrito is awesome."(3 Tips)
    Jesus V.
    "REALLY good breakfast, try the egg-white omelette"(13 Tips)
118 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • omelettes
  • gaslamp
  • pomegranate mimosa
  • brunch food
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  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 4, 2011
    On Man v Food, Adam Richman takes on the Broken Yolk Special, a 6-lb. breakfast served on a 15-inch pizza pan - a 12-egg omelet with chili plus a mountain of home fries and 2 biscuits.
  • GeauxDC F.
    GeauxDC FoodieOctober 20, 2016
    A great breakfast place while in San Diego. This staff handles a busy clientele with order and efficiency. The food is good the coffee is hot. The $ are a little steep but expected for the Gaslamp
  • .Z.
    .Z.July 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious food! Limited outdoor sidewalk seating available; wonderful if you can snag it! During Comic-Con, they switch to a more limited, higher-priced menu. Go Wednesday before con starts.
  • JNET
    JNETJune 6, 2016
    Quick and friendly service. They are used to conventioneers. Let them know to divide checks. You will be fed and able to leave in good time for meetings.
  • David C.
    David CalderonDecember 5, 2014
    The benedicts are creative and just as delicious! You have to get the banana nutella crepe though!
  • Michael P.
    Michael ParksOctober 4, 2010
    Get the Broken Yolk Special: 12-egg omelet with onions, mushrooms, smothered in chili and cheese. Served with homefries and 2 biscuits. Split it, or try the challenge: eat all in 1 hour by yourself an
  • Maria P.
    Maria PerezJune 24, 2010
    Voted Best B-fast in SD (2nd on my list)If you dare, try the SPECIAL: 12-egg omelet w/mushrooms, onions, American cheese & smothered W/chili,homefries & 2 biscuits. 1 person/1 hour limit & its FREE! Read more
  • VICK | d.
    VICK | damone331August 17, 2014
    I had the French Toast & one Egg. I thought of have room for fruit but I underestimated the meal of choice.
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PenaflorNovember 2, 2011
    The California Burrito is the bomb! If you got an infant that rests on a car seat, request to be seated under the "Big Ass Fan." Your child will love it and remain calm throughout your entire meal.
  • Zarya Alexandra F.
    Great breakfast spot with a wide range of dishes and fresh juices! Tangerine juice is a must!
  • Stella
    StellaJanuary 6, 2015
    Omelettes are very good! They come with a side and bread of your choice. Great for sharing.
  • Kai Z A.
    Kai Z AnwarJuly 3, 2011
    Had breakfast there yesterday...there was a line-up bu it took them less than 5 min to get us a table...try the b-fast buritto wt avocado, bacon & beans. U'll either luv it or hate it.
  • Victor D. G.
    Victor D. Gonzalez-RodNovember 5, 2012
    I loved the place! The food is great along with the staff. My wife and I enjoyed the food
  • Panasha D.
    This place is great for breakfast, lots or great options. Try the tiki toast, like French toast but lighter.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JonesAugust 30, 2014
    Breakfast is busy but if your solo...there is a counter in back. An oddly shaped counter...but it is a counter.
  • The Fluff Ice™ Truck
    The Fluff Ice™ TruckNovember 26, 2011
    The portions are huge and it gets busy on Sunday mornings for brunch. Well, it's probably because everyone is recovering from a busy night of partying.
  • Roshan G.
    Roshan GonsalkoraleJanuary 23, 2014
    Get the following for awesome energy: 2 x scrambled eggs, bacon, tomato, avocado and asparagus
  • Igor P.
    If you want a real Breakfast in San Diego, this is your place. Fast service, good prices.
  • Kelley
    KelleyNovember 20, 2015
    Great No Name omlete and blueberry muffin. Excellent cheap breakfast or lunch stop.
  • Eric H.
    Eric HoApril 17, 2016
    Great food and vibes!
  • Meridith S.
    Meridith StokesSeptember 12, 2011
    California breakfast burrito is awesome. Get sour cream on the side and add some hot sauce.
  • Katina Mae
    Katina MaeOctober 3, 2014
    Their new Golden State eggs Benedict is delicious! With the perfect amount of sriracha.
  • Cimbria P.
    Cimbria PetersonJanuary 17, 2011
    My girls wore princess clothes and they brought them out strawberries and whipped cute. Chilaquiles are delicious. Huge portions!
  • Esri UC
    Esri UCJuly 7, 2010
    ArcGIS Developer Rupert recommends this as a great place to grab lunch during the Plenary Session on Monday if you want to escape the crowds attending the ESRI UC. Read more
  • Gabe T.
    Gabe TrujilloAugust 7, 2014
    I went for the french toast. It was DELICIOUS. Highly recommended.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BerkennouJanuary 30, 2015
    Super staff and breakfast. The eggs are sublime and the coffee too!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LenzoJuly 20, 2011
    Sit at the bar for lightning fast service!!! And eat the mom omelet... Healthy and yummy!!!
  • Mark F.
    Mark FlintMarch 9, 2013
    Ask to sit in whatever section Hannah is the waitress. She is the best!
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SabolSeptember 16, 2012
    Better places to choose from. Had an omelet and it was full of liquid, and ingredients were just piled in and not equally dispersed. Biscuits and gravy were sweet and had no meat.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NelsonApril 10, 2011
    Their full menu is available all day. When Comic Con is in town they have a special menu with no substitutions.
  • Evan C.
    Evan CudworthJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Menu top to bottom is great. The OJ is always good. Go with the homestyle fries/potatoes over the hashbrowns.
  • Heather W.
    Heather WilliamsJune 15, 2014
    Very popular, bit of a wait, and overall not as good as we were expecting. Our party of 7 was in agreement that we were underwhelmed with the flavours. Not bad, but didn't live up to the hype.
  • Valerie M.
    Valerie MichelleMarch 2, 2013
    Speedy Gonzales service! The Pomegranate mimosa is sparkly refreshing 
  • Alexandra T.
    Alexandra TwomeyMarch 16, 2014
    100% recommend the California chicken club & add some hot licks hot sauce 😋
  • Keith P.
    Keith PapeOctober 30, 2014
    The Baka breakfast tacos were messy and amazing!
  • Natasha B.
    Great hangover spot! The menu is just want you need
  • Stanley S.
    Stanley SpearsSeptember 11, 2013
    Use the parking garage the meters just eat your chAnge and give you half the time.
  • William S.
    William StittFebruary 2, 2013
    Fresh fruit served exactly as it should be served.
  • Jesus V.
    Jesus VargasMay 2, 2013
    REALLY good breakfast, try the egg-white omelette
  • Raven C.
    Raven CamilleDecember 22, 2013
    The California Breakfast Burrito is better from a roach coach!! There wasn't French fries in it it had sliced potatoes. The avocado in it was basically whole. Defiantly pass ...
  • Matt B.
    Matt BentonMarch 17, 2013
    The gluten free pancakes are probably better than normal pancakes here. Too bad they don't have these in my hometown.
  • Karen W.
    Karen WinsboroughJune 8, 2013
    Great breakfast, worth the wait!!! Just do it!
  • Dr Matt H.
    Dr Matt HubbardSeptember 12, 2010
    The Cali Burrito was amazing! I'd eat it everyday! So good you have to get it!
  • Marilyn B.
    Marilyn BarrazaSeptember 29, 2011
    You should try the fromage panini and the gaslamp sandwhich
  • Joe D.
    Joe DubeMay 26, 2015
    Smaller menu than other broke yokes but good size portions
  • Robert M.
    Robert MurraySeptember 5, 2013
    Great food so yummy definitely b back:-)
  • Schniz
    SchnizSeptember 26, 2011
    Duncan Renaldo omelet is very good. Fruit cup is ginormous.
  • Jill P.
    Jill PantozziJuly 30, 2010
    I will also highly recommend the pomegranate mimosas. Cheap, strong and delicious!
  • Stuart R.
    Stuart R.January 7, 2012
    Undeniably good but the quality isn't up to the level of the Carlsbad location.
  • Charles W.
    Charles WilliamsAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid omelette. Solid price.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WSeptember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the eggs florentine! It's awesome!
  • Susana D.
    Susana DaughteryOctober 28, 2011
    If you want awesome food for good prices , this IS the place.
  • Brunilda Z.
    Brunilda ZaragozaFebruary 23, 2015
    All the breakfast items are great!
  • Arturo V.
    Arturo VazquezDecember 26, 2015
    Breakfast sandwich is amazingly perfect
  • Ruth
    RuthAugust 26, 2012
    Very good for Mexicans missing real Mexican breakfast !!!
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokJanuary 12, 2016
    Great variety of breakfast options.
  • Mahatma J.
    Mahatma JonnyJuly 30, 2011
    This place has the best wheat toast I have ever had.
  • Tamsin F.
    Tamsin Fox-DaviesAugust 3, 2014
    The sweet potato pancakes are the best!
  • Mothsquatch
    MothsquatchFebruary 23, 2011
    Try chicken fried steak... One of the best ones I've had.
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NanawaJuly 26, 2014
    Damn good breakfast. The Cali way.
  • Cj D.
    Cj DesJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Autograph signing with the Impractical Jokers from 3-5p
  • Marshall C.
    Marshall ConleyOctober 8, 2013
    Separate your bill to use your Foursquare special. Otherwise they say it's only one per table...even though the deal clearly states one per customer.
  • Carmen M.
    Carmen MarinJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're an avocado lover, the place to eat! Read more
  • Germain M.
    Germain MMay 30, 2012
    Tried the eggs benedict and pancakes! Perfect!
  • Christian W.
    Christian WilliamsJuly 10, 2011
    You most likely will not be able to finish the 12 egg challenge!
  • Shari S.
    Shari SalazarAugust 14, 2014
    Border Benedict is amazing!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LindleyJune 9, 2013
    Specials not valid on weekends or holidays?
  • Caity H.
    Caity HallJuly 17, 2010
    Great service and yummy food-spinach and bacon quiche was bomb.
  • Habibo M.
    Habibo MoJuly 2, 2015
    Quick service, great meals!
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CunniffMarch 24, 2015
    The iron man challenge. Was hard. Harder than you think.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KlompApril 28, 2012
    the Monte cristo is amazing
  • Justin W.
    Justin WaynsJanuary 17, 2015
    Big portions and good food.
  • Samuel Karuk B.
    Samuel Karuk BrownDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The ham is not so good. Something they bought at the grocery store. The potatoes were crunchy as if they were not cooked enough.
  • James
    JamesNovember 8, 2016
    Great huevos rancheros!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SearcyJuly 23, 2014
    Sign into yelp and get a 10% coupon
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneAugust 28
    Best breakfast in Gaslamp!
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BlackDecember 31, 2010
    the home fries are gooooood, but the hash browns are better.
  • Julia-Booe H.
    All Breakfast's are great!!!!
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 17, 2010
    4 egg bacon and cheese omelet and coffee $13 after tax. Good stuff.
  • Chris T.
    Chris TrygstadDecember 5, 2010
    Service is ok, and food is pricy bit worth it if you want breakfast in the gaslamp.
  • Cheyenne C.
    Cheyenne CookJuly 25, 2010
    Have a pomegranate mimosa, they're delicious...and strong hehehe
  • mariann f.
    mariann fMarch 24, 2013
    Its yummmy breakfasts !!
  • Christian W.
    Christian WilliamsJuly 10, 2011
    Great food, good experience!
  • Chris B.
    Chris BuoyeDecember 22, 2013
    Skip the moist-free biscuit and get a muffin or toast instead.
  • Nate W.
    Nate WrightJuly 11, 2013
    Great food and service
  • Julia-Booe H.
    Blueberry Pancakes!!!
  • Hue L.
    Hue LamJuly 16, 2012
    Don't eat the quiche, tasted like microwaved rubber. Don't have the home fries either
  • Floss B.
    Floss BergSeptember 7, 2011
    Great tangerine juice
  • Shiloh S.
    Shiloh ScottSeptember 8, 2010
    Strawberry waffles were amazing, service...just ok.
  • Patti Ann
    Patti AnnApril 6, 2011
    I love the fresh squeezed apple juice. :DD Mm!
  • John C.
    John CulshawJanuary 7, 2011
    Food marginal. Service horrible just as the tips say!! Shouldn't kitchen staff be in the kitchen at lunch time not unloading product on the street?
  • siяhכ .
    siяhכ July 27, 2011
    Do the Broken Yolk challenge if you dare! 
  • Daisy V.
    Daisy ValbuenaFebruary 18, 2013
    Great service!!
  • Conor M.
    Conor MclaughlinSeptember 5, 2010
    Food was good, service was terrible. Server barely acknowledged us and we waited for about 15 minutes before we even ordered. The table next to us seemed to be getting all the attention.
  • Courtney C.
    Courtney CuellarJuly 21, 2010
    Go to the Broken Yolk.Skip the pancakes and get the Mom omelet. Read more
  • Kristin U.
    Kristin UhligOctober 6, 2010
    Nice staff and great eggs benny!
  • Bill C.
    Bill CareyJune 14, 2010
    Great Breakfast after marathon in Gaslight section nof San Diego Read more
  • Michael T.
    Michael TchouMay 18, 2015
    Breakfast burrito!
  • William P.
    William PowellApril 21, 2010
    Have the border check omlet before you leave. Awesome
  • Desiree D.
    Desiree DukeSeptember 7, 2011
    California Breakfast Burrito
  • Brent A.
    Brent AllenSeptember 17, 2013
    Border Beneficial!
  • Jack C.
    Jack CheneyAugust 1, 2011
    Quiche is sooooo good.
  • Missy C.
    Missy CosgraveMay 15, 2010
    Typically at least a 20 min wait but it moves fast.
  • Tyra H.
    Tyra HilliardJanuary 9, 2012
    Worst quiche I've ever had. All spinach, no egg. Stick to South of the Border options.
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy CorderFebruary 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Our breakfast sucked this time
  • Shamim I.
    Shamim ImaniAugust 21, 2010
    Wait in line for a great time!
  • David S.
    David SchererOctober 4, 2010
    Much better options throughout the Gaslamp District. Poor management and clearly cant handle the pre football crowds on Sun. Look elsewhere.
  • Lu D.
    Lu DoanNovember 12, 2009
    Breakfast barrito is awsome! Best I ever had.
  • Jenny V.
    Jenny VarnerJuly 22, 2011
    Found a plastic bread tie in the least the food was free? Blech.
  • Cammy L.
    Cammy LupinacciJuly 28, 2011
    Sloooooow service
  • Sei N.
    Sei NakaueJuly 17, 2010
    Avg food and the worst service of any SD restaurant! The guy working the front is so rude!
  • Russ F.
    Russ FanJuly 23, 2009
    have a pomegranate mimosa and stare at their big ass fan.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FallibleJuly 23, 2013
    Food is decent but expect terrible service.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WalkerJuly 3, 2010
    Headed to the Broken Yoke
  • Randy O.
    Randy OrmsonJune 23, 2011
    This place sucks!
  • Alma W.
    Alma Wuest3 weeks ago
    Los golden gate benedict estuvieron de lujo. Abundante y sabroso.
  • Adriana B.
    Muy buen servicio, vale la pena totalmente! Todo delicioso
  • KORAY A.
    KORAY ATAHANMay 5, 2015
    nutella creppes .....
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