The Breakfast Club, London’s go-to quirky brunch destination, has just opened in London Bridge. Naturally, we went along to check it out, sample some food and explore the dirty little secret downstairs: Call Me Mr Lucky.
The Breakfast Club began in 2005 when a small cafe opened on D’Arblay Street in Soho. The front was painted an egg yolk yellow and inside, mismatched interiors gave the breakfast joint a cosy and unrivalled charm. These days, The Breakfast Club can be found at six London venues, including the newly opened London Bridge cafe on Southwark Street.
Staying true to its roots, one of the first things that greets you upon entering is an adorable fried egg chandelier. The menu does include tasty lunch and dinner options, but we went just in time for some famous brunch. To start, we chose a packed-full-of-goodness green smoothie to wake us up and a creamy greek yoghurt with fresh berries.
Next, we tried the unusual combination of bacon and banana french toast. The salty and sweet flavours offset each other perfectly and we found ourselves fighting over the last mouthfuls. We recommend the breakfast burrito and the ‘Huevos al Benny,’ a dish that boasts poached eggs atop toasted muffins, chorizo, roast peppers and avocado all topped with hollandaise sauce. Delicious.
A visit to The Breakfast Club would not be complete without a side order of pancakes. We went for pancakes with berries, vanilla cream and maple syrup to round off the meal with a sweet treat, but, if you want to go all out, try them with bacon and syrup in true American style.
Downstairs, Call Me Mr Lucky follows other notorious, secret drinking dens in the Breakfast Club cafe basements. Offering Londoners a no nonsense escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can sip a beer in a dark corner or dance the night away whilst swigging the tequila. A giant Wheel-Of-Fortune is just one of many features offering bar-goers the chance to win free drinks, exclusive Breakfast Club merchandise and even a round of shots for the entire bar (if you’re very lucky, that is). The cocktails are fun and inventive with their flavours. We can’t wait to try the Rocket-Man, with tequila fresh rocket and mint, coconut water and creme de cacao.
The London Bridge Breakfast Club and Call Me Mr Lucky are brilliant new additions to the South London side of the family. Remember, in the words of The Breakfast Club, we should “make the morning last” and, here, we can make the evening last too.