The Breakfast Club. Come early because there’s a long que here most weekends. You could say it’s a destination breakfast restaurant. The famous menu includes chorizo hashbrowns, bacon and banana french toast, and boston beans. White Cube is next door so after breakfast you can see an exhibition or buy limited edition prints. If seeing art isn’t your thing try visiting Columbian Road Market on Sunday for fresh flowers.
The Book Club. It’s just as popular for brunch and dinner as The Breakfast Club. The menu is, however, less adventurous. This includes Scottish smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and toast and melted cheese on toast with Worcestershire sauce. The Book Club is a social restaurant. During The Olympics it reorganised the car park and turned it into a camp. After you’ve eaten ping pong is available.
The Diner. Last time we were there the service was so slow that we walked out, however that was a few months ago it may have improved. They were the first in the area to sell milkshakes and pancakes in Shoreditch. The menu includes steaks and other typical American diner style dishes. Usually the food is very good, they refill the coffee and all day breakfast menu is available . If you love pancakes do order them at The Diner. Choices include plain, blueberry, banana and Lumber Jack breakfast.
The Albion. This is the best place to eat if you want to be seen and watch what’s going on. It’s nice to sit outside and observe people going about their business. They describe themselves as a caff, a bakery, and a small shop selling British food and drink. Freshly baked bread from the bakery isn’t cheap but delicious. Albion breakfast includes kidneys on toast, porridge with prunes and fried duck eggs on toast.
Rochelle Canteen. The restaurant opens only from Monday To Friday so if you happen to be in the area at weekends you can’t eat here. It closes very early at around 4.30 pm. The Canteen is a good place if you want somewhere quiet to discuss projects or conduct short meetings. The restaurant is well known among workers in Shoreditch simply because it provides excellent food cooked by a known chef (Margot Henderson). She’s known for expertly executing simple ingredients, mostly good quality meat, and seafood. Breakfast menu is short and sweet. It consists of Granola, yogurt with fruits, toast, eggs on toast, fried scrambled or poached eggs on toast. Try it if you’re around here during the week.
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