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 Our Story


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Broken Yolk Cafe is more than just a place to eat; it's a gathering spot for friends, families and communities. Our cafes are designed to be comfortable and inviting, providing a relaxed atmosphere where conversations flow, and memories are made. We're proud to be a part of your mornings, whether it's a causal weekday breakfast or a leisurely weekend brunch. 


The Original Broken Yolk Café started in 1979 in Pacific Beach, a local beach community in San Diego, California and has since become a Southern California favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

If you ask foodies why they love the Broken Yolk, they will most likely say, “Their signature benedicts and variety of menu options, mimosas (12 oz size!), homemade sauces, soups and baked goods and the most important SERVICE!  Broken Yolk is a full service restaurant that makes sure every guest has an egg-cellent experience!

A 2009 feature on The Travel Channel’s Man vs Food introduced the brand to millions of viewers outside of Southern California. Now the hometown favorite has grown to 36 locations nationwide and 10 more in development.

Life Begins After Breakfast at Broken Yolk Cafe.  

Spreading the Sunshine

At Broken Yolk Cafe, community support isn't just a commitment; it's our core value. We believe in going beyond business to uplift and empower our community. Through strategic partnerships, volunteer programs, and targeted investments, we contribute to the well-being and prosperity of those we serve. Because, to us, success is measured by the positive impact we make together.

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San Diego Blood Bank

Partners since 2020, we provide a free entree to anyone who donates during the month of November and December. Additionally, check out our mobile blood drives throughout the year. We have proudly saved 118,000 lives through 39,311 units donated. 

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Salute to Service

Hold annually on Veteran's Day, this event features guest speakers, military displays, and tributes to service members. The historic USS Midway hosts the event to express gratitude for the sacrifices made by those in the armed forces

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Susan G. Komen

In October, we wear pink! But our commitment to breast cancer awareness and education continues throughout the year with dine out nights where 25% of of profits are donated to local chapters. We also sponsor the More Than Pink Walk, which raises money for research, care, community support of advocacy. In 2023, we raised over $35,000 for the cause.

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Rady Children's Hospital

Step into the spirit of giving with our Rady's Toy Drive, a heartwarming intiative aimed at bringing joy to the young warriors. It's more than just a collection of toys, it's a community coming together to make a difference in the lives of these resilient kids. 

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

One of our newest community partners, Broken Yolk Cafe hosts blood drives throughout the Las Vegas metro area, but it's not just about that; it's a collective effort to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by blood cancers. 

Are you a morning person?

Joining our team isn't just about serving breakfast; it's about becoming a part of a vibrant organization that values passion, dedication, and a sunny disposition. At Broken Yolk, each day is a chance to create delightful experiences for our guests and creating memories. If you're hungry for a fulfilling career where you're not just an employee, but a crucial ingredient in our recipe for success, welcome to the Broken Yolk – where we break the mold and crack open possibilities.

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Ready for a taste of entrepreneurship? Join Broken Yolk Cafe's franchise family! We've got the recipe for success—proven, delicious, and served sunny side up. It's not just a business, it's a partnership for prosperity. Let's flip the breakfast game together! 🍳✨