Best of: Early morning eats

Broken Yolk Cafe is located on Southwest Third St. and is open everyday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Avalon Kelly, News Contributor

Broken Yolk Cafe

If you’re driving through Third Street in downtown Corvallis on any given weekend morning, you’re likely to find a crowd of people waiting outside a small storefront. That storefront, for eight hours a day, is home to one of the most popular breakfast spots in town: the Broken Yolk Cafe. 

Owners Brooke and Brandon Dale opened Broken Yolk’s doors during March of 2007 and have been serving the Corvallis community ever since. The restaurant focuses primarily on breakfast, but does serve lunch on weekdays. Dishes vary in influence from American to Spanish to Asian, all with a

made-from-scratch twist.

Another member of the team who’s been on board since the restaurant’s inception is Jessica Gordon, the manager and a server on the floor.

“Broken Yolk, to me, is a funky little breakfast joint,” Gordon said. “I mean, we’ve got a little bit of everything for everyone, I like to think. There’s something, I think, for every palate.”

If you’re looking for some suggestions on what to order, the hobo hash is the most popular dish, according to Gordon. This dish is a favorite of Oregon State alum and NFL quarterback Sean Mannion, as well. Other popular menu items include the eggs Benedict and the Cajun skillet, Gordon added.

“I feel like after a decade now, I would like to think that we are a staple of Corvallis,” Gordon said. “The owners are amazing; Brooke and Brandon, they do a lot for the community. They sponsor a lot of sports teams, we help out with pancake feeds and we just love being here for the people. You’ve gotta have fun at what you do to keep it going and to like to come to that job everyday.”

The Broken Yolk Cafe is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., and you can find them at 119 Southwest Third St. in downtown Corvallis.

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