The Breakfast Club

Rufus Street, London

Big for burritos but over-reliant in the 'retro' decor...

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The Breakfast Club
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7/10 from 1 user review
Address:2-4 Rufus Street,
London, N1 6PE
Map:Map & nearby
Region:
Nearest Station:Old Street
Category:Cafes, Snack Shops & Tea Rooms
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Opening Hours:

Mon:08:00 - 23:00
Tue:08:00 - 23:00
Wed:08:00 - 23:00
Thu:08:00 - 00:00
Fri:08:00 - 00:00
Sat:09:00 - 00:00
Sun:09:00 - 22:00



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Chow-down on London's best fry-ups
Saturday detention never tasted so good! Welcoming of ‘athletes’, ‘princesses’, ‘basket cases’, ‘criminals’, ‘geeks’ and any other American high school labels prevalent in the movies of the late, great John Hughes. Yes, it has a catchy name but the menu can back it. The meat in the fry up is the real winner and if you’re afraid of the full English then there’s a whole host of American brunches to consider.

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At popular chainlet The Breakfast Club they're fans of supersizing. Take for instance the All American, which comes with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, streaky bacon and maple syrup, a bit like a Transatlantic full English on a pancake.



"Big for burritos but over-reliant in the 'retro' decor..."

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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The Hoxton Breakfast Club came third as the company expanded. Becoming its biggest branch, the breakfast, lunch and dinner café brought with it things that the previous two could only dream of.

Located in the heart of Hoxton, the design clearly picks up on what it perceives the area’s prerequisites to be in terms of décor. Which means old bikes, mounted antlers, ‘retro’ signs, Smeg fridges and slightly cringe worthy slogans painted here and there. There is such a thing as overkill and The Breakfast Club seem to be creeping up to it pretty quickly. This place is expensive and despite all those chipper antique signs and neon lights, it’s hard to decipher the atmosphere they’re going for here.

Like the other branches, breakfast is all about pancakes, bacon, burritos, poached eggs and salmon. Having sampled the breakfast burrito, we can recommend you go hungry, order it and leave stuffed and satisfied.

One positive difference about the Hoxton Breakfast Club is its evenings. The menu delivers a version of everyone’s favourite modern American junk food menu – so au courant – and the restaurant works well as an evening destination. The clear winner in the evening is the Cow VS Pig Burger. Teaming a steak patty with a pile of BBQ pulled pork is excessive. Excessively delicious! The all day/all night menu also keeps the classic breakfasts available along with more burritos, hearty salads and hot sandwiches.

Somehow in between styles, The Breakfast Club is the kind of place that you just need to check off your list. Not quite fancy enough for a date and yet not quite right for a junk food splurge with friends. It does plenty well but it’s always going to be about the breakfasts.



T.A.O reviewed The Breakfast Club on Fri 20 Sep 2013


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User Rating: 7 / 10
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T.A.O
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Member since: May 2011
Posts: 10
We came here for breakfast and dinner two weekends apart. Conclusions? Go for breakfast - the pancakes and bacon are really good and it feels like a more appropriate place to be in the AM.

The evening? Not so great. The burgers lacked the punch of a Lucky Chip or similar place and the pulled pork wasn't up to Bodean's standards.

However, we had a lovely time on both occasions.

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