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The Breakfast Club Review – Is It Really Worth Waiting In Line?

Find out in my review of The Breakfast Club and why you’ll need your stretchy Joey maternity pants.

Breakfast Club dance optional (but you know I’m going to do it anyway).

Breakfast for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Why not. After all…

(Scene from Arrested Development)

Michael Bluth: What comes before anything? What have we always said is the most important thing?

George Michael Bluth: Breakfast.

MB: Family.

GMB: Family. Right. I thought you meant of the things you eat.

I like George Michael’s thinking though and have adopted it as my mantra.

After 2 1/2 years of living in/visiting London, I finally got to try The Breakfast Club. I’ve always been intrigued by The Breakfast Club because there is always a queue outside the D’Arblay Street branch in Soho. It must be good then.

But speaking to fellow food bloggers, it seems The Breakfast Club might not be all that. Having been three times now, I have to say I love The Breakfast Club. The wide variety of wraps, sandwiches, pancakes, burgers, tacos and burritos on the Breakfast Club menu is enough to keep me coming back for more.

Friday lunchtime and I only had eyes for one thing on the menu – The All American (£ 11.00). Pancakes, eggs, sausage, home-style fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup. I cleared my afternoon work schedule, ready for a food coma. I’m glad I did. I just about managed to finish the whole thing.

Everything was cooked perfectly, including my oh so runny poached eggs. I also had the Elvis Shake; a rich and creamy mix of peanut butter and banana. Not the best milkshake I’ve had in London (that goes to the Nutella and Oreo milkshake at Hache (review)) but still pretty good.

Did you know the Shoreditch Breakfast Club has a speakeasy? Just look for the Smeg Fridge… This time, I had the Salted Caramel and Banoffee pancakes.

On another visit, I had the Tropical Gangster smoothie (£4.70) – Pineapple, Lemongrass, Lychee, Apple, Lime. Super sweet and refreshing.

And lastly, I had the When Haloumi Met Salad wrap (£8.50) – grilled haloumi, sunblush tomatoes, humous, spinach, balsamic reduction. The tomatoes and balsamic reduction added a huge acidic kick. The wraps are huge due to the fillings – £8.50 is a fair price. The super fruity Green Is Good smoothie (Spinach, Mint, Mango, Apple) (£4.70) donates £1.50 to a charity of the staff’s choosing.

The Breakfast Club is a great option because it has something to please everyone. Fair prices and a fun menu makes this a favourite place to eat in London.

Have you been to The Breakfast Club? Is it worth the hype? What do you recommend ordering from the menu? Tell me in the comments section below!

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