Monday, November 12, 2012

Local Yolk

The Local Yolk is a "beach cafĂ©" that serves breakfast and lunch in a casual diner-like atmosphere.  Located along Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach, simply walk in and seat yourself at any of the open booths or at the main bar area.  The staff is very friendly, so don't be shy!  Check out the white board for the fresh daily specials.  The menu consists of American and Mexican fare favorites and the portions are super generous.


Keith and I stopped in for breakfast before heading to the airport.  The servers were welcoming with big smiles and brought us drinks right away.  There were too many items on the menu that stood out to me.  To make things easy I picked the first thing listed, literally, which was Al's El Porto omelette with grilled ham, melted cheddar & jack cheese, mushrooms and green onions topped with fresh avocado slices.  The omelette was huge and served with hash browns and a homemade biscuit.  You could also choose between fruit, muffins, or toast.  The biscuit was piping hot, dense, and quite the indulgence.  I probably should have ordered fruit as opposed to the hash browns, but who doesn't love a starch overload!  It was the perfect large meal to keep me full for the long flight ahead.  Keith wanted one last Mexican dish before leaving Cali and opted for the Gordito Burrito filled with scrambled eggs, sausage, grilled onions, rice, refried beans and American cheese.  It was then smothered in rojo enchilada sauce, jack and cheddar cheese and topped with guacamole, sour cream, diced tomatoes, and green onions, served with a side of chips.  What a feast!

The service was fast and efficient; the price was affordable; and the food was made fresh with plenty to take home if necessary.  The Local Yolk is a great establishment to fill up on a hearty breakfast to start your day off right.

Total Rating: 4.15
Food: 4, Price: 5, Service: 4, Ambience: 3, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Al’s El Porto Omelette
grilled ham, melted cheddar & jack cheese, mushrooms and green onions.
finished with avocado.
served with hash browns and a biscuit.

Plus Keith ate:
Gordito Burrito
scrambled eggs, sausage, grilled onions, rice, refried beans and American cheese.
smothered in rojo enchilada sauce, jack and cheddar cheese.
topped with guacamole, sour cream, diced tomatoes, green onions and chips.
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