The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields [Cafe]

I’ve been to two different branches of the perennially popular Breakfast Club. The first time was for brunch at their 50/60s, Julia Childs’ inspired cafe at Battersea Rise whilst on the most recent occasion I went to their Spitalfields branch, a much dingier, almost “too-cool-for-school” interior filled with assorted knick-knacks to keep the 80s child inside you (I’m a 90s kid!) wondering around the room. On both occasions I ordered the same things to share, the All American Breakfast and the Breakfast smoothie.

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The All American Breakfast comes in decent sized portions of pancakes, your choice of eggs, a sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup, providing a carb heavy indulgent treat. Now I don’t know what a traditional American breakfast should have (besides the pancakes) but I feel there needs to be a “moist” in between to merge all of these ingredients together as they all feel a little unloved by each other! Or maybe I’m just not a breakfast person! But I recommend visiting Pancakes on the Rocks if you’re ever in Sydney. Even though I might not be a breakfast person I am a pancakes person, theirs are incredibly moist and fluffy and in almost unfinishable portions!

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The Big Breakfast smoothie didn’t have as much punch this time for some odd reason, potentially because of the stronger fruity flavour compared to the first time I had it when there was definitely a more wholesome oaty texture.

To me the Breakfast Club brand is more about a lifestyle/formula with furnishings to suit, a secret bar behind a fridge, a target demographic and friendly yet nonchalant waiters to match, at times it was hard to catch them despite there being quite a few. The Breakfast Club is simply a good cafe that will satisfy your cravings but when has satisfying cravings been exciting?

Address: 12-16 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS

Telephone: 0207 078 9633

Mind The Gap:

Mon – Wed: 7.30am – 11pm

Thurs – Fri: 7.30am – 12am

Sat: 8am – 12am

Sun: 8am – 10.30pm

thebreakfastclubcafes.co.uk

The Breakfast Club is a growing chain currently with 7 dotted around London and one in Brighton as well as some “secret” speakeasies around town.

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