YOLANDA’S CAFÉ AND CATERING Great Tasting, High Quality Food



Michael Hepworth





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Consistently Great Tasting, High Quality Food at a Reasonable Price

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By Kay Schroeder

Lake Forest, CA(Perfect Meal Today)4/24/15/–In addition to her successful catering business, Yolanda’s Café is open daily and serves breakfast and lunch from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Café has mostly inside seating, however there are a few tables with umbrellas outside the café. Yolanda’s is located at 23615 El Toro Road, Suite T, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 949-951-8675.

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This is not a pretentious restaurant; the tables have plastic tablecloths with small vases of artificial flowers.  Decorations on the walls are a mixture of French and American country, evoking a homey, relaxed ambiance reminiscent of bygone days.  Menu items include traditional foods most of us grew up on, e.g., meatloaf, grilled cheese sandwiches, and roast chicken.  The Café is easily accessible and has ample parking in front.

Eggs Benedict - Yolanda
Eggs Benedict – Yolanda

Breakfast at the Café is a real treat.  A surprisingly huge, freshly baked croissant is served with many full-breakfast menu items.  These are not the off-the-shelf variety croissants; they are ethereal and worth a visit to the Café.

Yolanda’s Oven Browned Potatoes
Yolanda’s Oven Browned Potatoes

Many breakfast items come with Yolanda’s Homestyle Oven Browned Potatoes (YOBP), if not you may add them to your order for a small charge.   The potatoes are in no way greasy and are uniformly browned on the outside producing the best tasting potatoes ever.  Once you have tried them, chances are that you will be a YOBP convert.

Croissant at Yolanda’s Cafe
Croissant at Yolanda’s Cafe



Good Friends and Great Food!


Café Daily House Specials are:

  • Monday – Jolanda’s Famous Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies
  • Tuesday – Tender Beef Brisket served with mashed potatoes, gravy, and veggies
  • Wednesday – Deluxe Quesadilla with fresh avocado, salsa and sour cream
  • Thursday – Winter:  Roast Turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing Summer:  Greek Salad with shredded chicken
  • Friday – Quartered Roast Chicken with rice medley and veggies
  • Saturday and Sunday – Eggs Benedict on English muffin with ham and Bearnaise sauce and homestyle potatoes.  Salmon Caesar Salad

Café Breakfast items include:

  • Chili Cheese Omelets
  • Denver Omelets
  • California Avocado Omelets
  • Migas Scramble
  • Fried Egg Sandwich
  • And a Nostalgic Nod to the Past: Spam and Eggs
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • French Toast Le Croissant Style
  • Homestyle (Yolanda’s Oven Browned Potatoes)
  • Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat

Café Lunch items include:

All sandwiches are served with homemade slaw and fresh fruit

Hot Sandwiches:

  • Old Fashioned Grilled Cheese – Traditional grilled cheese
  • Grilled Ham and Cheese
  • Roast Chicken – With lettuce, tomatoes and pickles
  • French Dip – Thinly sliced roast beef served on a French roll with au jus
  • B.L.T.
  • Reuben – Thinly sliced corned beef with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on rye bread
  • Bistro – Roast beef with Swiss cheese, onions, bell pepper, lettuce and tomato
  • An Elegant Old Time Favorite: Monte Cristo – Ham and Swiss cheese dipped in egg batter and grilled, dusted with powdered sugar
  • Tuna or Krab Melt
  • Chicken Bacon Melt
  • Club Melt – Ham, turkey, bacon, tomatoes and cheese grilled on sourdough bread

Cold Sandwiches:

  • The Health Nut –Sliced avocado, walnuts, tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts on wheat bread
  • The Mona Lisa – Wheat bread with peanut butter, apples, Swiss cheese, bacon and lettuce
  • The Eiffel Wrap – Caesar salad with roast chicken or tuna, tomatoes and red onions wrapped in a large flour tortilla
  • The B.L.A.S.T. – Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Sprouts and Tomatoes
  • B.L.T. Wrap – Turkey, bacon, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onion and ranch dressing wrapped in a large flour tortilla
  • Turkey, Ham, or Roast Beef
  • Krab Salad or Tuna Salad
  • Tarragon Chicken Salad (succulent chicken with just a hint of licorice from the tarragon)
  • Egg Salad
  • Avocado and Cheese

For smaller appetites, the Café is happy to offer half sandwiches.

Dessert Items Offered:  Frozen Spumoni Pie, Mississippi Mud Pie, and Bombe with Raspberry Sauce

Perhaps because of its proximity to Laguna Woods Village, this Café has a large clientele of seniors.

A long-standing favorite in South Orange County for large event catering for groups of 40, 100, 200 or more is Yolanda’s Café and Caterer.  Yolanda’s Catering is located at 23615 El Toro Road, Suite T, Lake Forest, CA 92630, 949-951-8675.jolandaday@hotmail.com.

Whether the occasion is Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, wedding anniversary, or birthday, Yolanda’s always manages to create and serve high quality, great tasting food at reasonable prices.

Customers, almost without exception make a point to catch Yolanda during the busy evening of each catered event to tell her how much they are enjoying the food.  Many also compliment her on the excellent service by her efficient staff.  A point stressed most often is that even though the group may be quite large, the food reaches the table still at the perfect serving/eating temperature (a rarity in many large group catered events).

Party and event planners are offered a large assortment of well-designed menu items from which to choose as shown below.



Salad Selections

Tossed Green Salad

a selection of fresh garden greens and topped with sliced cucumbers, olives, garbanzo beans & roma tomatoes with your choice of dressing

Caesar Salad

freshly tossed romaine lettuce with shredded Parmesan cheese, croutons & a tomato wedge

Spinach And Strawberry Salad

a unique garden fresh flavor of spinach, strawberries & toasted almonds served with a special homemade vinaigrette dressing

Jolanda’s Coleslaw

cabbage marinated in a sweet and tangy dressing

Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato

sliced mozzarella cheese, tomatoes & fresh basil with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Citrus Salad

mixed greens served with orange & grapefruit segments with currants or dried cranberries & Yolanda’s homemade vinaigrette dressing

Mandarin Orange Salad

mixed greens served with mandarin oranges, sliced almonds & dried currants with a vinaigrette dressing

Island Salad

chopped romaine lettuce, feta cheese, red onions, pine nuts & pineapple tidbits served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Greek Salad

mixed greens, tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, olives & cucumbers served with a Greek feta dressing

Spring Mix Salad

served with dried apricots, toasted almonds, goat cheese & your choice of dressing


Apricot Chicken

boneless, skinless chicken breast in a sweet & tangy sauce with dried apricots

Swiss Chicken

boneless, skinless chicken breast with Swiss cheese, stuffing & a wine cream sauce

Chicken Marsala

boneless, skinless chicken breast served with mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce

Florida Chicken

boneless, skinless chicken breast served with an orange marmalade cream sauce

Chicken With Basil Cream Sauce

boneless, skinless chicken breast with a rich cream sauce and basil

Glazed Roasted Cornish Hen

whole Cornish hen roasted with a sweet glaze

Rotisserie Chicken

flame roasted chicken quarter served with gravy

Chicken Cordon Bleu

stuffed chicken breast with Canadian bacon & Swiss cheese

Roast Turkey

served with stuffing & gravy

 Fish & Seafood

Shrimp Scampi

shrimp seasoned with garlic butter served over angel hair pasta

Tilapia With Pineapple Salsa

flaky white fish served with pineapple salsa

Salmon Filet

served with a bearnaise sauce & a lemon wedge

Orange Roughy Filet

served with a dill sauce & a lemon wedge


buttery, flaky fish served with mango salsa



Roast Pork Loin

served with brown gravy & applesauce

Pork Tenderloin

served with brown gravy


Tender Beef Brisket

juicy & succulent brisket served with brown gravy – a Jolanda’s classic!

Top Sirloin Steak

barbecued steak served with a-1 sauce

New York Strip Steak

Barbecued steak served with a-1 sauce

Prime Rib Of Beef

served with horseradish; minimum 10 people

Sliced Beef Tenderloin

served with béarnaise sauce

Individual Filet Mignon

served with a mushroom cap & béarnaise sauce


Rack Of Lamb Provencal

seasoned encrusted lamb served with mint jelly

Roast Leg Of Lamb

served with brown gravy & mint jelly

Hors D’oeuvre Selections

Cheese Puffs

Little Smokies In A Blanket

Chopped Liver With Crackers

Sweet & Sour Or Italian Meatballs

Krab On Belgian Endive

Dates With Bacon


Mini Spring Rolls With Dipping Sauce

Stuffed Mushrooms

Crudites With Dip

Feta & Cranberry Pinwheels

Mini Quiche

Herbed Goat Cheese In Cucumber Rounds



Cherry Or Apple Crisp With Ice Cream

Brownie Sundae

Frozen Spumoni Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Ultimate Sundae Ice Cream Pie

Homemade Pumpkin Delight With Ice Cream

Ice Cream Bombe

with raspberry sauce

N.Y. Cheesecake With Topping

Lemon Sorbet In Shell

Mango Sorbet In Shell

Lemon Delight

Jamaican Ice Cream Pie

Pecan Pie With Ice Cream

Personalized Sheet Cake

 Photography: By Kay Schroeder


Michael Hepworth

287 S.Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211



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