The much talked about Soho brekky grub joint 'The Breakfast Club' has recently opened its newest and first baby across the river.
Three of us school chicks decided we needed a good catch up and popped down one Saturday, reading rave reviews we went with high expectations and hungry tums.
Arriving we were told there would be a 20/30 minute wait, which luckily in the sunny(ish) weather we had that morning we were happy to do so. Once seated our order was quickly taken and tap water arrived without a prompt.
The brunch/breakfast menu is fantastic... ranging from the normal Full English to some out-of-the-ordinary options of wraps, pancakes and sarnie's with many having a Mexican twist to them.
Banning us from having anything ordinary Miss D went for the banana and bacon French toast served with maple syrup. The generous portion of eggy yumminess came with lashings of perfectly crisp streaky bacon, and plenty of caramelised banana pieces. For those of us with a sweet tooth this is for you, as the sweet eggy bread tastes like sweet pancakes however, far fluffier and easier, I thought, to gobble down. This, she washed down with a spinach, mint, mango and apple smoothie aka 'Green is Good'
Miss R went for the unusually named 'Huevos al Benny' after it had a waitress' recommendation with a side of 'home-style fried potatoes'. This consisted of poached eggs, chorizo, roasted peppers, avocado, chillies and a spicy hollandaise on an English Muffin. I had slight food envy as this looked fantastic.
Purely out of constant inquisition I chose the 'Huevos Rancheros'. I have always wanted to try this dish and never finding a place that does it when having brunch... being a fan of mexican foods and being starving I was told that this would be a good option...
Two perfect, lightly fried eggs sat either side of refried beans, chorizo, salsa, sour cream and guacamole which was then on top of a tortilla with cheddar cheese inside. A lot of food to take in but my god this was seriously good, if also, very filling! I used my tortillas to scoop up the sauces and plonk a bit of the chorizo sausage on top which all made for a pretty decent mouthful of tastes! The refried beans had a decent kick to them and the salsa a perfect sharpness to cut through what would be a pretty heavy dish. For a brunch this was incredible, and I left pleased (and stuffed) I had gone for something out of the ordinary...
My choice of beverage was another of their smoothies called 'Berry Granny' which consisted of Pomegranate, blueberries, raspberries, apple and ginger. Really refreshing, plentiful and delicious too. (Green smoothie in background)
Would I return? - definitely! The Breakfast Club not only does fantastic food and unusual ingredients, it's good value (my meal came to £13) and has a lively atmosphere from 9am right through till late. Perfect as it's brunch time somewhere in the world any time of day...
The Breakfast club: 5-9 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG n.b. NO RESERVATIONS ON WEEKENDS.