Now, I know I am a bit slow jumping on this wagon for The Breakfast Club. I have heard some good reviews and some bad reviews so really I just wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about!
So I visited the Soho branch (they have 6 branches so far dotted around London) last week with a friend and despite it being 3pm in the afternoon, we still had to wait 10-15 mins for a table. It is crazy and I have a feeling that it is like that all round the clock.
We got shown to our table and perhaps it was the decor but when I sat down, I had a cosy feeling and it wasn’t all to do with the proximity of the other table. I looked around and I suspect that a lot of the decor has been well thought out even though the restaurant has a casual style about it. What I really like is that there is an array of condiments on the table already PLUS a bottle of tap water.
Our order (Website Description):
VEGGIE ALL AMERICAN
Pancakes, eggs, veggie sausage, mushrooms, home-style fried potatoes and maple syrup 9.60
Smoked salmon on toasted English muffin with hollandaise 9.20
Made with proper vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, banana 4.40
Fresh Ginger & Lemon tea
The food came pretty quickly. I ordered the Fresh Ginger & Lemon Tea with Eggs Royale and the French Toast to share. The tea was just as it was with no added sugar and actually inspired me to make my own version when I got home; it was not bad value considering. On the other hand, my friend’s milkshake was considerably higher in price but about the same in size. She thought it was well worth it though and really enjoyed it.
My Eggs Royale came and it was fair, the greens were well seasoned and the eggs were well poached. The muffins were nice and bouncy but I guess for that price I was expecting a little more. I still thoroughly enjoyed it, don’t get me wrong but Eggs Royale (Eggs Benedict Royale) is cheaper in other places. For example, Patisserie Valerie with their variation on toasted brioche instead of toasted muffins for a more reasonable price of £8.50. It is just as nice there and you get even more on your plate.
My friend really enjoyed her Veggie All American and I have to say I was amazed by the amount of food you get with the ‘All‘ breakfasts. Perhaps, that was where I went wrong. The French Toast was nice and a must have for any carb lovers out there. It was less eggy than I expected but I still enjoyed it and I liked how they give you a bottle of syrup to go with it.
Last remarks are that the toilet was ok. It could have been cleaner and have a mirror positioned lower to accommodate shorter people like myself. The staffs were really friendly and attentive and I don’t think it was because that was their ‘company image’. I think they were just genuinely nice people. The website is amazing (link below) – it is so quirky! All in all, I do recommend this place, I would go again and maybe try the big breakfasts next time! : D
Thing that stood out: ALL the condiments, ALL for me! : D