When searching for the best place to enjoy breakfast in London, one name popped up over and over again. The Breakfast Club is stuff of modern legend, waking up Londoners with a smile – and as a Northerner I’ve heard that this is somewhat of a rarity, what with their complaining about the tube and everything. While visiting Vicky (newly relocated New Zealander and therefore avoiding the grumpy label), we decided to eat at the Spitalfields branch of The Breakfast Club on Friday morning to fuel up for a busy day.
Located down a side street opposite Liverpool Street Station, we nearly walked passed the trademark bright yellow door because the queue we were expecting was mercifully absent. We were seated immediately and after ordering a coffee, got down to the serious business: how to choose just ONE thing from the utterly delicious menu.
Having recently discovered a penchant for full English breakfasts, the variety on The Breakfast Club menu was both beautiful and overwhelming. How do you like your eggs? From avocado to smoked salmon, the toppings were mouth-watering. Or, discover your Latino side with huevos rancheros or chorizo hash browns. Inevitably though, our eyes were drawn to the pancake selection. While Vicky opted for a topping of berries, The All American caught my eye and wouldn’t let me look away. Here’s the deal: two pancakes, topped with US style bacon alongside a sausage, two poached eggs and fried potatoes. Oh, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
It arrived looking beautiful and from the first bite, it did not disappoint. The combination of sweet pancakes with the savoury sides doesn’t make sense in my brain but there’s something about it that really works for my taste buds. I can tell you now, I’ll be craving this breakfast while nursing every hangover from now on. Vicky assured me that her berry pancakes were just as delicious – what a treat for the morning!
As well as the delicious food, we loved our surroundings with the almost-too-cool vibe mixing effortlessly with a buzzing atmosphere and the incredibly friendly waiting staff. The result? A warm and happy place to spend a morning with friends. I was a huge fan of The Breakfast Club and will definitely be returning on my next visit to London. Actually, every visit to London. Next on my list to try out is the concealed bar – just say you’re there to see the Mayor!
The Breakfast Club has a number of cafes across central London – which one will you be visiting?