Breakfast Club

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Breakfast Club

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.

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.

Read our review of the original Breakfast Club here.

Venue name: Breakfast Club
Address: 31 Camden Passage
N1 8EA
Transport: Tube: Angel tube

Average User Rating

1.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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  • 1 star:3
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Niomi Harris

I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so went with a friend to the Angel branch. We were greeted with a queue outside and were given told it was a 15 minute wait to be seated. Once inside it was quite cramped and extremely busy but I decided to give it the benefit of a doubt seeing as this was a popular chain. I had the Veggie All American and although the sausage was quite nice with a smokey paprika taste, overall the meal was quite bland. The potatoes and mushroom lacked flavour, however the pancakes were light and fluffy and were even nicer once I drowned them in maple syrup! My friend had the pancakes and berries with vanilla cream, which she said was delicious- so maybe the sweet meals go down better than the savoury food? If I had picked a quieter time to go perhaps I would have enjoyed the atmosphere more (especially with all the cool 80's memorabilia on the walls to look at and the cheesy 80's/90's tunes on the sound-system), but as it was a weekend lunchtime, we felt a bit rushed.


I'm not sure why this place generates the queues it does. The food was terrible. I had the All-American, which involved dry, claggy 'pancakes' served with potatoes that tasted like they had been left out in a bain marie too long and three strips of bacon which had been cooked as a single fused chunk. The onions were soggy and flavourless, the sausage completely forgettable. Worst of all, the heavily diluted and oily scrambled eggs still contained sizeable fragments of eggshell. My friends had similar reviews for their respective meals (Huevos Rancheros and the Chorizo Hash Browns). I would say it was like an overpriced greasy spoon, but I have had better breakfasts at greasy spoons and I didn't have to wait to get in. To their credit, the staff were quick and friendly enough, although I suspect that was as much about maintaining turnover as seeing to us. Will not be returning - and certainly don't recommend it for others.

Disappointed as well...

Went to the BC the first time today, having previously seen the long line outside, we now came early to beat the crowd. Staff was pretty quick and attended to us. We ordered pancakes and a classic english breakfast and a fruit salad. GIven our expectations seeing the long lines everyday we were deeply disappointed. The full english was no better than what you find in any poor restaurant and the pancakes came with bacon which seemed to have been fried yesterday and only a few drops of maple syrup which made the dish very dry. So I will agree with the previous owner and go to The Elk in the Woods which is supposes to be very good. I hope that will not be my second disappointment in Camden Passage.

Disappointed Potential Customer

Arrived on a week day and thought great no long usual queue, waited ages to be seated despite the the fact it was pretty much empty. After the wait I took it upon myself to ask the blond lady behind the counter if we could sit outside, the table outside was filthy and stacked with plates so thinking someone had forgotten to clear it I returned back inside to ask the blond lady again if the table could be cleared. I was greeted with a look of annoyance and a snotty tone in her voice. In the end we felt unwelcome and left where we rather enjoyed a warm welcome, fantastic service and great food at the Elk In The Woods. The Breakfast Club has just lost two regular customers.