I went there today around 11am .. no queue .. great first impression, warm, buzzing place in what before was an anonymous dead spot .. was expecting great food too but was sadly disappointed .. coffee tasted too bitter or burnt .. eggs hollandais were not soft or runny enough, sauce was ok but muffin was weird: dense and hard .. "home fries" were sort of black-looking and either overcooked or under-seasoned .. i will go back to try the pancakes but right now it looks like a triumph of style over substance.
Went there for a second time, had vegetarian breakfast with pancakes and coffee .. wow, just terribly, terribly bland .. the pancakes were so tasteless that I almost left the second one .. coffee once again was so-so and not that big a cup and of course no free refills .. this place is another triumph of style over substance .. and you pay handsomely for the "style" .. when I lived in US years ago I went frequently to diners .. all had a pretty uniform style which was functional, not trying to be "ironic" or trendy .. but the food was tasty and the price was low .. a world away from the expensive silliness of a breakfast "club" in today's london.
queues were enormous on sunday, it's good, but not THAT (waiting for at least an hour) good. ridiculous really. NO WHERE near was a breakfast to be had. c'mon se1-ers, can we have another breakfast place please. not frilly and fancy, not keen on the caf' - somewhere inbetween?
Schnake, there really are some great alternatives not far away... The Table, also on Southwark Street does a fantastic breakfast (not cheap mind, but neither is Breakfast Club) and Albion at Neo Bankside does a very solid brunch - not sure about normal breakfast...
I decided to see what all the fuss was about with The Breakfast Club on Saturday yesterday. I was highly disappointed. Coffee was awful & the Bacon Roll was dry. The don't take the 'Buzz Card'. I won't be going there again.