We recently visited our son who is down in London at University. Arriving to meet him on a Sunday morning – we suggested brunch? His quick response to visit the Breakfast Club in Soho sounded good to us. As we turned the corner onto D’Arblay St, Soho, a rather long queue met us outside of No. 33! As instructed by our son, we promptly joined the queue of young Londoners. Moments later a staff member came out to advise us – at least an hour wait. Surprisingly nobody moved from the queue – as clearly, they knew all that was on offer at the Breakfast Club and thought that it was well worth the wait!
The Breakfast Club opened in 2005 on D’Arblay Street, Soho and has subsequently expanded across the South of England – opening another 10 cafes.
Nobody seemed to mind waiting outside on a cold winters morning and the conversation between groups was all very jolly. Finally, we reached the front of the queue and the 3 of us were given a table. The café had a real buzz about it with very welcoming staff wearing ‘Breakfast Club’ t shirts. The café was minimal however the food exceptional – with huge portions – ideal for a hungry student!
We chose a real selection including pancakes and pulled pork together with mugs of coffee served in branded mugs – which were available to purchase! The food really was sensational and set us all up for the rest of the day – even our son!
I have to say had the Breakfast Club not have been suggested by our son – we wouldn’t have chosen to visit – not with a one hour wait at least! But wow – was it worth it – and we will certainly return.
As it says on their website – ‘Small but Mighty’ with an incredible following!
Review by Barbara Hallwood
The Breakfast Club work closely with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to make sure the impact they have on our world is a positive one. This year, they were awarded an incredible THREE STARS – the highest star rating available and a truly astonishing (but nonetheless true!) achievement for any restaurant business. They received a 100% score for their community work – good stuff.