Pancake day, you little devil! Just another day in the calendar where you get to eat loads of yummy food that wouldn’t ordinarily be deemed healthy. Unless you have healthy pancakes that is, in that case, you can find my recipe here. This year, my work team and I decided to go for a team pancake breakfast and given their amazing array of pancake specials, The Breakfast Club in Soho seemed like a wise choice.
Fully aware of the fact that you can’t book, we agreed to meet at 8am. Just as well! Two of my colleagues got there just before 8am and there was already a queue forming. Luckily they grabbed us a table but it filled up very quickly and there was a queue outside the whole time we were there. I’ve never been to any of The Breakfast Clubs, but I’ve heard that queuing is definitely the norm.
Spoiler alert: I found no negatives to this place. Actually, that’s a lie. The fact that you can’t book is a negative. So let me rephrase this, there’s no more negatives!
Being Pancake Day, 5 of us opted for the pancakes. I opted for a gluten-free version of the Salted Caramel Banoffee ones (pictured). Wow. These were immense/intense! A tower topped with vanilla cream, salted caramel sauce, chocolate sauce and banana…with a cheeky banana layer in the middle. So so good, perhaps a bit too rich for 8am, but y’know, YOLO! The others opted for pancakes off of the main menu. One had pancakes with berries and heaps of vanilla cream – it was good, but way too much cream for breakfast apparently! And the others had pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, the bacon looked/smelt mouth watering. The final colleague decided that at 8am this wasn’t for her and opted for bacon, avo and poached egg on toast. The avocado was more like chunky guacamole and was stacked so high. If (when) I come here again, I’m going for that – it looks like the best basic blogger bitch brunch (amazing alliteration right there!).
The service at The Breakfast Club was faultless. The guys were so energetic and friendly, yet attentive. Even though there was a queue, we never felt rushed. 10/10 for the team!
Price wise, it’s very reasonable and in line with your usual brunch haunts. My pancakes were £9, which was great value for the quality/amount.
All in all, I would definitely recommend The Breakfast Club. We went to their Soho branch but they have others dotted around London. Just bear in mind that there’s a higher chance you’ll have queue….it’s worth it though!
Have you been? What did you go for?