Friday, January 30, 2009

The Breakfast Club, D'Arblay St

Great name for a cafe. I wonder why no-one's thought of it before?

There are two branches of Breakfast Club, this one in Soho which opened in 2005 and another in Camden Passage in Angel which opened in 2007.

Inside you are greeted by nice, friendly staff and a ragtag-style interior made up of seemingly reclaimed items of furniture. The atmosphere is either Bohemian or cheap, depending on how you look at it, and reminded me of places I would frequent as a student. It's certainly a place with character and a great alternative to the ubiquitous chain coffee shops.

One word of warning: I sat at the back of the cafe and noticed that the cooking smells from the kitchen were quite strong so I'd recommend trying to sit at the front if you can.

The menu is has a very un-British feel to it. By that I mean it's something I would expect to find in the US or maybe Australia; Wraps, smoothies and salads all feature heavily as well as the more conventional breakfast items. Obviously, the sausage sandwich was all I was interested in.

This was quite a hefty sausage sandwich, made with thick slices of a good quality, fresh bread and two sausages. The sausages were meaty and of decent quality. Overall the sandwich seemed a little dry - perhaps due to the thickness of the bread or the amount of time the sausages had been cooking. Still, it's a substantial and satisfying sandwich made with ingredients that won't fill you with remorse after eating. Can't fault the price either.

3.5 out of 5 (Bohemian in a rickety chair kind of way)

Website: The Breakfast Club Soho


Anonymous said...

looks good. your mission is honorable. how can you not love tubed meat? if you're ever in the States and make your way to Wisconsin, stop in Madison for a white brat at State Street Brats []. delectable. can't beat the spicy waffle fries and a cold beer, either. especially on Badger football days or during the World Cup!

launched my own food blog last week and would love for you to pop in some time!

cheers and best of luck sausage-ing,


Discover Unearthed said...

The Breakfast Club looked cute but I would have liked to see some onions - gentle fried until sweet - spilling out of that sandwich myself. Maybe the oil would have moistened things up a little!

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