30 September 2013
Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.
Then again, so is brunch, lunch and dinner. Though mornings and I go way back. Ever since I was old enough to speak I would wake the whole house up at 5am screaming “BREAKFAST!!” My parents, still half asleep, would have to lift me out of my crib and let me wobble down to the kitchen. I can’t remember what my breakfast staple was at the age of 2 but it was clear from then on breakfast was for me. Either way, our hungry prayers have been answered – in the form of pancakes, French toast and hash browns. The Breakfast Club serves breakfast, all day.
Strolled into the Spitalfields restaurant one Saturday for late brunch. Whatever you crave in the mornings, it’s on the menu. I have never craved a breakfast burrito, maybe that’s because I’ve never tried one. Until now – the Breakfast Burrito with chorizo, scrambled egg, roasted peppers, guacamole, Cheddar and spicy pepper sauce is the definition of comfort food. So fully loaded it pretty much exploded when I cut into it. What a beautiful moment. The roasted peppers are a nice touch and no need to discuss the Cheddar. There’s cheese, it’s melting – what else do you want? Well, maybe some sour cream, guacamole and salsa. In which case you’re in luck; I piled a mix of the three onto every bite. I approve of breakfast burritos. As long as they taste like this. Only point of feedback would be that the chorizo should be diced into smaller pieces to become fully integrated throughout this Mexican infused parcel of morning glory. To top it all off – a side of fresh fruit and the coffee was intense and smooth.
Huevos Al Benny with poached eggs, chorizo, roast peppers, avocado, fresh chillies, spicy Hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. Visually this was fantastic and the building blocks to this dish very similar to my burrito. Guess my friend and I just know what’s good. The eggs were effortlessly poached and the spicy edge of the Hollandaise and fresh avocado elevate the classic Egg Benedict.
Unpretentious plates of food that highlight why breakfast is the best meal of the day. Simple but satisfying. Fun, trendy décor and speedy service make this your ideal breakfast or brunch chain, at a time that suits you. Try one of their smoothies, refreshing juices or why not the Bloody Mary? If you like breakfast, head to Breakfast Club. And for all those insane breakfast skippers out there, here is a chance to redeem yourselves and catch up on lost pancakes.