Since I had a train to catch from Liverpool Street Station at 1:30pm (and I’m always ridiculously early for, well, everything) late Sunday morning seemed like the perfect time to check out a branch of this unique chain of restaurants. It seems I wasn’t the only person with this plan in mind as when I arrived there was a queue of about 12-15 people ahead of me but with plenty of time to kill this wasn’t an issue for me.
I can’t remember the first time I heard about The Breakfast Club but they’ve been mentioned to me several times since and people always had good things to say about them and it’s obvious from the amount of people willing to wait that others have heard the same. Inside is decorated in a rather eclectic way. As you queue you are greeted with pictures of previous diners strung up on old metal school pegs and disposable cameras so you can take your own to be added to the collection. The school theme continues into the restaurant with booths made from the little benches that used to accompany school pegs back in the day.
Their brunch menu offers pretty much anything your hungry little tum desires and is served all day long. They also have a great Lunch & Dinner menu and a secret bar behind the fridge door (I can’t tell you anymore than that it’s so secret!) but given the name I thought it best to try something breakfasty. The whole menu was tempting but I settled for the Breakfast Burrito in the end and I stand by my choice! It was stuffed to bursting with fat chorizo sausage, fluffy scrambled egg, roasted peppers and cheese. The spicy sauce was complementary rather than overpowering and the guacamole on the side was ah-mazing.
For £8.30 it was a nice treat for my arrival in the city but it’s not something I’m going to have every day of the week. I had a freshly pressed apple juice to go with it as well but at £3.80 for a glass the drinks prices were a little on the steep side in my opinion! By the time I left at around 12:30pm the queue had doubled in size so it’s obviously popular. My suggestion if you want to visit is either get their early or be prepared to wait!
The Breakfast Club has several other branches around the city in Hoxton, Angel and Soho. I’d probably take someone who was visiting the city here for a nice treat there’s a great vegetarian selection as well so there really is something for everyone! My only main gripe like I said is the cost of drinks as they can really push up the cost of an otherwise well priced meal.
The Breakfast Club
12-16 Artillery Lane