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San Diego’s Broken Yolk Cafe Is Back on Track for a Downtown Expansion

And an expansion to the southwest might in the works

A table full of sweet and savory dishes on the menu at the Broken Yolk Cafe.
Broken Yolk Cafe
Broken Yolk Cafe/Instagram

Two years since entrepreneur and developer J Dapper purchased downtown's former Nevada Savings and Loan Association Building, San Diego’s Broken Yolk Cafe filed new paperwork to bring its famed breakfast and lunch menu to a ground-floor space.

Located at 201 Las Vegas Boulevard S. and previously announced to feature a rooftop dining concept from FukuBurger’s Colin Fukunaga and Graffiti Bao’s Marc Marrone, the Broken Yolk Cafe began the city’s architectural review process earlier this month.

Original leasing documents allocated a 4,210-square-foot area for the restaurant, plus a 1,268-square-foot patio that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard around the corner onto Carson Avenue. Those early plans also made space for Olivier Brouillet’s French-inspired Baguette Cafe to expand from its southwest base and move into 1,667-square-foot venue on the Carson Avenue side of the building.

A revised debut date for any of the four-story building’s tenants has not been announced.

Rendering showing the Broken Yolk Cafe planned for the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Richmar Avenue.
Rendering of Dapper Companies venture at Rainbow Boulevard and Richmar Avenue
Dapper Companies/Official Site

A tourist hot spot in San Diego's Gaslamp District since 1979 and now grown to more than two dozen locations, the Broken Yolk Cafe immediately became a busy hit at the Town Square retail center when it expanded to Las Vegas last year.

The restaurant that serves generous portions of American diner classics and breakfast favorites is currently being promoted as the dining anchor for another Dapper Companies venture, destined for the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Richmar Avenue in Enterprise.

Renderings reveal the Broken Yolk is imagined for a very prominent corner property, joining a potential second local outpost of the Aware Coffee & Tea Lounge, a possible third Las Vegas home of Napoli Pizzeria, and perhaps the first Nevada restaurant for California chain Plant Power and its 100 percent plant-based menu, if the latter three sign leases.

Yet to be built, an estimated timetable for completion has been been released.

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Town Square

6605 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 269-5000 Visit Website

Graffiti Bao

7355 South Buffalo Drive, , NV 89113 (702) 323-6033 Visit Website

Las Vegas

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Baguette Cafe

8359 W Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113 (702) 269-4781 Visit Website

The Broken Yolk Cafe

6805 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 125, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702) 617-9655 Visit Website


3439 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 262-6995

Aware Coffee & Tea Lounge

5590 Painted Mirage Road, , NV 89149 (702) 538-8876