Lucie Loves… Food // If you’re thinking about breakfast or brunch… try The Breakfast Club


Apologies, this post has been sitting in my drafts for the last 6 months! Eek!

The morning after JMG proposed to me with a neon sign, back in October 2013, we went out for a celebratory breakfast at The Breakfast Club, Soho. As you do…

We queued for almost an hour outside, waiting for a table to become available. I felt this must have been quite a regular occurrence for the team at the Soho establishment kindly handed out shot glasses full of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. It was cold - the weather, not the hot choc. It was October after all, and I was feeling rather under the weather after suffering from a Kidney infection that had left me feeling like rubbish for a good few weeks. 

When we got inside, we took our seats at our table taking in the sunshine yellow surroundings, smattered with vintage enamel signs, breakfast time paraphernalia and Elvis keepsakes.

JMG ordered a coffee and I, forgoing caffeine, went for an Elvis shake.In terms of options, they have a great brunch menu. I found it quite difficult trying to decide what to eat! If you’re a fan of pulled pork, there’s plenty of that on the menu too!

We ended up going for The All American: I opted for poached eggs whilst JMG had his scrambled. It was a decent breakfast, but definitely something that you could serve yourself at home. I would have liked to try the Huevos Rancheros: Fried eggs, tortilla with melted cheddar, refried beans, chorizo, salsa, sour cream and guacamole or the Huevos Al Benny. There’s always next time.

I think we’ve been spoilt by some pretty tasty breakfasts at The Albion in Shoreditch and Birdhouse cafe, so are quite fussy when it comes to banding around the word ‘exceptional’ when it comes to breakfast.

Speaking to friends since, who’ve also dined at The Breakfast Club, I complained that, in my opinion, the quality of the food served didn’t quite justify size of the queue outside the Soho branch. But then again, this may have been because I was feeling very poorly and shouldn’t have been out of bed, never mind standing in a queue for an hour.

Our friends suggested that next time we should try one of their other locations, as we would have been seated much quicker. They do have quite a few across London: Soho, Angel, Hoxton, Spitalifields, Battersea Rise and coming soon… London Bridge.

I would eat here again, but maybe at one of their other branches. It’s dishes are the perfect hangover cure or breakfast with friends, but I would think twice about queuing for a hour.

Do you have any must-try breakfast recommendations that we should check out?

Total cost: approx £30 for 2 people

Photography © Lucie Kerley