WE didn’t need a menu when we arrived at 8 Yolks Cafe in Success.
During an early morning scroll through 8 Yolks’ Instagram feed I settled on the sweet and savoury French toast with fried chicken ($22.50) while my wife Kylie decided on the smoked salmon croquettes ($23) for herself and the banana and Nutella pancakes ($17.50) for the kids.
Ravenous and well-prepared, we promptly placed our orders.
Word is out that 8 Yolks Cafe is dishing up some of the best all-day breakfasts in town and it was pleasing to see a local cafe so busy.
Every table of the compact, ultra-modern space was filled with families, friends, young couples and solo diners enjoying their own company at the communal table. Even fur babies pranced about the alfresco area.
I’ll remember the French toast for a long time and I’ll be returning for it again soon.
The dish has evolved over the last year. Once served simply with a side of kimchi and micro herbs, the fluffy French toast and crunchy buttermilk fried chicken is now topped with a liberal heap of dukkah.
A mixture of toasted seeds like coriander, fennel and cumin reminded me of a savoury popping candy bursting in the mouth with every bite. Creamy hazelnuts joined the party and added an earthiness to the sweet yet brawny dish.
The moist fried chicken thigh was crunchy and full of herby flavour.
On 8 Yolks’ menu you’ll find smoked salmon croquettes – but that’s a bit misleading.
We were expecting croquettes packed with creamy potato and smoked salmon, but what’s actually served is potato croquettes on their own topped with smoked salmon on the side.
Our disappointment quickly subsided once we started digging in – it’s phenomenal.
Included is fried capers, a Japanese fish roe hollandaise and a perfectly poached egg which burst with runny, golden yolk. Fun.
Ollie and Chloe’s eyes lit up when their Nutella pancakes hit the table.
There was more than enough airy pancakes, fried bacon, ice cream, banana and chocolate spread for both kids to share. Once they started bouncing around the booth we wished they’d eaten less, but it was gone in a flash.
Recently I was banging on about Success becoming a dining hotspot with Io e Te and 3230 Smoke & Grill leading the revolution. 8 Yolks Cafe only backs up my claim.
By MATTHEW EELES
8 Yolks Cafe
660 Beeliar Drive, Success
Phone 6188 8178