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Eat a big brekky at Just Yolkin’

A cropped photo of French toast from Just Yolkin' in Champaign, Illinois. Photo by Alyssa Buckley.
Alyssa Buckley

The newest breakfast joint in Champaign is Just Yolkin’, which opened last month beside Jupiter’s at The Crossing. Just Yolkin’ serves breakfast dishes and lunch sandwiches plus coffee, juice, and adult beverages. My husband and I went for a weekend breakfast date, and here’s a look at what we ordered.

Alyssa Buckley

I had a drip coffee ($3.50), which came at a great sipping temperature accompanied by a cute little cream pitcher.

Alyssa Buckley

I ordered the ultimate brekky ($13.95), which came with two eggs, a choice of sausage or bacon, a choice of side, and two pancakes, plus a side of sweet hot mustard ($0.95) because I love a side sauce. The menu said that the eggs could be cooked any style, but when I tried to order poached eggs, our server said that wasn’t possible, so instead I ordered my eggs fried. The eggs were good, the bacon was thick and salty, and the hashbrowns had a nice crispiness.

Since it was less than a dollar to upgrade from the morning glory meal (two eggs, sausage or bacon, a side, and toast) to the ultimate brekky (same but with two pancakes instead of toast), we splurged the 95 cents, and I’m glad we did because the pancakes were yummy.

Alyssa Buckley

My husband ordered the belvedere ($14.95) off the lunch menu. The belvedere came quadruple tooth-picked with sliced turkey, ham, bacon, avocado, tomato, lettuce, cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo, and a fried egg on toasted white bread, plus a side. Dripping with runny yolk and chipotle mayo, the sandwich was tasty.

Alyssa Buckley

Just Yolkin’ is a breakfast place, but they also have cocktails on the menu, which in my opinion makes the difference between breakfast and brunch. My husband had the morning mule ($7), which he liked. I ordered the tequila sunrise ($7), which was great; the orange juice went well with all the breakfast bites. Both drinks were boozier than we expected, but I’m not complaining.

Alyssa Buckley

Lastly, we ordered French toast ($12.95). This French toast was made with croissant bread and had a rich, eggy taste with a delicious cinnamon warmth, and it was probably my favorite thing we had. Next time, I’m going straight for the French toast and bottomless coffee.

Peep the full menu here.

Just Yolkin’
2501 Village Green Place
M-F 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sa+Su 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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