Some time between the morning and evening rush hours yesterday, says a reader, the new sign above for Another Broken Yolk Cafe went up at 3801 Farnham St., the original location of the 59 Diner chain prior to its lawsuit-clouded closure. The building adopted the persona of optionally halal Tex-Mex and pancake joint El Beso Cantina for a brief interlude starting around Christmas, after which the building’s “Eat Here!” dot was redone to read “24 Hrs Breakfast.” The website for the latest redo, however, currently lists the restaurant’s hours of operation as 7am to 10pm.
The building’s exterior has had a bit of a makeover since 59 Diner’s departure: the chrome and teal went more brick, yellow, and red for El Beso’s brief tenure, though other elements (like the BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER labels) have remained in place. A teal hole can be spied where some El Beso signage hung until recently, in the same over-the-doorway spot previously occupied by the bubble-gum pink 59 logo:
- Previously on Swamplot: Original 59 Diner Building Now Open Again as 24-Hour Mexican, Breakfast Spot; Something Hot Moving in on 59 Diner’s Former Farnham Spot; Now Leasing: 59 Diner’s Former Shepherd Location Next to The Halal Guys
Photos: Amy McWilliams (top), LoopNet (bottom)
That’s just weird. There’s a chain called “Another Broken Egg Cafe” I’ve seen popping up around town, but “Another Broken Yolk Cafe” just seems to be a bizarre trademark infringement.
Sort of the diner equivalent of GALALY FURNITURE.
Called it, two weeks ago:
That’s disappointing, but the waitress told us it was coming when we were there on the 14th. The original El Beso menu was much more interesting than the one they had on the 14th, and another breakfast place that doesn’t stay open late is just not interesting. I don’t predict a long future for the new incarnation.
despite the now open sign, it was closed last night
They’re calling it quits. The property is back on the market.
Walked there today. Huge sign says “OPEN NOW.” Sheet of paper taped to the door says “Close for remodel.”
Uh oh: the curse of 59 Diner. No business will succeed in this location. Just like the restaurant space @ the South East corner of Richmond & Greenbriar. No restaurant has stayed for long in that space either. Just too weird… I enjoyed walking down the street to eat @ 59 Diner back in the day when it was good.