Additional Info


Sunday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Restaurant details

Cuisine Breakfast, Sandwiches
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu Yes
Occasional live music No
Payment options Accepts credit cards

Restaurant Menu


92101urbanliving July 23, 2009 @ 6:06 p.m.

It is finally here - the famous Broken Yolk Cafe that everyone has been talking about for months! Please help us welcome this superb breakfast and lunch place to the neighborhood. Patrons who have long been fans of the Broken Yolk Cafe in other locations say “It’s like having a good home cooked meal that your mother prepared.”

Mr. Salvador Lombroso, owner of the Downtown San Diego and the East Lake location, is looking forward to welcoming everyone to taste something extraordinary. Stop by at 355 6th Avenue between K St. and J St. - just one block away from Petco Park.

92101 Urban Living visited the Cafe yesterday and was invited to sit down and enjoy a meal by Mr. Salvador Lombroso and Mr. John G - founder/owner of the Pacific Beach location. This breakfast place in Downtown San Diego has it all. We tried a new item on the menu - the Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Panini - with grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted green pepper, sprouts and goat cheese served on crispy foccacia bread with pesto mayo. You can’t go wrong with that!

The Broken Yolk Cafe has been in business since 1979. The Cafe offers a large selection of home cooked meals in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The Downtown Cafe has a loft like feeling with high ceilings, exposed elements and an oversized industrial ceiling fan. There are over 20 different omelets to choose from such as the Ham-It-Up, John Wayne, California, 27 Mile South, Cisco Kid and The Mom, a San Diego favorite. The Broken Yolk also offers a wide variety of other breakfast favorites which include pancakes, waffles and French toast. To see their full menu please click here.

Feel more like lunch? Try one of their juicy ½ pound burgers, their large sandwiches or one of their fresh soups and salads of generous portions. Without question, The Broken Yolk Cafe has a strong dedication to good food and equally good service.

Lucky Downtown San Diego Condo and Loft owners at Pacific Terrace, The Legend, Trellis, Gaslamp City Square, Alta and Crown Bay can now step outside their door to stroll over to the best voted breakfast cafe by the San Diego Reader. The Broken Yolk even offers free delivery to residences in the immediate vicinity.

Stop by for a great experience! If you need more information please visit The Broken Yolk Cafe or call them at 619-338-9655.


sdbrucer Aug. 24, 2009 @ 9:56 a.m.

Avoid this place. Mediocre food and the service was the worst that I have had in a long time. There are several breakfast spots downtown that are a lot better, Richard Walkers; The Mission; to name a few.


Ken Harrison Sept. 9, 2009 @ 3:04 p.m.

Having eaten at other the PB Broken Yoke, this restaurant was what I expected. I thought food & service was good, and if you like the urban ambiance - great location. I had the Biscuits and Gravy, one of their specialties (if it's named after someone, isn't it a "speciality? Was named Aunt Betty's Biscuits and Gravy, or something like that) Thought was very shy on the gravy, not enough to cover the biscuit, let alone use for each bite of the thick biscuit. The prices weren't out of line, with juice or coffee, around $11 per person. We were upstairs in the loft. Fun room but poorly designed for a busy morning. The noise was unacceptable. It was impossible to talk to the person across the table from you. I'm sure the owners invested big bucks in this remodel, they should have put some toward acoustic design. This is not the old coffee shop remodel like it was in PB.
I would be willing to try the new La Costa location.


abbeyrd Nov. 13, 2009 @ 10:40 p.m.

I have eaten at the PB location and always enjoyed the food. However, have not eaten there in years because the prices went up considerably.

My girlfriend and I each had a coupon for free strawberry waffles. Actually, I really don't like waffles at all, but because it was free I ordered. First of all we were both surprised that there was only 1 waffle on our plates, however, it seemed larger than average. I am very happy to say that it was the best waffle that I ever tasted. However, I would not pay the regular price of $8.

Just like PB, this location was busy (Friday morning) and it did take some time for a waiter to take our orders. In fact I had to ask a busser to find our waiter. Turns out he was very near us and it looked like he was having a conversation rather than being busy. During the course of our meal, several people did come by to ask how the meal was and if we needed anything.


nzepeda July 26, 2010 @ 10:13 a.m.

Breakfast Lover! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and my most desired meal to cook. I won a gift card from the Reader a few weeks ago and with that was able to go The Broken Yolk for the first time last Sunday. It was AWESOME! Atmosphere, service and food were AMAZING... I recommend The Broken Yolk Cafe to people of all ages. Go and Enjoy :-)


ashleyg231 July 27, 2010 @ 12:08 p.m.

Whenever I'm headed down to work at Petco Park, I always see the HUGE lines out the door waiting for the Downtown location on weekend mornings. I'm a big breakfast fan and would love to try!


rbr33zy July 27, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m.

I've never been to the Broken Yolk Café before, but i'd love to try it!


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