Often when it comes to these sorts of establishments, there is either hype or complete disregard; but the Breakfast Club is different. Since its early days in 2005, the now chain of restaurants doesn't seem to be slowing down, and all for good reason.
Now speaking across London, there's a Breakfasts Club in most corners of the city, there, serving up American/Latin-American inspired dishes.
The Breakfast Club has become a right of passage for some. A must-visit cafe in London. It's the place you go to revisit the 1980's. Memorabilia is scattered around. Soundtracks to 80's film classics are mixed into the playlists. The Breakfast Club's own logo-adorned merchandise is also on sale: syrup, mugs and more.
From simple breakfasts of granola, fruits and yoghurt, to pancakes, eggs, breakfast-burritos and burgers - the menu is large. You often need a while to ponder through. Luckily, however, you can always add extras to your meal- eggs or bacon for example, are always a nice addition to your pancakes!
Cold press juices are sold by the glass and some by jug for the table. Coffees, tea, cocktails, shakes, beer and wine are also on the menu, making breakfast suitable for any time of the day.
The atmosphere is buzzing but there are times where it is much quieter. Inevitably, you may have to wait for a table, though on average it's a fifteen-minute wait. Thanks to the music and the highly decorated spaces, you wind up reading all the posters, signed business cards, receipts and looking through all the other odd objects and notes that people have left behind.
Portion sizes are very good and prices are what you'd expect, mid-range. It can get loud and some of the locations have some sharing tables meaning if you don't mind, you may have to be seated with others; but it's a fun place to brunch at, and the food is worthwhile.
12-16 Artillery Ln, London E1 7LS (Photographed) or one of the other locations