Mira, Poonie, and I hit up the Hoxton location for dinner, and surprisingly, there was no queue! We were seated right away, and there were only two other parties dining. I was told that the Soho location always has a super long queue, and I’d think probably an even longer queue for brunch, so we definitely got lucky, or perhaps we were simply more strategic.
When we arrived, there were 15 minutes until the end of happy hour, where you could buy one drink and get one drink free. We were tempted to get the honey mojito: vodka, grapefruit, lemon, mint & honey 7.00, and Pimms twist: Pimms, Kamm & Sons, grenadine, lemon & ginger ale 7.00.
However, Mira and I don’t really drink, which meant we would only be giving each cocktail a taste and then have Poonie down the rest of the two cocktails herself, which might have been a little much. If I didn’t have to get home myself in the unfamiliar city of London, I might have helped out a little more with the cocktails, but nah. I mean, it’s not like I would have gotten wasted on one cocktail, but I didn’t need an unpredictable variable to my evening–I have enough travel anxiety as it is.
(You’re probably like, omg Audrey this is not a big deal, but I’ve only ever sipped on alcohol to taste, not to drink, okaaay?? I wanted to try the honey mojito and Pimms twist though; they sound good. I’m on a slow-going hunt to find some kind of alcohol I like, because so far I’ve not liked anything I’ve tried, albeit I’ve only tried wines and beers, not cocktails. I’d rather have bubble tea tbh.)
I got the kale, sweet potato, and feta tacos, with popcorn chicken and a side of sweet potato fries: soft corn tacos with pumpkin seeds, Sriracha & pico de gallo 8.50 add popcorn chicken 3.00. Mira got the fireball chicken and waffles, with a side of dirty rice: spicy buttermilk chicken with house dill & cider pickles, fresh baked waffle, peanut butter, sour cream & maple syrup 11.00. Poonie got the chorizo hash: chorizo, grilled peppers, mushrooms, caramelised crushed potatoes & a poached egg, with a lemon & feta sauce 9.00.
We each tried a bite of each other’s foods, and in my biased opinion, the kale, sweet potato, and feta tacos were the most delicious! It was a little difficult to bite through the kale and not pull out all the filling, but with some strategic maneuvering it was possible! The additional popcorn chicken I got wasn’t very good though; it was quite dry. I had been craving Taiwanese popcorn chicken, and I knew The Breakfast Club wouldn’t have Taiwanese style food, but I hoped it would have some other good version of popcorn chicken. I’m pretty sure the popcorn chicken was the same kind of chicken for the fireball chicken and waffles, but cut up into small pieces.
Splitting the bill evenly in thirds, we ended up each paying 11.00. Not bad for this entire spread, eh? We were absolutely stuffed, full in the stomach and full in the heart.
I could eat breakfast for every meal. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if time stood still, if it were perpetually breakfast time, if we could just sit and dine with our friends all day? Kind of like in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where it’s perpetually tea time. I don’t think I’d be mad about that!
2-4 Rufus Street
Hoxton, London, N1 6PE
Have you eaten at The Breakfast Club before?
Up next: Tune in to the blog on Monday for a blog post on another cafe we hit up in London: Joe & the Juice!