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Broken Yolk
Nothing needs fixing
BY MICAH BELLIEU
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When I walk into Broken Yolk near Davis Square, Iím transported home to Oklahoma City. Itís a Plains-state diner if ever Iíve seen one, complete with a sunny décor of roosters and fake flowers emerging from hand-painted watering cans. The Bible Belt vibe continues: Andrea, the cashier, treats each customer as if he or she were an old friend, and any size cup of coffee gets you a free homemade muffin, or a bagel and cream cheese.

The raisin-bread French toast ($4.95; $2.95/half order) called to me, its slices edged with fried egg and topped with a healthy sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. The syrup came in a Nalgene-size container and took two hands to pour. Indeed, these were some of the largest servings Iíve ever seen. My bacon-and-Swiss-cheese omelet ($5.95) hung lazily off the plate, and came with buttered toast and hash browns made with pepper-flecked new potatoes. The Gobbler wrap ($5.95) contained thick deli slices of turkey, along with stuffing, cranberry sauce, lettuce, and tomato. The Broken Yolk Breakfast Club ($4.95) incorporated three pieces of toast with egg, cheese, and bacon tucked between each slice.

Whether you take the breakfast or lunch route, Broken Yolk will keep you satisfied; in fact, dinner might be ready before youíre even done with the leftovers.

Broken Yolk, located at 136 College Avenue, in Somerville, is open Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 11 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, until 2 pm. Call 617.628.6621.


Issue Date: October 7 - 13, 2005
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