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Breakfast Club

Restaurants, Cafés Old Street
4 out of 5 stars
(13user reviews)

Time Out says

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.



Address: 2-4 Rufus Street
N1 6PE
Transport: Tube: Old Street tube/rail
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Users say (13)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:6
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
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So cute and old school

I’ve only been for dinner but I want to come back for brunch

I had the veggie waffles. To warn you, they are spicy.

The Disco Fries is my favourite. Highly recommended

And don’t forgot to ask for a visit through the fridge

Sex drugs and bacon rolls.

This is my favourite branch of the Breakfast Club, feel like more effort has been made with making the decor truly quirky. Tried the dinner menu for the first time (shocking I know), very impressed.


How can you not like a place with pineapple light on the table?

I am a fan of the Breakfast Club having visited the Angel branch and Liverpool Street one it was time to venture to the Hoxton one. Probably my favourite for decor and thankful of it's bigger size so our wait in the queue was only 10 minutes.

It was a true brunch time for us and I was very hungry post run!

I went for the potatoe and chirizo hash and swapped the mushrooms for spinach (I'm one of those mushroom haters)

I had a rather delicious latte with my brunch and I was happy with service and the overall price of this place.

The food was lovely, I really like the sauce which came with the hash and the portion size was plentiful.

I'm ready for my next visit already


I'm quite surprised after reading the positive reviews on here, whilst I agree that it is a quirky place to eat and the decor and setting make for a great experience. The service really let it down, all staff we encountered were miserable and particularly unhelpful. We did ask about the 'Mayor' and were met with a stoney faced server who told us we were too early. We had also let them know that we were there for my little cousin's birthday to which they were equally disinterested! Perhaps we caught them all on an off day but it really did sour our experience which is a shame because it had the potential to be great! Perhaps I'll give a different one a try. 


We arrived at Breakfast Club on Artillery Lane on pancake day, the line was out the door which I expected. We joined the line and the waiter calls out that its a 1.5 hour wait from where we were standing. I had previously read about asking to see the Mayor and through why not try it. It worked, we were led inside past the line and to the very cool smeg fridge where we entered, down the stairs and there it was the secret bar. So excited to skip the line, can't believe it actually worked. My lemon meringue pancakes were delicious and the bar tenders were very friendly and chatty. Cool 80's posters and toilets covered in old magazines music was more 90's which suited me perfectly. Great night out.


I visited the Hoxton arm of the Breakfast Club in the awkward period of time between Christmas and New Year’s where you’re not too sure what day it is and what you’re supposed to be doing with your life. After waiting about 15 minutes to get in (I had 10 or so other people keeping me company) I was led in by the friendly staffer who escorted me to my table, all the while apologising for the wait (a nice touch considering all the Breakfast Club restaurants tend to have a bit of a wait if you don’t/can’t book). The interior was comfortable, casual, spacious and packed full of people but, due to the layout, it didn’t feel stifling or overcrowded. After pretending to thoroughly examine the menu (I’d already decided what I wanted at home when I looked on the website) and tapping my toes to the unobtrusive 80’s music in the background, I settled on the Chorizo Hash: chorizo, grilled peppers, mushroom, caramelised crushed potatoes, poached egg with a lemon and mint sauce. The meal itself didn’t look pretty, but it tasted delicious and my avocado substitute for the peppers was a winner.

Overall it was a great experience which lived up to the hype. The end-to-end service was outstanding and I can’t wait to try out the other Breakfast Club locations around London.


I've been to the other breakfast clubs in London city but this one I found extra charming! It's hidden down a little street called Rufus Street and has a laid back uber cool vibe. I'd pre-booked for four people on a Tuesday morning and we had a great table which was a high booth. The service was good and the menu choice nice and varied. I went with an Eggs Royale and it was served on a muffin. Bill was £47 for four meals and coffees. Gotta love the Breakfast Club.


I love the Breakfast Club as it encompasses three of my great loves- the film that is it’s namesake, 80s music and my favourite meal of the day- breakfast, or if eaten later, as all Scrubs fans will know it as- brinner. And oh my goodness their breakfasts are amazing. They take traditional and trendy of-the-moment favourites and add their own twist, like adding chorizo to avocado on sourdough, home-style fried potatoes to fry ups, spiced plum compote to granola and fruit or butternut squash to eggs benedict. Every time I’ve been here the food has been incredible and the staff are always lovely. The Clapham branch is also great but Shoreditch is probably my favourite, there’s a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, great 80s soundtrack and fun memorabilia on every wall, I particularly love the Fraggle Rock wallpaper in the bathroom. Although the queues can be long at peak times it is so worth the wait. Everyone will love it, from your mother to your brother to your lover, so hang in there for possibly the best brunch in London!

I am surprised this place doesn't have more reviews! It's probably the most non-fussy yet trendy eating place with the most amazing music playlist. We went there for brunch and were ready to go and dance right after. It really is such a nice atmosphere! Try the pancakes with berries and cream - you won't be disappointed!


I knew there was going to be a long old queue at the Liverpool Street BC on a Saturday at 11am so I was prepared. My bf, his mum & his bro however were not. We were lucky that it wasn't raining as the queue was 30-40 deep and snaking down the road, however in the end we only queued 45 minutes (I'd expected over an hour).

We were sat by the door on high tables so it was a bit chilly, uncomfortable and there was no back support - be-warned when being offered these. The decor is quirky and very shabby chic and it had a good buzz but there were actually quite a few tables that were free - perhaps they needed the kitchen to catch up?
We were asked immediately if we wanted a drink, however hadn't even had a chance to look at the menu. We all went for teas or coffees which came in good time. We then ordered our food. This is when the reaaaaal wait began. It got to about 30 minutes and everyone around us had got their food. The waiter hadn't even noticed so we called him over and he went to find out where our food was... well the order hadn't even been given in! Thanks then! Another waiter came over, profusely apologised, tole us the food would be on the house and then asked us if we would like another drink. This time I went for one of the juices. They are pricey but without the food on the bill I thought I should take advantage. It was pineapple & ginger flavoured - very refreshing!
The food came out 10-15 minutes later and my golly was it good! The chorizo, poaches egg muffin is just so good! Eggs cooked to perfection, delicious chorizo on top and a little green leaf on the side. The All America looked good as did the chorizo hash.
Really because of service they only deserve a 3* but the food was so good and the apology we recieved in the way of free food made up for it! As you can tell this is a seriously biased review! If you don't want to queue for a truly awesome breakfast I would avoid this place on the weekend!

I think this may be my favourite Breakfast Club! Brilliant across the board, it's particularly good for a weekend brunch. They do a mean Bloody Mary and feather light pancakes. Definitely worth a visit! Toilets are a 5/10, but 9/10 for their toilet soundtrack!


Oh my, this experience was incredible! And it was that to me... more an "experience" rather than a "restaurant". I read the menu the night before and couldn't sleep all night because I was concentrating too hard on what I was going to eat the next morning, as I was totally spoilt for choice. And my dilemma continued once I entered into the fabulously fun and nostalgic place itself, I couldn't go somewhere so fancy and only eat (my favourite) a fruit salad. I made those and the granolas off limits as they were too 'safe' and after much deliberation went for the 'Huevos Rancheros' or the 'Mexican Brekxican' as I kept calling it... the concept of having refried beans, melted cheese, guacamole and chilli sauce for breakfast is just genius. I am not big on breakfast normally and probably hadn't eaten anything in the morning for about 8 years before this visit so I was doubtful I would finish the giant portion ... but it was so amazing that I did so with no trouble whatsoever. I am definitely going to become a regular at this place!


When I rocked up to the Breakfast Club I was more than ready for a stack of maple syrup-drizzled (or in my case, drowned) pancakes to get up in my grill, so I was pretty set on my choice: pancakes with berries and cream. A healthy stack, served with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and a freshly squeezed orange juice were handed over in exchange for a reasonable price (£11.00 total) and I was ready and raring for the day.

Hoxton Square boasts all the most dreamy places to eat in Shoreditch, and the Breakfast Club venue itself is pretty cool, decked out with Smeg fridges, old school film memorabilia, squidgy armchairs and a delightful array of mismatched furniture to sink back on in the breakfast-induced coma that follows. But it's not all sausage sandwiches and scrambled eggs, there were some delish mac and cheese and burger options also on the menu for later shindigs.

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