Inspired by the legendry film The Breakfast Club, two children of the 80s opened their first café in D’Arblay Street, Soho in 2005 and haven’t looked back. The popularity of the Breakfast Club grows by the day and I’m not surprised, the breakfast menu is fit for a king. Served from 8am on weekdays and a marginally more relaxed 9am on weekends, the choices are endless with the menu broken down into ‘classics’ of which there are many, pancakes for the American touch, eggs and for the more health conscious a fruit and oat section.
It’s also a difficult place to miss, painted bright yellow The Breakfast Club stands out against the trendy-black facades of Soho, inviting you to explore and it doesn’t disappoint. The inside of The Breakfast Club is a quirky, rouged mix of wooden tables and fairy lights, mixed with more yellow and a hint of 1980’s memorabilia – it’s an easy place to loose yourself in.
The Breakfast Clubs full Monty
Despite a full section of the menu dedicated to eggs, as this was our first visit I decided to try the full Monty for £9.70, which consisted of bacon, sausage, black pudding, eggs, home style fried potatoes, mushrooms, beans, grilled tomato and toasted multigrain bloomer. Suffice to say this was a substantial helping of food all piled neatly on a single plate. As for the taste, it couldn’t be faulted with highlights being the poached eggs, sausage and black pudding. Just make sure you don’t have anything too taxing to do afterwards as this breakfast will see you comfortably through the best part of the day.
The Breakfast Club gets bigger
The substantial portions, accessible prices and nostalgic 1980’s feel to the Breakfast Club must be hitting the spot with Londoners as since 2005, the Breakfast Club has opened shops in Angel, Hoxton, Spitalfields, Battersea and London Bridge in early 2014, and long may it continue. We’ll definitely be paying another visit.
The Breakfast Club
33 D’Arblay Street
020 7434 2571
We spent: £15 p.p.
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus