Since opening in 2021, Jacinto Group’s Two Yolks has been dishing up runny-yolk breakfast burgers, smash burgers, burritos and loaded fries to a legion of devoted fans in Burleigh Heads. Last week, the team opened its first Brisbane store.

The South Bank spot sits alongside Finn Poke, another venue from the same group, which opened at the same time.

“The site was too big for one venue, so we decided to split the site between the two,” Jacinto Group founder, Jem Jacinto, tells Broadsheet. “It’s two separate stores with two separate teams, but there’s great synergy. We’ve seen people at Finn Poke eating a burger, and [people] with a poke bowl inside Two Yolks.”

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Two Yolks, which prepares everything in-house, uses Bangalow free-range bacon and organic eggs and whips up many sauces from scratch. Jacinto is particularly proud of the meticulous effort in preparing the smash beef patties.

“It’s Cape Grim, 100 per cent grass-fed, and we grind it to millimetre specifications,” he says. “It’s 23 per cent of this, 22 per cent of that. We’re very specific.”

For breakfast, find two-hander burgers like the Triple B, featuring bacon, house-made pork sausage, a smashed beef patty, American cheese, tater tots, barbeque sauce and a fried egg; and the Benny’s Bangs, a hollandaise-topped egg and bacon burger. There’s also a breakfast burrito, loaded with scrambled eggs, tater tots, guacamole, bacon, haloumi and chipotle aioli.

The all-day burger menu includes classics like a bacon cheeseburger and the Old Skool (a smashed patty with American cheese, ketchup, mustard and pickles), plus more elaborate options like the Double Truffle (two smashed patties, cheese, rocket, picked red onions, truffle cheese sauce and truffle aioli) and the Burly Burleigh (two smashed patties, cheese, egg, bacon, roasted beetroot, grilled pineapple and barbeque sauce). There’s also a clutch of loaded fries and tater tots, including one with chopped bacon, cheese sauce, chipotle mayo and two runny-yolk fried eggs.

As for drinks, there’s a selection of cocktails, including a Mimosa, dirty Martini and Bloody Mary, along with a variety of craft beers and seltzers.

Studio MKZ is behind the stylish, retro diner look, which incorporates wood panels, Japanese tiling and plenty of bright orange features. A section at the back of the space houses a vinyl collection and turntables, which will soon be open to up-and-coming DJs. For Jacinto, it fulfils a 10-year ambition of his, following a trip to Japan. “There was this vinyl bar in Tokyo, and I thought, one day I’d love to have a restaurant with vinyl.”

Two Yolks
179 Grey Street, South Bank

Daily 7am–9pm