I love breakfast…like really, really love breakfast. Give me a bowl of cereal and I am one happy lady. So can you imagine how excited I was when my friend Hannah suggested we go out for breakfast and we arrived outside a place called The Breakfast Club!
This yellow beacon of breakfast bounty is hidden away in Islington’s Camden Passage and when I’m greeted by a sign basically telling me to eat more cake, I just know we’re going to get on! The Angel cafe is just one of 10 Breakfast Club’s scattered around all those über trendy places you just know you should be seen in:
- Soho (the original)
- Canary Wharf
- Hackney Wick
- London bridge
Each has its own unique twist, the Angel one being that it looks exactly like your nan’s living room, you know all cosy, warm and inviting, but absolutely rammed to the rafters with quirky knick knacks and nostalgic bric-a-brac…it’s amazing! We’re welcomed through the door by a lifesize cardboard cut out of Elvis Presley, before being seated in the window – always the best, because I absolutely love a good old nose at what’s going on outside.
I’m useless when it comes to making my mind up about what to choose from a menu, especially when there’s so much choice, so this was gonna be tough. There’s everything from waffles and pancakes to cooked combos and everything oaty, I am literally in breakfast heaven. I do what I always do in situations like this and basically panic order when the waitress comes over, but it’s a good, and surprisingly healthy, choice – Banana Bircher. And OMG it is the best bowl of oats I’ve had in a long, long time. I love a bowl of porridge, but have never really got on with overnight oats, it’s the whole cold thing that bothers me and the stodge factor. This however, has changed my mind. Don’t let the size fool you, the bowl may be small but boy is this bircher bounteous. Banana, cinnamon and vanilla soaked oats, with yogurt, strawberries and toasted almond flakes is a creamy taste explosion in the mouth and when you get served something that looks and tastes like pudding for breakfast, you just know you’re onto a winner.
I washed it down with a refreshing cold pressed green juice (well, I was going to Be:FIT after, it was kind of the done thing), made from spinach, celery, lemon, apple and ginger and tasted even better knowing that £1.50 of the £4.40 price tag would be donated to a charity of the staff’s choice.
Don’t for one minute think that The Breakfast Club is ALL about the breakfast, I mean don’t get me wrong they do breakfast mighty fine, but they are far from being a one trick pony and offer a good selection of lunches and dinners as well as a cocktail list – breakfast and cocktails all under one roof…literally the dream!
Come here if you love breakfast more than life itself, come here if you want an experience, but above all else make sure you come here HUNGRY!