The latest in the small London chain of Breakfast Club cafes born out of Soho, the Spitalfields branch hides a fun secret… but we’ll come to that later. Hidden down a little lane in the buzzing Spitalfields area, just a stones throw from Liverpool Street station and Spitalfields Market, this down to earth diner draws inspiration from American 1980’s kitsch.

Welcomed by a sign reading ‘Sex, Drugs, and Bacon Rolls’ you’re led into a space covered in 1980s novelty posters and knick-knacks like the infamous Lucky Trolls (remember, with the neon hair? I used to LOVE these), making for a playful and amusing atmosphere.This place exudes fun.

The menu is true to its American roots, and definitely does brunch best, with stacks of golden pancakes and breakfast burritos, and fusion European tastes like chorizo. That’s not to say it’s lunch and dinner menus aren’t mouth-watering – they serve up comfort food like the English classic, pie and mash, and inventive salads, as well as the Australian chef’s favourite beef burger recipes from back home.

While the cafe is a great place for a satisfying meal and a great atmosphere, those who notice the large white Smeg fridge are in for a treat. We asked the waitress nicely lo a behold we were led through the fridge door and down some dark stairs into the basement speakeasy, Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town. Feeling like we’d tumbled down Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole, the bar measured up to our anticipation with its dimly lit, timeless atmosphere. The cocktails menu stays pretty safe but the drinks are well mixed and generous, and of course the food – selected from the diner menu – is mouth watering.

Get there early to grab a table – it can get busy as the night wears on!

Sholeh - I live in North London and love this city for the incredible range of things happening all at once, and the different cultures all mixed in together. I'm especially fond of going to the theatre, finding interesting cocktail bars (the lesser known the better) and eating LOTS of good food, preferably food I haven't tried before. I also have a fetish for independent book shops, turkish baths and writing.