When an uneven distribution of mosh pits causes the Earth's axis to flip Antarctica-over-Alaska, breakfast will become the frumpy finale of the day instead of its roaring opener. Enjoy breakfast's treasured time slot while you still can with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of breakfast and lunch fare at Broken Yolk Café. This Groupon is valid at the Pacific Beach, Eastlake, La Costa, Gaslamp, or San Marcos locations.
Since 1979, Broken Yolk Café has been slinging savory, fresh, and egg-hugged fare in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. Each location boasts an abundant menu for morning and midday meal-seekers. Chefs honor breakfast classics such as the eggs benedict ($9.99) and monte cristo ($9.99) alongside south of the border mainstays such as piquant huevos rancheros ($9.29) and beefy machaca ($9.29).
More than 20 different types of four-egg omelettes form an edible cavalry (all $9.99) in the form of chorizo- and chile-stuffed Duncan Renaldo and the chili-smothered, mushroom-filled John Wayne, insulating a creative cadre of ingredients in a thick eggy cloak. The egg-white-based Tony G's Special, open-faced and overflowing with sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, water chestnuts, and more, caters to health-conscious diners and anyone who's ever wanted to consume the contents of their hydroponic gardens.
For diners craving less ovo-centric lunchtime fare, Broken Yolk Café serves eight different half-pound Angus burgers, such as the spicy chile-topped San Felipe burger ($9.19), alongside a bevy of hearty soups, sandwiches, and more. Patrons can dabble in variety by pairing a soup with a sandwich ($9.99) to finally achieve the harmonious marriage of liquid and bread usually only found by conducting mad-science hybrid experiments in the dark of night.
Zagat reviewers rate the food at the Chula Vista location of Broken Yolk Café as “very good,” Citysearchers give the Pacific Beach location a four-star average, and more than 40 Yelpers give the San Marcos location a three-star average:
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According to Zagat, the portions of breakfast plates at Broken Yolk Cafe can be "obscene"—although one could also consider them generous. Sometimes, these sizes are even considered a challenge. In 2010, Man Vs. Food's Adam Richman paid the restaurant a visit to tackle its infamous Iron Man Special: a 12-egg omelet, topped with chili and piled onto a 15-inch pizza pan.
Opened in 1979, Broken Yolk has spent decades fine-tuning its southwestern recipes—many enigmatically named for people such as "Betty" and "Tony G". Alongside steaming breakfast burritos and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the menu features nearly 20 omelets stuffed with fresh ingredients such as beef chorizo, avocado, and mushroom sauce. Shredded hash-browns are crafted from fresh potatoes, and the salsa is handmade each day. Until its official closing time at 3 p.m., Broken Yolk also serves sandwiches and half-pound Angus burgers. The local chain's six locations each feature their own private banquet room and secret underground passage to one of the other restaurants.