My kids love breakfast, plain and simple. They can eat it for lunch and dinner as well. They would eat it in a house, maybe not with a mouse, here or there and anywhere. Well, maybe not green eggs and ham, but you get the idea. So I ended up delaying my visit to Yolks food truck until I could include the them. On a warm and sunny spring day, we headed into Downtown for some egg action. Being the popular food cart that it is, the lineup went slowly, but they were doing the best they could. That gave me plenty of time to think about my order. In the end, I couldn't help myself and got one of almost everything.
The kiddies shared the Double-Smoked Bacon ($6.95) with one poached egg, aged white cheddar and arugula on a toasted English muffin. As evidenced in the picture, the muffin was toasted crunchy with an appealing char. The bacon was crispy while the egg was somewhat runny. They loved the sandwich and dusted off their halves quickly. But that was only an appetizer of sorts as my son quickly moved onto the Buttermilk Pancakes ($6.95) served with whipped cream and syrup. These mini-pancakes were super fluffy while still displaying a nice colour. We liked how the syrup and whipped cream were served on the side.
In addition to her half of the sandwich, my daughter practically ate a whole skewer of Lemon-Truffle Hashbrowns ($2.75). We were literally fighting with her over these. The smell of truffle oil was intoxicating while the considerable lemon hit really packed a wallop of flavour in every bite. It also didn't hurt that they were fried beautifully crisp either. Viv ended up with the Portobello Mushroom ($6.95) with one egg and Hollandaise on an English Muffin. The Hollandaise was rich and creamy, however, Viv thought it could've used a touch more lemon. Otherwise, the sandwich exhibited the same great qualities as the other one.
Last and surely not least, I had the Chicken & Waffles ($8.95) which was fantastic. Sandwiched in between 2 fluffy waffles were crunchy fried boneless chicken pieces (both dark and white meat). There was just enough syrup to add sweetness without being overwhelming. We thought the gravy could've been more rich and impactful though. Now, it is pretty obvious that we liked the food at Yolks. But the best gauge is from the kiddies, as they finished their food in record time while praising the food as they ate. Awesome.
- As simple as breakfast can be, they made it interesting and good
- Friendly people
- Good flavours
- A little pricey, but worth it IMO
- Limited operating times in Downtown