Review- Café Yolk

I say review, but really this is just an informative blog post about one of my favourite spots for breakfast/brunch in Reading.

Located close to the University, they get the best of the footfall around the area during term time, but the holidays do not see this place isolated. Its is always busy, and that’s no surprise.

I was born in Reading and have lived here for most of my life, but this area has never been a ‘go-to’ place to eat for me, not even when I studied at the University. That is, until Café Yolk came along. Although, it’s a little on the small side, which can often make getting seated a bit of a pain, you can rest assured that if you do have to wait for a table, it will be well worth it, and you’ll be glad you stuck around.

They do a lunch menu too, although they close at 4pm, and their strengths really lie in their breakfast menu. The lunch dishes of sandwiches, toasties and burgers are tasty, but the breakfast is superb!

My husband always says he’ll get something different ‘next time’ and then ALWAYS ends up ordering the ‘Yolk Full English’. The menu bills this as ‘A Real Gut Buster’ and they’re not wrong. It comes with 2 fried eggs, 2 sausages, bacon, baked beans, flat mushroom, grilled tomato, herby potatos and toast! The eggs are always perfectly cooked to your liking, the herby potatos are crispy and well seasoned, light and fluffy inside, the toast is thick and the sausages and bacon are great quality. If you’re looking for a hearty full English in Reading, that isn’t greasy, this one is hard to beat.

I usually have the ‘simply eggs’ which are served your way, on toasted or a toasted bagel, with herby potatos, and I always get a side of baked beans.

The Omelettes are delicious too and also come with toast and herby potatos. I particularly like the ham hock and cheese one.

They do yummy Benedicts; the classic smoked ham, Florentine, Royale and a Californian which is avocado and tomato. The hollandaise sauce is dreamy.

If you’re partial to a sweet breakfast, their Belgian waffles, sweet and crunchy, thick French toast, and fluffy pancakes with various delicious sweet toppings are a must!

They have a great selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as freshly made smoothies and milkshakes. The hot chocolate is fab.

Food aside, the service is always friendly and warm, even when it’s busy and the queues are out of the door. It’s clear to see that the owners are passionate about the business and that satisfied customers are a priority for them.

In case I haven’t made it clear, I highly recommend this place, next time you fancy a great breakfast or brunch, head to Café Yolk.

44 Erleigh Road, Reading, Berkshire,


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