As you’ve likely heard by now, Yolk’s Food Truck recently opened their very own brick and mortar on the corner of Clark Drive and Hastings Street, taking over the old Brave Bull’s House of Steaks who have been out of business since the summer of 2012.
It’s really nice to see a new business open and add some life to this dead corner, because it definitely needed something to come in and revive the dying space. The restaurant has been given a little face-lift, but it’s still got some East Van charm to it, which we like. It’s clean and cute, and feels inviting when you enter. We’d honestly never set foot inside The Brave Bull — only peaked through it’s dusty dark windows — but Yolk’s seems to have done a fair job at overhauling what once was, well, a bit of a hole in the wall.
Wisely, Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary has stuck to their same food truck menu model, with the same reasonable price tags. We don’t know about you, but we’d much prefer to pay for a meal and be able to sit down inside during the winter months. We stopped in for brunch a few weeks ago with Sean and we made sure we all ordered something different.
Jeremy had the Chicken and Waffles ($11.75), Sean had the Breakfast Muffins (3 for $10.75) and Adrian had the Two Eggs, Double Everything served eggs benny style ($10.75).
This was Jeremy’s first time having Chicken & Waffles and he loved it.
The Belgium waffles were fluffy and soft, the chicken was breaded well, and it was nice and crispy. Jeremy said he could’ve used more gravy and Maple Syrup on the side, but other than that it was two thumbs up, and it was demolished with pleasure. Sean told us this is one of their best sellers and we see why!
Below is Sean’s dish, the Breakfast Muffins, which consist of three buttery brioche shells with various fillings. From left to right: Spinach Mushroom and Goat Cheese; Croque Madame – ham, béchamel sauce, gruyère cheese and a poached egg; Croque Monsieur – ham, béchamel sauce, gruyère cheese and a soft poached egg.
Sean had this to say about the dish: “The brioche used as the base of the muffins was nice and crisp on the outside with a tender inside. My favorite of them all was the Croque Madame with its perfectly poached egg and tangy rich hollandaise sauce.”
Adrian opted for the “Two Eggs, Double Everything” which consisted of two poached eggs, double smoked bacon, arugula, served open-faced on a toasted English muffin and topped with Yolk’s delicious hollandaise sauce. An eggs benny is always a taste bud pleaser, and while this one is fairly simple in composition, it does not disappoint in the least. This is a winner here, folks!
Especially when you get a yolk like this. #foodporn
As will happen with even the best of the best, there will be sometimes be the occasional miss. As you can see in the above photo the first egg was done perfectly, but the second egg not so much. Regardless, our breakfast was served fairly quickly, and made us all quite happy.
Yolk’s Restaurant & Commissary is a welcome addition to East Vancouver, and we’ll be eating here again soon.
They’re currently open Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, brunch and lunch. They don’t take reservations, and their liquor license is pending, but they do serve Matchstick Coffee ($2.25) to calm your jittery nerves.
XX – The Food Gays