the original broken yolk cafe / pacific beach – san diego, ca

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  1. Wow sounds like a great place. I am not that big of a fan of diners, but this sounds like a cozy place with a familiar feel and good food. I bet they have a lot of regulars that they know by name that have been coming in for decades and never leave unhappy. Like Cheers. My kind of place! Love it when they spice up the menu from time to time but you always know that you are not likely to be disappointed, and you just can’t wait to dig in.

    • David says:

      Hi Miss Kim!

      It’s a pretty nice place. I wouldn’t say that it has the quality or charm of an old East Coast “mom and pop” diner, but it’s certainly better than any other breakfast chain that I’ve visited.

      They have a huge variety of dishes, too, so even if you’re not a fan of typical diner food, there’s a lot to choose from.

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂

    • David says:

      Also, I love the Cheers reference, haha! 🙂

  2. Kimberlee says:

    For some reason, 12 eggs just doesn’t seem like a huge challenge to eat in 1 sitting. Maybe that’s why there are so many names on their display of achievement. Whenever I think of a challenge, I think 72 ounce steaks, etc.
    Now you’ve got me thinking, I just might have eyes bigger than my stomach (as usual).
    The chilaquiles looks like it’s right up my culinary alley.

    • David says:

      Hi Kim!

      Unfortunately I didn’t see anyone take the challenge while I was there, so I couldn’t see how big it was in real life. I think the omelette might be possible, but the chili, homefries and biscuits sound crazy. Those toppings would put it over the top for me, I think. I’d love to see someone attempt it!

      The chilaquiles were pretty good. Just be sure to get some chicken or eggs with it. 🙂

      Thanks for commenting!

  3. Lynn says:

    i know you’ve written articles several times in the past but this ‘monday’ thing seems kinda new… or is it? o_O

    i don’t do food challenges, but now that i think about it, maybe i *kinda* do something similar at tasting events (all in the name of thorough blog coverage though). anyway, i feel like i’d probably like the tiki toast based on your descriptions. usually i’d do eggs benedict but not with Sriracha on it! i didn’t care so much for the food during my last visit to BYC but on the plus side, this chain usually has coupons to save some $ !

    • David says:

      Hi Lynn!

      Haha, yes, the Minion Monday thing is sort of new and we’re trying to make it more consistent. Stay tuned… 🙂

      I did one food challenge and it was enough for life. I succeeded at the XXX Challenge at Fatburger one time, but it was not pretty! Scratch that one off the bucket list.

      The tiki toast was pretty good. I’d give that a shot next time as I think that it’s a relatively new addition. It won’t blow your mind, I don’t think, but Broken Yolk is still way better than any other chain I’ve visited here in SD.

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  4. Cathy says:

    This is a good place for a nice simple breakfast. We usually are there for the 6-8 a.m. specials and those are filling enough…then we can drive to the water (and find a parking spot) for a nice walk. Nice photos; we hardly ever see people ordering off the regular menu when there so early….tempting.

    • David says:

      Hi Cathy!

      You’re totally right! It’s a great location if you get there early enough. Otherwise, you have to fight the beach traffic.

      I saw those earlybird specials and they were pretty tempting. I’ll probably try one of those next time. The basic breakfasts looked pretty good.

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  5. Faye says:

    Oh man I was JUST at this location maybe 3 weeks ago! I was craving country fried steak/gravy/eggs so friend suggested meeting here. Unfortunately, the CFS wasn’t very good. It’s a fun location but I still prefer Original Pancake House for breakfast. I don’t eat Mexican breakfast all that often but when I do a breakfast burrito always seems to hit the spot.

    Funny b/c I usually omit the tomato from a benedict dish as well. Where’s your fave spot here in SD for hollandaise sauce?

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