Breakfast Club

Cafe at 33 D'arblay Street
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8 / 10 from 2 reviews
33 D'arblay Street
020 7434 2571
Nearest Station
Tottenham Court Road
0.24 miles
Opening Times
Monday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Tuesday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Wednesday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Thursday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Friday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Saturday Open 08:00 - Closes 22:00
Sunday Open 08:00 - Closes 19:00

The Breakfast Club is open morning, noon and night for coffee, smoothies and delicious hot and cold snacks.

All In London Review

This is as close to an American breakfast diner as you can get and they don’t hold back on the fatty meats and syrupy sweets. And nor should they.

None of us ever got to eat at the Bayside Diner with Zach, Screech and the gang but the Breakfast Club in Soho offers a little slice of what that experience might have been like. Right? No? Just me?

Anyway… The tiny – it’s pretty cramped – space on D’Arblay Street in Soho seems to be a favourite with everyone from the guide book tourist gangs to out of work actors. So one thing you can always be sure of is a queue. But queues mean quality, right? Well, maybe not always but at The Breakfast Club they do. A cross between a teenager’s bedroom and a café, the venue plays on the pop culture in a big way, which is the least you’d expect considering its name. Yes, it’s a bit ‘wacky’ and there’s certainly a touch of the ‘you don’t have to be crazy to work here but it helps’ about it but that beats glum faces and ineffective waiting any day.

The food is a mix of English and American with a little Tex-Mex thrown in for good measure. The pancakes, syrup and sweet bacon stacks and the huevos rancheros are incredibly good. The breakfast burrito could have its own Facebook appreciation page and the full English is a mountain. The only serious problem is the quality of the sausages. For around £10 you expect every ingredient in a cooked breakfast to be premium and the sausages are not. If you’re a light eater then the heavy dishes available at The Breakfast Club might not suit your tastes. This is as close to an American breakfast diner as you can get and they don’t hold back on the fatty meats and syrupy sweets. And nor should they.

By night the place turns into a restaurant of sorts, however, it doesn’t compare to the breakfast atmosphere – even if it is BYOB. If you’re in town for the day, showing folks around or just in the mood for a pile of pancakes covered in sugar snap bacon and maple syrup, then do detention at the Breakfast Club.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Sep 20, 2013

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Still great food but save a quid or two on the bar bill

The Soho branch of this café isn’t licenced but you can take your own alcohol. Food is of the stodgy, comforting variety; think pancakes, burgers, burritos and wraps, as well as classic puds like sticky toffee pudding and bannofee pie.

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You can still have a good time...

This popular chain doesn’t just serve breakfast, as they’re also open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Feast on gourmet burgers and comfort food like mac and cheese and burritos. Their Soho Branch eschews alcohol in favour of healthy smoothies, fresh juices and creamy milkshakes.

User Reviews


Aug 28, 2013

The food may be a little overpriced and the queues are insane but the experience as a whole makes up for that.

It's original and quite possibly the best place to have breakfast in London.
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