Who doesn’t love a big old traditional British breakfast? Apparently everyone loves it and according to many reviews The Breakfast Club does it extremely well. You can tell from the long queues outside made up of locals and tourists. We visited the Soho outlet which was the original outlet.
We reached around 9am on a Saturday morning and there was a long queue of 20 groups in front of us. We waited for 1hr 30-45mins before we got our table and it was a sharing table. In the whole duration, there were many drop outs who went to the few other bistro and cafes just a few doors away from The breakfast club.
The cafe itself has a huge counter for the barista as well as the cashier which took up half of the front hall of the cafe which could house approximately 20 persons
There is a half step level down where there were another 5 tables as well as a tiny restroom for patrons. We were shown to the first table in front of the door with the leg of my chair leaning precariously on the edge of the sloped floor.
Next to the tables was a colorful wall full of messages from past patrons. Amazingly, there were pictures, signatures, loves notes, badges and even money!
A defaced Singapore dollar note with a message for the cafe.
The menu had a wide variety of breakfast brunch items from traditional breakfast to egg benedicts to simple sandwiches, pancakes and cereals. You can check out the menu here
We had hot chocolate which were served in cute smiley mugs but we both found the hot chocolate too thin in consistency
For breakfast, we had the full monty where you get a choice of egg and grilled potatoes, beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausage, blood pudding and rye bread. The serving was huge and we could not finish it. My poached eggs were done perfectly and the sausage was juicy and very flavourful (my favourite on the plate) and I could get used to the blood pudding.
My friend who had the scrambled egg sad the eggs were very dry and definitely not scrambled. I tried it and indeed the eggs were bad
We ordered additional hash brown which were probably the frozen ones you can find in the supermarket but at least they were fried nicely.
The pancakes which was amongst the popular menu was quite disappointing. The pancakes were soft enough but not fluffy and quite flat and dry in taste. The cream was heavy and not fragrant and instead was quite oily. The fruits were ok. We added maple syrup and it made the taste better.
Overall, the food is ok but not fantastic.I will not queue for another 1h for this but if there is no queue I will not mind popping in for some food because the service was really friendly and warm.
Address: 33 D’Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EU, UK
Operating hours: 7.30 am to 10 pm (8 am on Sat and Sun)
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus – 8mins walk