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    New a.m. Wilko menu full of simple pleasures

    Erich Healy/ Arizona Daily Wildcat

Penny Ridgdill, a Mathematics Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Assistant, trys the Two Poached Eggs on Toast with a side of bacon and fruit from Wilkos new breakfast menu.
    Erich Healy
    Erich Healy/ Arizona Daily Wildcat Penny Ridgdill, a Mathematics Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Assistant, trys the Two Poached Eggs on Toast with a side of bacon and fruit from Wilko’s new breakfast menu.

    Hip eatery Wilko has added breakfast to its menu.

    Since its shift from semi-convenience store to full-blown restaurant, Wilko has been working to reinvent itself in a delicious way. Although the menu is simple and boasts no bells and whistles, it offers a well-rounded breakfast menu, which it intends to expand.

    The breakfast menu offers six dishes and a side — steel cut oatmeal with the fixin’s, B Line granola with yogurt, bagel and lox, French toast, quiche, poached eggs on toast and oven-roasted potatoes. For my foray into Wilko’s new options, I opted for the French toast and some roasted potatoes for a price of $10. The portion was good and the French toast was cooked just right — not too soggy and bit crisp on the outside with a perfect hint of cinnamon. It wasn’t overkill on sweet, which you run into at joints like Denny’s, but rather it was a nicely put-together, egg-battered dish to savor. I have an undying love for potatoes, and the lightly seasoned, oven-roasted option Wilko offers was delish. They weren’t too salty or too dry but crisp on the outside, fork tender on the inside — my kind of potatoes for sure.

    Wilko’s breakfast menu, though small, seems thoughtfully put together. It’s simple and done right — how breakfast should be. The simplicity of the menu is nice. You don’t need to spend an hour deciding which sickeningly sweet, greasy pancake you want. Just go with the classics. Although I’d like to see them flesh this out a bit, maybe add some simple egg dishes or extra sides, for now this menu works. Breakfast is served daily until 11 a.m. Also, Wilko always has a barista on hand for your caffeine needs, because, honestly, what is breakfast without coffee?

    If you find yourself on University Boulevard before 11 a.m. with a little rumble in your stomach, give Wilko’s new menu a try. It’s sure to satisfy your basic breakfast needs.

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