DCL Acquires 2 New London Sites for The Breakfast Club

December 20, 2012

On behalf of the Breakfast Club, the licensed all-day café chain, Davis Coffer Lyons has completed the acquisition of two new London sites, following a reported 25% increase in sales year-on-year.

Davis Coffer Lyons has secured units at 5-9 Battersea Rise SW11, formerly Le Bouchon Bordelais restaurant, a triple-fronted 3,703 sq ft unit next door to the Strada.

The concept has also acquired a site currently being refurbished at 11 Southwark Street, SE1, a shell unit close to Borough Market and London Bridge underground station. A new lease was granted at the 3,907 sq ft property, residing close to nearby occupiers Roast, Brindisa and Monmouth Coffee. Both acquisitions have A3 planning use, occupying ground floor and basement.

The new restaurants complement the Breakfast Club’s existing portfolio comprising Hoxton, Angel, Soho and Spitalfields. The Spitalfields site also includes the concept’s first foray into the bar market with an ancillary 40-cover speakeasy and cocktail bar called the Mayor of Scaredy Town.

The Breakfast Club was founded in 2005 and has grown steadily during the recession. It is centered around an ethically sourced, freshly prepared breakfast range from traditional English to Pancakes and Eggs Benedict, to mueslis, porridge and fruit salads. Its all-day offer also includes wraps, burgers, burritos, pies, sharing plates and salads.