Yolk, a Chicago Breakfast-Lunch Spot, Is the Next Restaurant to Brave One Arts Plaza

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

A few months after Proof + Pantry was announced as the replacement for The Greek, another new restaurant has announced a willingness to brave One Arts Plaza, this time in the former Cafe des Artistes spot. This restaurant, though, will take a tack different from its predecessors, which largely depended on pre- and post-dinner crowds. Not Yolk, the Chicago-based restaurant that's migrating south. It's a breakfast and lunch chain and will be open from 7 a.m. until early in the afternoon.

If you want a sneak peek, you might check out the restaurant's website. There are currently four locations operating in the Chicago area, and there's franchising information available, so there are likely more on the way, including the location slated for Dallas.

See also: The Restaurants of One Arts Plaza are Officially a Snooze

What to expect from the crisply painted blue, white and yellow interior? Breakfast wraps and sandwiches, a half-dozen variations on eggs Benedict, and waffles and French toast. Oh, and omelets, so pretty much everything you have associated with breakfast, ever.

Burgers take up some prominent real estate on the menu in the afternoon, along other sandwiches and salads, for what reads like a typical office cafeteria menu. With all the office workers I see brown-bagging around the plaza at lunch time, something tells me that Yolk could actually be a good fit for One Arts. We haven't said that in a while.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.