Breakfast is supposed to be the meal that sets you up for the day but if you are like me you only ever get a good one at the weekends. During the week I'm lucky if I can drag myself into my desk on time with an Americano hanging out of one hand and wiping the sleep out of my eye with the other. I'm just lucky that I'm a bloke and have the added bonus of not having to worry about doing my hair up because I don't have any. I have no idea what girls go through in a morning to make themselves look gorgeous nor do I want to.
I've always loved the idea of a good breakfast though and am trying to eat healthy this week after feeling like a fat, bloated bastard having just spent two weeks in America, the land of the doughnuts and buckets of coke. I spotted The Breakfast Club on Daniella's Twitter and it immediately piqued my interest because of it's location. It is based in Yogism which is the FroYo joint that was the second review ever here on the blog. I suppose you could call it a pop up but I'd see it more as a way of sweating the most out of the rent which is a great idea and one that should be used more in the tough service business.
The menu has five items all of which are super healthy. Pancakes, amazing porridge and granola all feature with a heavy emphasis on yoghurt as you would expect given the location. I went for the granola which was all sorts of epic. Packed with blueberries and all sorts of little nuts and shit which make it healthy. It was probably just me being all douchey on my new health buzz but I did feel a slow release of energy as the morning went on. The coffee probably helped too because it was strong and excellent. Bonus marks for being served water in an ice cold glass without having to ask. The whole thing came to 7.50 which is cheap when you think about the good you are doing to your body. I'd have killed for a juice or smoothie and apparently they are on the way soon. Not soon enough as far as I am concerned!
My only gripe would be that it doesn't open till 9am. Great if you are lazing around for the day or work unusual hours but that rules out most of the working population unless they can sneak down on a break.
I've heard the pancakes are all sorts of epic and I'll be going back for those. Healthy pancakes? Who doesn't want that!!! I'm going to try my best and stay away from the croissants and fry ups this week and stick to this health buzz. It makes you feel good about yourself first thing in the day and thats a good thing.