London Eats: The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields


The Breakfast Club is by far one of London’s most popular breakfast/brunch franchise and judging from the long queues that snake from the inside of the cafe to the roads, it is no secret that this club is well loved by all. We made a huge mistake by coming here on a Sunday at 12pm, the ultimate brunch hour and needless to say, we had to queue. The wait was about an hour to an hour and a half during that period and it was cold. The good and thoughtful people at The Breakfast Club however made the wait a little more bearable by bringing out shots of free hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows and it was awfully comforting. On hindsight, it was an excellent marketing gimmick because once we got a table, we had to order a cup of their hot chocolate. It was actually really good.


The Full Monty
Bacon, sausage, black pudding, eggs, home-style fried potatoes, mushrooms, beans, grilled tomato and toasted multigrain bloomer

As the name suitably describes it, it is the full monty with everything piled onto a single plate. Portions were well and generous, perfect for sharing and substantial to feel satisfied, though there was unfortunately nothing really outstanding about it. The sunny side ups had glossy and runny yolks, mushrooms well sauteed in butter and I have a soft spot for those lovely roasted potatoes but apart from that, overall, it was just good, not fantastic.


Pancakes and berries
with maple syrup and vanilla cream

Absolutely pretty and dainty. Sometimes I think I order pancakes and waffles at brunch just because they are ridiculously photogenic and I am a superficial person. Nonetheless, I had to as usual, add a good drizzle of maple syrup over my pancakes, till every layer was nicely soaked through, sticky and sweet. Nothing beats the combination of pancakes and maple syrup. Not even honey. That swirl of Vanilla cream sitting at the top gave my pancakes the added moisture which it needed and the sour burst of the summer berries was a nice balance to the overall combination.


Overall, The Breakfast Club serves food which is decent and reasonable priced. Servings too are hearty and satisfying. The hour long wait however, was sadly not exactly justified.


12-16 Artillery Lane, E1 7LS
Phone: (020) 70789633

Opening hrs:
Monday to Wednesday 7:30am – 11pm
Thursday – Friday 7:30am – 12am
Saturday 9am – 12am
Sunday 9am – 10:30pm

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London, UK

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