Good Eats on Water Street

Local Yolk Company puts a fresh spin on breakfast and lunch, served up with a water view.

By Maria Allen

You know a restaurant is good when the other chefs in town are raving about it. Such was the case with The Local Yolk Company in Plymouth. Word spread fast after Gabby Dominguez opened up a quaint seaside eatery on Water Street and started dishing out mouthwatering crepes and flavorful frittatas. The restaurant quickly became known for its creative breakfast and lunch offerings and for its welcoming atmosphere.

local-yolk-1“Everything on the menu is made from scratch,” says Dominguez, who gets up early to bake muffins and other pastries and still manages to greet every customer with a smile. “We make our own mayo and dressings as well as specialty ingredients like lavender simple syrup and fresh almond milk. Dominguez worked closely with chef Kayla Gavoni to create the restaurant’s eclectic menu, which showcases fresh, high-quality ingredients and offers plenty of wholesome vegetarian and gluten-free options.

I stopped into The Local Yolk Company on a sunny summer afternoon and claimed a seat by the window before perusing the menu for interesting dishes to try. I settled on a blackberry bacon panini that contained homemade blackberry jam, thick-slices of bacon, Swiss cheese and sliced jalapenos. Hot off the grille, the rich, melted cheese oozed between the slices of bread and enrobing the peppers. Combined with the fruity flavor of the blackberry jam the sandwich provided the perfect balance of sweet heat.

My friend opted to go the breakfast route and ordered a southwestern frittata. Similar to a crust-less quiche, each thick slice of egg pie was filled with chopped Black Forest ham and cheddar cheese and topped with sliced avocado. Served with salsa and sour cream, the frittata was hearty and delivered a flavorful kick.

Some of the other signature breakfast items that have become big hits with customers include creme brulee oatmeal, ricotta pancakes and crispy fried eggs. This egg dish contains two soft-boiled eggs that are lightly breaded and fried and served with a side of vegetable hash and arugula salad. The eggs are served inside a miniature cast iron skillet (the skillet design is echoed on the restaurant’s logo and sign as well.).

Crepes are another popular item on the menu. Try the cinnamon bun crepe that comes stuffed with fresh whipped cream, cinnamon drizzle and dusted with cinnamon sugar. For a lighter option, guests can also enjoy yogurt parfaits layered with homemade granola, yogurt and berries.

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For lunch, there’s a variety of signature paninis, salads and sandwiches. The Mayflower Panini, for example, is a hometown favorite made with sliced turkey, homemade cranberry chutney, grilled mashed potatoes and gravy. The restaurant also offers a convenient grab-and-go section with flavorful deli sandwiches and salads for people on the run.

The Local Yolk Company is located across the street from East Bay Grille and close to the many town happenings along the waterfront. Guests can stop in to grab a breakfast sandwich and a coffee and relax at one of the cute cafe tables on the deck where you can see straight across to the deep blue ocean beyond.

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Local Yolk Company
186 Water Street
Plymouth
508-747 4141
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