Breakfast Club

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Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out
Heloise Bergman / Time Out

Wallow in an ersatz homage to an 1980s youth at this mini-chain of all-day diners dedicated to the most important meal of the day.

There are few more affable temples to nostalgia than this cluttered café, its brick walls covered with ’80s memorabilia – from record sleeves of celebrated movie soundtracks (Back To The Future, St Elmo’s Fire) to a T-shirt bearing the surnames of the original Breakfast Club actors. It's one of seven now in London, and there's another in Brighton, too.

Breakfasts take centre stage: from a full English and a US variation featuring maple syrup pancakes, to a Latin American breakfast burrito. But there are also jacket potatoes with toppings less ordinary (goat’s cheese, guacamole, grilled chicken), chunky sandwiches (such as the amusingly titled ‘When Haloumi Met Salad’) and freshly made smoothies galore. 



Venue name: Breakfast Club
Address: 33 D'Arblay Street
Opening hours: Meals served 8am-9pm Mon-Wed; 8am-10pm Thur-Fri; 9am-10pm Sat; 9am-7pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road tube
Price: Set dinner £15 3 courses.
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:4
  • 1 star:2
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Elisa R

Here’s a story for you. Two young ladies have been cursed for the past three years and it affects them greatly: they’ve tried, and tried, and tried but have never managed to get into the Breakfast club. They tried all the London branches, every day of the week, every hour of the day: they never managed to find a queue of less than an hour. But that day was the day: turns out, on a Tuesday morning at 10, you can get in after a reasonable half hour wait. Anyway, those years of frustration weren’t for nothing. What a treat this breakfast was! Everything around us looked and smelled delicious. The staff was friendly and the deco and music pretty cool. I recommend!

Richard N

Really? I queued for about an hour or so and was disappointed by the results. There's nothing too impressive about the breakfast (I felt like I could make it myself to be honest) and it's not worth the wait time or the price. It's good, but not WOW BEST BREAKFAST EVER great. Staff were also slow, but maybe because they're so busy all the time. Overhyped and overrated, don't be fooled by the insane and ridiculous queues.


The Breakfast Club aims to deliver, offering breakfast all day. With now a few establishments scattered throughout London it has become a popular destination for anyone who is after a bit of brunch anytime of the day. Be prepared to queue and wait at the weekends. Once inside, there is instantly a retro vibe and plenty of eats and treats on offer.

Personal favourites are the pancakes and berries served with vanilla crème and lashings of maple syrup. The Huevos Al Benny were also very good too!

Emma Melissa S

The service was shocking - really slow with very rude snobby waitresses. Our food was basically cold when it arrived and the 'haloumi' burger had the tiniest strip of cheese ever. The best thing about the place are the milkshakes and the fridge door to the bar downstairs. However, def not worth the hype, long wait to be seated or money.


It just goes to show that a long queue outside somewhere can fool the tourists into thinking it's worth queuing for. Breakfast Club is overrated and not that great - there are many greater, cheaper breakfast options nearby - like my favourite for affordable breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner is Grillshack on Beak Street, Soho


Hearty full English breakfast. Not bowled over by the decor and I've had superior breakfasts, but if you're hungover or just hungry it will hit the spot!


Charming and unpretentious, the BYOB policy gives TBC a feel of having a drink and a meal in a friend's flat. We were able to book a large table for 9 people on a Thursday evening without any issue. It took a little time to get served and get food, but as we had our own alcohol the time passed quickly, and the food was delicious once it arrived. Would definitely recommend for a pleasant catch-up with friends in Soho.


One of my favourite places to eat! The design inside is quirky and fun. But the best part is... bring your own booze!


I thought we would try this place out seeing that the place is never short of a 10m long queue outside. We woke up early and got there by 8.30 just to find it closed. After a stroll around soho we ventured back to d,arblay street to find a queue starting to form. As soon as the breakfast club opened we were shown to our table promptly by the scruffy looking staff in dirty flip flops but this is soho, so I suppose they call that stylish. Our table was at the back of the premises squeezed in between an American couple and another guy who I guess from his actions was also , like us, just giving this place a try. I'm not being nosey but the reason I mentioned that is that the place is so crammed that you will not help but hear the neighbouring table's conversation. A description of the atmosphere would be American diner feel married with a very European-esque petite cafe with yellow walls, random American decorations, school chairs set up in a rather unhygienic feeling place. We were given out beautifully laminated menus printed on a double sided a4 sheet and I ordered a cappuccino. Faced with an abundance of calorific options a smile was still maintained on my face. There was a choice between fat, fatter and even fatter, no short of my expectations. Finally, I opted for pancake with bacon, sausage and fried egg but swapped the fried potato for mushrooms. They had no problem with that. My partner ordered a veggie breakfast. The food took a while to arrive and by then the restaurant was completely full. The quantity was truly huge, a few rashers of bacon crispy like the crunch of stepping on fresh fallen autumn leaves, sausage was nice, lots of mushrooms which were meaty but I've had better and the pancake was something I could have gotten for 60p in a supermarket. Now why only 3 stars? The coffee was quite terrible, considering that you're charging the same price as flat white, f&g and 197 just down the road. The bacon, despite crispy, was just not very tasty. Vegetarian sausage was what dropped the score hugely for me. Just plane eww... Wanted to spit it out but managed to swallow it to avoid embarrassment. Overall I think it's jus overpriced and there is just far too much hype. You can do better going just a bit down the road at one of the many other places soho has to offer.


This place is dirty and unhygienic. Period. Case in point: I went to use the one-person bathroom downstairs, and the chef came out before I went in. After using the toilet, I realised the bathroom had NO soap in it. There was not even a drop of soap left in the dispenser... it seemed like it had never been filled. I can't imagine where the chef found his soap, but I couldn't find any. Sure, many customers like this place and the food is good, but I value a bit of cleanliness and hand-washing at my restaurants. I will not be going back.

Marston Cutler

Went there on a recommendation as we were in the area. Managed to grab the last table, people arriving a few minutes later were turned away. Menu was varied, portions were epic, everything tasted great, service was quick and polite. They'd pitched the level of 'quirky' just about right. Thoroughly enjoyable.


Food is always cold! And really boring after such a lovely looking menu! So disappointing when you have your hopes up and ready to devour what should be a delicious brunch. Have tried and tired again, no going to stop!