As much as I felt the need to experience the “Full English Breakfast,” sitting down to a plate of beans and tomatoes at 9 a.m. is just not my cup of tea. You will soon discover that London doesn’t delight their mornings with the same items we do in the States. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: pancakes are actually crepes, waffles are served as sweet desserts with ice cream and bacon more closely identifies with ham.
Needless to say, an IHOP platter was something I eventually longed for… And then we found The Breakfast Club. I am disappointed that I came across this place so late in my semester, so I figured I’d give you the heads up:
The Breakfast Club is a tiny nook of a restaurant in Soho that served the answer to my prayers: scrambled eggs, toast, pancakes (not crepes) streaky bacon (crispy) and hash browns. The menu is extensive and includes mouth-watering choices like bacon pancakes – an interchanging stack of bacon and pancakes garnished with fruit and doused in syrup.
The laid-back attitude and quirky style of the breakfast joint paired with the killer cuisine makes it a must-visit.
Location: 33 D’Arblay Street W1F 8EU
Closest Tube: Oxford Circus or Tottenham Court Road