The Breakfast Club (Manchester, NH)

On many of our trips to either Boston or Rhode Island, we’re usually looking to stop for breakfast on the way, but a lot of the places we used to frequent along I-89 (such as The Footfills or School House Cafe in Warner, both of which closed permanently during the pandemic) closed, so we much more frequently find ourselves looking for new breakfast joints around Concord or Manchester. While Purple Finch in Bedford remains one of our favorites, we occasionally take the time to check around town for other options, and a recent favorite of ours has been The Breakfast Club.

While I don’t care all that much for the name (like “Hell’s Kitchen“, it’s one of those names that gets reused a lot; I think there are literally dozens of unrelated “The Breakfast Club”s around the United States), it’s actually quite a nice little spot nestled into Manchester’s east side of town, just out of the shadow of Elliot Hospital). The interior is snug, with a selection of tables and booths, and a very large communal table in the middle that is often shared by multiple parties; on a cooler winter day (like our visit), it’s quite cozy and inviting.

Menu-wise, this is your basic American breakfast joint, mostly serving up classic diner fare with a handful of interesting twists. Things like modified Benedicts (one previous visit had a particularly enjoyable “Louisiana Benedict” with buttermilk-battered fried chicken breast, sliced tomato, and topped off with Cajun-Hollandaise sauce), scrambles, and a few Mexican dishes like Huevos Rancheros. But this visit my eye was drawn to the “Skillet” section of the menu; every once in a while I just enjoy a skillet breakfast of eggs, potatoes, cheese, onions, and peppers; I used to regularly go to a (long departed) breakfast joint in Minneapolis call Big Olaf’s that had an outstanding version of the dish. The Chorizo Skillet at The Breakfast club delivered: a House-made chorizo (with a lot of peppers and onions mixed into it), grilled onion, peppers and home-made queso cheese sauce on top of home fries. Topped off with two over easy eggs, and a side of pico de gallo, and this is quite the enjoyable breakfast feast, and the house-made chorizo quite bold and flavorful.

Carol, meanwhile, opted for the breakfast burrito. The version here is a chorizo one, served up with scrambled eggs, avocado, black bean, and home made queso cheese sauce. Served with a side of pico de gallo, this is was a rather nicely composed burrito that was lightly grilled up as well, and the combination of the avocado and queso sauce made for a good combination of both flavor and texture.

Overall, we love The Breakfast Club, and I’m glad we found it as another great area option. I’m looking forward to more visits including trying a few more of their specialty Benedicts.

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  1. Joyce Construction 25 Mar 2024 at 13:19 #

    I stumbled upon The Breakfast Club in Manchester recently, and let me tell you, it’s a hidden gem worth waking up early for! Tucked away on the east side of town, this cozy spot serves up classic American diner fare with a twist. From their mouthwatering Chorizo Skillet to their satisfying Breakfast Burrito, every dish is packed with flavor and made with love. Plus, the snug interior adds to the charm, making it the perfect spot to start your day. Have you tried their specialty Benedicts yet?

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