Yum! is another venue that I’d already been multiple times but wanted to officially enjoy it on the Great Minnesota Breakfast Tour. First, let’s briefly talk about the fact that you don’t even need to go to Yum! to know that they’re lively, fun, and well, exclamatory. Yum! just does something that Yum cannot.
This morning started out early, as we had to quickly eat up our Yum! breakfasts before heading over to the Golden Valley Humane Society to adopt my new puppy (his name is Webster and I provided a photo at the end of this post for your enjoyment). Yum! was just a hop, skip, and a jump from the human society and we headed there to fuel up before bringing home my furry baby.
We walked into Yum!, which is housed in a super sweet building that somehow makes you feel like you’re entering a lodge, but when you step in, you’re overwhelmed by its sleek, modern ambience. The bold red and warm sky blue of the trendy logo welcome you into an open, hard wood floored, seat-yourself dining area. We strode straight ahead to their ordering counter, which also gave you a glimpse into their baking area and coffee drink-making station. The equipment was all stainless steel, very sleek, very Yum!.
As we eyed the menu (which, for non bakery item breakfasts, only offers 7 main dish choices), the sweets in the bakery case (caramel pull aparts, cupcakes with fluffy frosting, fresh muffins, full coconut cakes) were nothing less than tempting, but alas, we were there for a full breakfast so we ordered caramel lattes, an oatmeal brulee for me ($4.95) and a unique breakfast sandwich for my dining friend ($7.95). We grabbed our number and seated ourselves at a small table by the window, gazing at the sun beaming in.
We received our caramel lattes in a timely manner (and in insulated glass mugs – so chic), but waited unnecessarily long for our food to arrive, considering there were few other guests in the restaurant. I will say, however, that my oatmeal was worth the wait. I’ll admit that I’ve had it before (in fact, it was my birthday breakfast meal this year), but this time it was better than ever. The oatmeal is actually made of oats and wheat berries, which is slow cooked to perfection and topped with a brown sugar glaze. This dish needs no additional add-ins. The brown sugar glaze bakes into toasted, caramelized heaven that melts into the creamy and flavorful berry oats. One bowl simply isn’t enough. Except that it is because I couldn’t even finish my full bowl due to belly stuffedness.
My friend thoroughly enjoyed her breakfast sandwich, but didn’t think it was anything super special. Her meal came with a side of potato hash, which was quite tasty, but not cooked as thoroughly as she would have liked. I would note that, compared to many traditional, family style breakfast venues, the food at Yum! is rather fancy. It’s less traditional and classic, but more unique and upscale. Their food definitely fits the personality of the restaurant, so they get a gold star for brand consistency.
Though our food could have been more prompt and the overall prices could have been cheaper, Yum! truly was, I know you’ve been waiting for it…yummy.
Coffee Quality: 8
Food Quality: 8
Quality of Service: 8
Menu Variety: 5
Overall Satisfaction: 9
Parking: Lot available
Average Score: 7.3
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Yum! Kitchen and Bakery
4000 Minnetonka Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416