“What’s so great about dinner?” This is a question I’ve asked myself time and time again. The foods I enjoy most arrive before 3 p.m. — perfectly poached eggs, strips of crunchy bacon and layer upon layer of thin-sliced turkey and pastrami. These are the foods I dream about at night and want to bite into right when I wake up.
For several years, my friend and business partner, Mathew DeMott, and I struggled to find a restaurant that served quality and consistent breakfast and lunch food options in an atmosphere that didn’t put us right back to sleep. After many pancakes and plenty of research, we realized there was a gap in the marketplace that we wanted to fill. In 2010, we opened the first location of The Toasted Yolk in Conroe, 40 miles north of Houston, with the goal of creating a full-service breakfast and lunch destination that was better than anything else people had experienced.
Fast-forward to today, and The Toasted Yolk has now expanded to ten locations in just under a decade. Focusing solely on daytime service, we strive to provide diners with chef-inspired breakfast and lunch menus full of fresh, mouth-watering takes on favorite foods and signature drinks. We take pride in sourcing top-notch ingredients and buying locally at every opportunity to deliver farm-to-table fresh dishes. We truly believe our unwavering commitment to service and high-quality food has allowed us to grow and stay consistent. We’ve never been willing to compromise on the quality of our ingredients, which is why we’re able to provide a unique breakfast and lunch experience that you can’t find anywhere else.
Each restaurant offers a full menu and full bar, with boozy brunch cocktails, served in a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere. At the heart of each experience is the innovation of familiar American favorites, remixed and remastered for cultured and contemporary tastes. Every dish is carefully made from scratch, including sauces, dressings and soups of the day.
Some of our most popular breakfast options include an array of egg specialties, such as the West Coast Arnold, with two English muffin halves topped with Cajun turkey, bacon, tomato, guacamole and two poached eggs topped with Cholula ranch, and our signature dish, The Toasted Yolk, with two slices of sourdough bread grilled with an egg in the middle of each, cooked to order and served with your choice of bacon, sausage or turkey sausage. Sweets such as our “churro style” donuts are served with a warm caramel dipping sauce, and our seasonal maple-glazed and bacon-topped donuts are available as well to satisfy any diner’s cravings.
While breakfast is viewed as the most important meal of the day, lunch is definitely not an after-thought at The Toasted Yolk. Diners can start with an appetizer like our Junkyard fries, covered in homemade chili, queso and jalapeños. Our classic sandwiches like the California Club piled high with Cajun turkey, layered with thick-cut bacon, sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard and Swiss cheese, or the Reuben, made with thinly-sliced pastrami, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing and Swiss cheese, are all served with a unique twist.
If you’re in need of something a little lighter but still filling, our salads do not disappoint. Our popular Strawberry Field Salad is made with mixed greens, grilled chicken, strawberries, feta, candied pecans and served with a blackberry vinaigrette.
Whether you prefer to sip on juices, coffee confections or something a little stronger, we pour up delicious refreshments that complement any dish. Our specialty cocktail menu is crafted to pair well with our breakfast and lunch menu. The Morning Mule, our take on a classic Moscow mule, comes with a splash of orange juice, and is the perfect drink to accompany your meal, whether it’s 10 a.m. or 3 p.m.
We realize we are not alone in sharing The Toasted Yolk philosophy. The appreciation for great food in a lively atmosphere is spreading fast, and we invite you to “Get Toasted” with us in the morning for breakfast, brunch or late lunch. Over the past ten years, we have opened ten locations throughout the Greater Houston area, with franchise opportunities on the horizon. We are looking forward to expanding our eatery and bringing our unique offerings to new communities across Texas. With our growth, we are determined to continue delivering and providing our customers with the highest level of satisfaction — that’s what The Toasted Yolk is all about.