Buffalo’s Poked Yolk: A New Way to Enjoy Breakfast

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Written by Kimberly Snickles

Published on November 4, 2014

Yes there’s Denny’s, IHOP, and Bob Evans, but aren’t you tired of eating the same old thing? What about trying something that makes eating breakfast fun again? Have you ever heard of the filet mignon of breakfast? Me either, but that’s exactly how I felt when I started chowing down on the ‘Poked Yolk’ at the new Buffalo’s Poked Yolk in West Seneca.


Walking into Buffalo’s Poked Yolk location at 3100 Transit Road, I didn’t know what to expect. The restaurant was small, but very tidy and neat. Adorable omelet paintings filled the baby blue walls and a friendly server immediately greeted me. I sat down to meet with the owner Jim Vaughan who told me he just moved back to his hometown after living in Las Vegas for the past 10 years.

From our discussion, Vaughan is not a stranger to the food service industry. Having worked as the general manager of two Mexican restaurants and U.S. Foods, this guy knows what it takes to make a restaurant a success.

“I was kind of always fixing up everyone else’s restaurants and helping them run successfully, so we took this opportunity when we decided to move back to open our own restaurant,” said Vaughan.

Buffalo’s Poked Yolk offers a unique Southwestern taste to breakfast that you won’t find anywhere else, especially with their signature item: The Broken Yolk. I ordered mine with scrambled eggs, but the menu suggests it be topped with two over easy eggs. It comes with home fries cooked with spicy chorizo, onions, green peppers, and melted cheddar jack cheese. It was honestly difficult to continue the interview as I couldn’t help but enjoy every bite. The portion was even so large that I ended up taking it to go and my husband had a hearty breakfast the next morning. Yes, he enjoyed it just as much as I did!

What I liked most about The Poked Yolk is the fact that my meal had some spice to it without being overwhelming. I loved the amount of cheese that I received with each bite and the crumbled chorizo satisfied my every taste bud. This was definitely not a normal order of scrambled eggs and toast that I would get at a local chain restaurant. Did I mention the toast was also delicious and buttered perfectly?

Ingredients available in the omelets include smoked Gouda cheese, diced tomato and onions, crumbled sausage, spinach, feta cheese, fire roasted red peppers, chorizo, and more. While Vaughan and his wife Kristyn are going for a Southwestern theme, traditional menu options are also available. From creating your own omelet to chowing down on pancakes and Belgian waffles, the possibilities are endless. The menu also features lunch options consisting of unique flavors such as the Mexican burger and the ‘BAM!’ that has bacon, avocado, and fresh mozzarella in it. The Buffalo’s Poked Yolk menu includes wraps, salads, and paninis as well.

“We want to make sure that what we have is unique with good quality and fresh ingredients,” said Vaughn. “We have some of your traditional stuff, but we definitely wanted to be a little bit different.”

An awesome part about Buffalo’s Poked Yolk is that the prices are very reasonable. The most you will pay is $9 per person for breakfast or lunch. Currently, they serve your usual drinks like juices, pop, coffee, and milk, but Vaughan plans to expand to this eventually. He would like to see various milkshakes and smoothies on the menu to add to their ‘must-have’ list.

Buffalo’s Poked Yolk is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Sunday. For more information on what this restaurant has to offer, visit or call 656-YOLK.


Buffalo’s Poked Yolk Details:

Address: 3100 Transit Road / West Sene​ca| (716) 656-YOLK

Hours: Monday – Sunday 7am – 3pm


Buffalo's Broken Yolk Menu


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