Month: January 2018

Wild for Waffles (and All Breakfasts)

Yola's Cafe Waffles for Charity - Wags

Yola's Cafe Waffles for Charity - WagsWelcome back! A new year has arrived, and with it new chances and hope for what may come. For us at Yola’s, this always includes great coffee, espresso drinks, breakfast and lunch food.

If you know one thing about Yola’s, you know our waffles are to die for ( Whether your favorite is the popular Patriot or the caramel-covered Nutty Banana, we know what’s up with the dimpled deliciousness that is the waffle.

You may also know that our ever-changing Waffle of the Month benefits a different nonprofit each 30 days, with one dollar of our special going straight to making the world a better place. The Waffle of the Month started when owners Lisa and Lance Ratze wanted to use their café to make a difference in the Madison community.

Here’s a list of all the nonprofits Yola’s has benefited in 2017:

January – PB&J Waffle – Reach-a-Child –

February – Red Velvet Waffle w/Cream Cheese Frosting – DAIS –

March – Lucky Charms Waffle – Deaf Unity WI –

April – Go Bananas Waffle – Make-A-Wish Wisconsin Chapter – Women for Wish Kids –

May – Maple Bacon Waffle – Sauk Prairie Against Hunger –

June – The Braffle – Building Bosses –

July – Mega Berry Waffle – Pregnancy Helpline of Madison –

August – Smore’s Waffle – The River Food Pantry –

September – Fat Elvis Waffle – Dane Buy Local Foundation –

October – Caramel Apple Waffle – Dane County Humane Society –

November – Pumpkin Waffle w/ Pumpkin Butter – ReachDane –

December – Cinnamon Roll Waffle – WAGs – Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs –

Looking for a slightly healthier but just as yummy breakfast to make at home? Our partner and good friend at Hite Nutrition has you covered. Check out her recipe for a zucchini, kale, mushroom, and Italian chicken frittata :


~serves 4, gluten-free, Paleo & Whole30 option

– 2 ½ links of Al Fresco Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, diced (or Whole30 compliant sausage links)

– 2 cups chopped kale

– ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, chopped

– ¼ cup water

– 10 eggs

– 1 cup of zucchini, sliced and halved

– ½ medium onion, chopped

– ¼ cup goat cheese (omit for Paleo & Whole30 options)

– ½ teaspoon garlic powder

– ¼ teaspoon dried sage

– ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary

Preheat oven to 360 degrees F

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, water, garlic powder, sage, and rosemary; season with salt and pepper, to taste and then set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and onions and cook for 3 minutes, then add the chicken sausage segments and brown for 3 minutes. Next add the mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until tender and browned, about 4 minutes.

Grease a small bakeware pan (approximately 5 x 7 inch) or oven-proof skillet. Add the cooked vegetables to the pan, along with the chopped kale, and then pour the egg mixture over top of the vegetables. Top with the sliced zucchini and sprinkle the goat cheese over everything.

Place into oven and bake until the top is set and golden brown (it should no longer jiggle), about 25-35 minutes.

Don’t forget you can always come in and create your own breakfast sandwich from any of our local ingredients, try the famous breakfast BLT with an egg, or get crazy and venture for the popular country breakfast waffle, with meat and cheese inside and an egg on top! Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, so hurry in soon!

Catering Crazy

Yolas Catering for corporate and casual events

Yolas Catering for corporate and casual events Welcome back! I hope the holidays have been treating you kindly. Yola’s has been a flurry with Christmas activity: the roaring fireplace, caricature drawings by Expressively You, and even a few visits from Santa himself!

Today I’m going to talk about another facet of what we put our hearts into at Yola’s: catering. You may know us for our waffles and cozy café, but did you know we also cater numerous corporate and casual events in and outside of Madison? From Badger Games with ESPN anchors to local Star Wars premiers, weddings to endless waffle bars, we’ve got you covered. Recently, we have catered various events for Reach-A-Child, Exact Sciences, Promega, Wingra Clinic, Healthgrades, WEA Trust, Epic, Forte, Cupertino, Children’s Museum of Madison, and Progressive Insurance – just to name a few!

Yolas Catering for corporate and casual events - ESPN Badger GameWhat kind of food can you have catered from us? A better question is what kind of food can’t we make for you. While our specialty is always breakfast, we also offer many of our in-restaurant sandwich and wrap favorites such as the classic California Turkey and warm Tuscan Ham and Cheese.

We’ve also got party platters, bakery favs, dips and chips, sliders, salads, and so much more. Check out the full menu anytime here, or give us a call at (608) 827-5800.