London // Pancakes at The Breakfast Club

Since it was Pancake Day yesterday, Rich and I decided to find a great little pancake spot. I asked Twitter for suggestions and The Breakfast Club came up repeatedly. It was actually somewhere on my list of places to eat in London so it was a no-brainer. 

Pancakes are The Breakfast Club's speciality, so they had laid on a special Pancake Day menu with some extra variations. Yum!There are several branches but I chose Spitalfields on the basis of the amazing "sex, drugs and bacon rolls" neon sign. 

Reassuringly, there was a queue out of the door. It's always promising when somewhere is very popular. Nevertheless, we were entertained in the queue as the entrance is strewn with photos of people who have visited. Diners also leave behind foreign notes, doodles on napkins and, bizarrely, passport photos. I'd watched The Lost Boys the evening before so it was a bit creepy seeing a wall of passport photos, almost like a shrine to people who had gone missing! 

Despite the wait, and even though every table was taken, it didn't seem busy or crowded inside. We were lucky enough to be seated in one of the booths which are made from old changing room benches and right next to the windows so you can watch the world go by. 

The drinks list caused me some issues. Apple juice is something I love but £4 for a glass just seemed far too steep to justify, even in London. Nevertheless, I took a risk and it turned out to be a great decision. It's hard to describe the taste of the apple juice without saying "it literally tasted like an apple". It had all the crisp, sweet taste of biting into a juicy green apple. 
For my pancakes, I settled on lemon meringue and it was wonderful! Three deliciously soft, warm pancakes sandwiched together with tangy lemon curd, sprinkled with crunchy meringue pieces and finished off with a dollop of smooth cream, a mint leaf and a slice of fresh lemon. Sweet, ripe strawberries completed the dish. The mix of sweet and sour, neutralised by the doughy pancakes, was incredible and really filling too.
To celebrate Pancake Day, The Breakfast Club was holding a pancake challenge. If you could eat 12 pancakes in 12 minutes, your dish was free. While we were there, many tried but Fritz (in the red checked shirt above) was the only champion. Go Fritz! 

I'm very glad we decided to visit The Breakfast Club. I'll definitely be going back and, if you're ever stuck for somewhere to eat in London, I fully recommend it!


  1. 12 pancakes in 12 MINUTES. Wowsers! :O

    I looove the sound of your lemon meringue pancakes! Lemon curd is one of my favourite things ever <3

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  2. You cannot beat having pancakes at THE best place to eat em! <3

  3. I really wish I lived in London to visit the amazing bars & restaurants they have.
    This is now on my 'When in London I must go to...' list !!
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

  4. The pancakes look so amazing! The decor looks fantastic too, I'm going to London again soon so I must check it out! I don't think I could spend £4 on a glass of apple juice though! I drink so quickly it would be gone in no time!
    12 panckes in 12 minutes? Oooh that's a challenge! Congratulations Fritz!

  5. I want to go here so, so much! The pancakes look amazing!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  6. Oh god, your pancakes looked incredible!! I think I would have given the 12 pancakes in 12 minutes a shot haha. I've heard so many good things about The Breakfast Club, I wish they had something similar up north! xx


  7. So glad you picked here, but I am far too envious of lemon meringue pancakes!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  8. I love The Breakfast Club but never have the patience to join the queue on pancake day, looks like you guys made the right decision by waiting it out, the lemon meringue pancakes look 1000 times better than my home made attempt.

  9. I wish there was a Breakfast Club in Manchester, I'm dying to go - them pancakes look amazing!! xx

  10. I love that sign! So cute! Your pancakes look beautiful too x

  11. 12 pancakes in 12 minutes?? Now that's a challenge! Your pancakes look delicious xx

    Ioanna |

  12. I love pancakes, these sound amazing! And I definitely think I could have a good crack at that challenge!

  13. 12 pancakes in 12 minutes... I don't know if I could manage that! You pancakes look delicious!


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