Wonderfully hidden away in the back of ‘The Breakfast club’ on Artillery Lane, lies this little gem of a cocktail bar.
Like all ‘secret bars’ the whole idea is an oxymoron, but the feeling you get when walking into one is still a feeling of excitement. Walking into the Breakfast Club we were met by a young woman, and as advised by the bar’s website we asked “to see the Mayor”. The entrance to the bar didn’t disappoint as a near authentic looking Smeg fridge which, when opened, leads downstairs to the bar.
Once inside you notice how small the area is, but frankly that seemed to add to the character and charm of the whole place. Looking around it seems there is space for roughly 40 or so people.
We were just there for drinks, but the food on offer did smell & look good as it was shuffled around by the staff to the customers.
We sat at two of the four chairs at the bar. The prices for cocktails all start from a reasonable £8 and include ‘short’, ‘long’ and champagne cocktails.
The drinks we initially went for were excellent, and sitting at the bar was particularly good whilst watching the barmen perform the dark arts of cocktail crafting.
We did see as we left that there were great deal of people waiting up stairs for the opportunity to go and soak up some of the Scaredy Cat charm, so I’d recommend you arrive between 5 and 6pm – they don’t take bookings at all.
Overall, I would highly recommend a visit to this classy joint; it’s a perfect place to impress on a date.
Tel: 020 707 89 639 or just show up and ask “to see the Mayor”
12-16 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS