On Sunday, I went to The Breakfast Club in Battersea Rise to see what all the hype was about. You just have to enter #TheBreakfastClub on Instagram and over 200,000 snaps pop up. Londoners love trends especially when they are food related and it works even better when that food/restaurant is extremely Instagramable.
One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to wake up late and then head out for a breakfast/brunch date. My rule is no cooking on the weekend and luckily living in London means you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on where to dine.
The Breakfast Club began in 2005 with one café in Soho and has since gone from strength to strength and has been super successful. They now have 6 cafes dotted around the capital. With branches in Soho, Angel, Hoxton, Spitalfields, London Bridge and Battersea Rise, the location choices are not surprising as these are some of the coolest and trendiest parts of the capital.
We went along around 1.30pm on Sunday and were greeted by a queue that was down the street but luckily it was the quickest queue in history as we were in and seated within 10 minutes. The Battersea Rise café is located at the very bottom of the Clapham common so after we filled our belly’s we had a nice stroll through the common which was lovely.
There is such a vast selection on the breakfast and brunch menu from traditional English fry ups to fruit salads and there is even a champagne breakfast option, if you’re feeling fancy. I ordered the All American, which is pancakes, maple syrup, bacon, egg, sausage and fried potatoes, yes it is the only meal you will need for the day/week. I also had a yummy vanilla latte. I really enjoyed it and my only critic was the maple syrup could have been sweeter – but it is still definitely somewhere we will revisit.
I can see the mass appeal for these trendy places and The Breakfast Club doesn’t just have style it also has substance so it will be sticking round for quite some time I would think. The café runs off a 70’s & 80’s vibe with wallpaper that hurts your eyes if you look at it too long and brightly coloured accessories, such as SMEG fridges dotted all around the place. The service is great and super quick and the wait staff are really friendly.
This year I am making it my mission to try more of London’s Dining Hotspots as there is so many amazing ones right on my doorstep. Next up is Sketch.
Have you been to The Breakfast Club before or would like to go?