Exploring Local: Bro’kin Yolk

Sometimes the simple things in life are the ones that leave the most lasting impressions on you. The same could be said for food. Bro’kin Yolk is an excellent example of this.

They opened their doors in 2015 with a location up in Symons valley but their farm to table inspired menu has allowed them to open two more locations here in Calgary and another location up in Edmonton.

The restaurant was founded by two brothers, Jeff and Gil Carlos. And together they’ve worked to not only create a bright, open, and welcoming space for families and friends alike to gather over a good meal. But a space that gives back to it’s community and helps support local charities (Mealshare and Kidsport) and producers alike with it’s farm to table platform. So the food is not only good, but the proceeds are fed right back into our local community in and around Calgary. That’s something that I think we can all feel good about.

You can also get groceries and dishes made in house to take home if you’re not able to snag a seat at a table when you hit them up for your Sunday brunch plans.

The menu keeps things simple as well with all sorts of breakfast style offerings. From various eggs benedict options, to breakfast poutine bowls, to sandwiches to classic breakfasts of all sorts.

If you’re ever wondering what I order at brunch spots, eggs benedict is the most likely answer. However, I’m trying to broaden my horizons so I went with something simply called the farmers breakfast. 3 eggs, house cured bacon, duck fat hash, toast, and chicken and apple sausage.

Farmers Breakfast

Now, I will say, if you haven’t had potatoes in any form that are fried in duck fat… You really haven’t lived. This is a menu item that I will always get. Every time. The duck fat is such a nice addition to potatoes and you really don’t need to add much to them at all to get a deep, rich flavour. The ones here at Bro’kin Yolk, are no different. The house cured bacon as well, is some of the best bacon that I’ve had in a very long time. The eggs were perfectly poached and the rest of the food was delicious as well.

If you’re looking for a casual, welcoming, delicious, and socially conscious place to get your breakfast or brunch on, this is your place.

You can find them in Symons Valley, Signal Hill and Mahogany. If you’re looking for addresses or more information about the charities they support, you can find their website here.

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