1120 S Michigan Ave (at E 11th St), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Open until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

YOLK, created by founder Taki Kastanis in 2006, has evolved into Chicago's #1 breakfast hot spot. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @EatYolk #EatYolk


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  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • brunch food
  • pancakes
  • crêpes
  • eggs
  • good service
  • Irish Benedict
  • OJ
  • family-friendly
  • smoked salmon
  • great value
  • potatoes
  • frittatas
  • fresh fruit juice
  • vegetarian food
  • corned beef hash
  • champagne
  • skillets
  • chorizo
  • Joshua K.

    Go to Yolk on South Michigan Ave. for a great weekend breakfast, but get there early, or risk waiting in line.

    Joshua Karp · August 30, 2009
  • Roosevelt Collection

    Our two recommendations: try the french toast and order the strawberry-orange juice. (Bring champagne if you want!)

    Roosevelt Collection · October 14, 2011
  • Beth M.

    Huge menu of delicious breakfasts. Go early to get a seat without a wait. Quick service. Light and airy atmosphere.

    Beth Moon · March 21, 2009
  • Jen K.

    Bring champagne! Yolk's strawberry-orange juice is fresh and tastes INCREDIBLE with champagne! And, order a cinnamon roll as an appetizer as you wait for your food.

    Jen Knoedl · December 15, 2009
  • Maegs

    Get the red potatoes!

    Maegs · September 12, 2010
  • @nicoleyeary

    One of my favorite spots for brunch ~ Want something light? Strawberries & Crepes, no powdered sugar Want something Sweet & Savory? Banana Bread French Toast - Enjoy!

    @nicoleyeary · July 17, 2010
  • Ken Q.

    When in the Loop on a weekend morning, be sure to check out Yolk. They have great fresh juice combinations that are tasty. And a wide range of creative breakfast options. Go soon!

    Ken Quandt · December 5, 2009
  • Kirstie A.

    This place is filled with cub fans wearing fanny packs.

    Kirstie Allen · July 6, 2012
  • Cherai L.

    Be patient on Saturdays between 9:30 am - 1:00 pm. Peak times!

    Cherai Lewis · November 14, 2011
  • Lianne F.

    Strawberry OJ - AMAZING

    Lianne Farbes · October 18, 2010
  • Sabrina M.

    Best breakfast in the South Loop! Order the "meat and two eggs" for the best bang for your buck.

    Sabrina M · July 18, 2010
  • Toby P.

    Ask for no cheese of you don't want cheese

    Toby Pechner · November 14, 2012
  • Its Yo Boi B.

    Danny!! Fantastic server!!!! Best Breakfast in Chicago!!!! Come hungry leave full!!! DATS PERFECTION IN MY BOOK!! YOLK!!!!

    Its Yo Boi Big Dave · November 3, 2012
  • Joseph M.

    This place is Egg-celent. No yolk!

    Joseph Manning · October 29, 2011
  • Jennifer S.

    Try the french toast. It is great. Also, the skillet potatoes are great.

    Jennifer Scott · April 15, 2011
  • Josh.O

    The Red Velvet French Toast is ridiculous. Even if you aren't diabetic, have insulin handy!

    Josh.O · September 8, 2012
  • Ben W.

    Try the South of the Border Benny. Spicy, savory, & satisfying. Super-mega-delicious.

    Ben Wildeboer · April 9, 2012
  • Andra M.

    Eggs Benedict are great but ask for the fruit on the side. They also give you coffee to go 👍😁

    Andra M · May 11, 2014
  • saana K.

    No gloves no nets no nothing.

    saana K · May 16, 2013
  • Chloe C.

    Get the potato pancakes!!! The California omelette is great too if you're an avocado lover. DELICIOUS FOOD. Wash it all down with a strawberry orange juice.

    Chloe Cole 👑 · January 9, 2013
  • Patty R.

    Irish Benedict FTW!!!!

    Patty Rathbun · December 7, 2012
  • Mourad A.

    Smoked Salmon scramblers, yummie

    Mourad Askar · October 29, 2012
  • Amanda C.

    If you are a guest of the Blackstone Renaissance swing by the Navigator desk and get a business card for priority seating!

    Amanda Cooper · March 21, 2012
  • Giselle G.

    Be prepared to wait 30-45 minutes for a table on the weekends. Try the Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. Yum!

    Giselle Gonzalez · November 7, 2011
  • Ashlee Y.

    Literally the best fresh squeezed juice I've ever tasted! Try the grapefruit !

    Ashlee Y · October 15, 2011
  • Nicole N.

    Try the tour de france toast for unbelievable mouthwatering succulent tastes of French toast

    Nicole Norton · June 20, 2011
  • Cigarette P.

    The French toast was great i also had the scrambler with fruit on the side

    Cigarette Paper$ · November 1, 2014
  • Feisty L.

    I Love This Place

    Feisty La'Kita · March 24, 2014
  • Ricel A.

    Come early or past noon. Wait times can be annoying. Salmon scrambler is good with biscuits. Corn beef hash with pancakes also an amazing choice. Friendly staff and fast service.

    Ricel Almadovar · November 29, 2013
  • Odie

    California omelette... you will want a room alone with it. Just TOO perfect for avocado lovers.

    Odie · August 25, 2013
  • Robert S.

    Always busy. Great food. Often a wait, grab a counter seat to beat the wait.

    Robert Szabo · July 24, 2013
  • Cate C.

    As soon as you're seated, they have a hot pot of coffee ready for you. BEWARE it's $2.49 for a bottomless cup and it's poured before you know that

    Cate Crandell · July 3, 2013
  • Brad P.

    Great place to eat. They will even make you a brunch that isn't listed on the menu. I ordered grilled chicken with eggs and potatoes. It was my favorite meal in Chicago.

    Brad Perry · May 5, 2013
  • Linda G.

    Pancakes melt in your mouth

    Linda Garland · April 23, 2013
  • Margot S.

    The coffee was hot, as was the food. The fruit and nut pancakes are incredible. Really great!

    Margot Schwamb · April 12, 2013
  • Jozlynn R.

    Yolk knows how to do breakfast.

    Jozlynn Rush · August 8, 2012
  • Diamond-Chase

    Great service from waiter. Come on a Monday between noon and 2 for a small crowd.

    Diamond-Chase · July 23, 2012
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    Jess Dennis · July 1, 2012
  • brandy L.

    Get here early b/c this place alwys has a wait

    brandy LaVelle · August 20, 2011
  • Aaron S.

    You're going to wait for 30-45 minutes anywhere you go out on a Saturday morning. Yolk has decent food (leans heavy on sweet vs. savory), but what this location has is a nice shaded plaza area in fron Read more

    Aaron Silvers · August 8, 2011
  • lexi h.

    Besides the frozen blackberries I was served, the mediocre service, and being rushed by the manager to leave before 3... Food was pretty good. Just pretty good.

    lexi hoffman · May 21, 2011
  • Chris H.

    If you live at 1130 S. Michigan show your FOB for 10% off!

    Chris Hemzacek · August 21, 2010
  • Bethany G.

    The BEST breakfast in Chicago. A little out of the way (S. Michigan) and a HUGE line on weekends, but oh so worth it! Make sure to get OJ and if you have a sweet tooth, crepes!

    Bethany Grabher · June 28, 2010
  • Chris W.

    9-10 on a Saturday morning, and the place is calm. We got right in and seated.

    Chris Wardzala · February 27, 2010
  • John B.

    Place is very popular. Come early.

    John Broccardo · 2 weeks ago
  • Stephani P.

    Good service. Omelettes are mushy and salsa is soupy.

    Stephani Pouder · November 15, 2014
  • Edith K.

    Cappuccino is excellent! Cheese blitzes and hey ricky omelet are very flavorful! The strawberry orange juice is very good!

    Edith Kuklish · November 12, 2014
  • Eric B.

    Corn beef has with eggs were fantastic!!

    Eric Berkow · October 23, 2014
  • Jorge G.

    Desayunos muy bastos, se come bien, si eres de buen diente aquí quedarás satisfecho.

    Jorge G. · September 27, 2011
  • Valeria F.

    Two eggs and meat. Overmedium para que la yema esté liquida. Pídanlo con fruta y pan tostado para llenar súper bien y balanceado. El café con una cremita de vainilla que ponen en la mesa. Buenazo!

    Valeria Flores · November 18, 2014

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