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The Breakfast Club

Where: 342 Cypress St., Manchester
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mondays
Visit: breakfastclubmanchester.business.site or call 232-3311




Welcome to the Club
Southwest-style eats at new Manchester diner

01/11/18
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 The space on the corner of Cypress and Massabesic streets on Manchester’s East Side where many eateries have come and gone — Metro Diner, New Day Diner and Andy’s Place, to name a few — has a new diner, with renovations like handbuilt wooden countertops and tin ceiling tiles to give it a cozy, rustic feel.

It’s called The Breakfast Club, and while the name has no direct connection to the ‘80s cult classic film of the same name, according to owner Tim Papakostas, the diner is already beginning to gain a following since opening about six weeks ago. It’s open for all-day breakfast and lunch six days a week and features a menu of homemade omelets, crepes, soups, sandwiches, burgers and more.
“We’ve had a very good response,” Papakostas said. “The people have been very kind to us and the whole menu sells pretty good.”
Among the menu items that Papakostas said have especially taken off are the ones found in the Southwest section. They include huevos rancheros (two eggs any style on top of a crispy tortilla with chorizo queso, black beans and pico de gallo), stuffed scrambled egg tacos, croque senorita (ham and cheese sandwich on sourdough bread topped with an over-easy egg) and a breakfast burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, avocado, black beans and chorizo queso. All are served with your choice of home fries or seasonal fruit.
The menu also features various types of omelets, like traditional cheese, but also a Tuscan omelet with roasted tomato, roasted pepper, grilled onions and Gorgonzola cheese; a Southwest omelet with chorizo sausage, grilled onion and pepper, avocado, queso and pico de gallo; and a Mediterranean omelet with fresh baby spinach, feta cheese and Kalamata olives.
For crepes, choose from flavors like Nutella banana (filled with Nutella, banana slices and a chocolate drizzle), McIntosh (filled with cinnamon baked apples, ham and cheese, and drizzled with powdered sugar) and Virginia (filled with scrambled eggs, ham and cheese and topped with hollandaise sauce), among others.
But if you want to stick with the traditional route, there is also an extensive menu of pancakes, French toast, eggs made in any style and breakfast sandwiches, all of which can be ordered separately or as menu combos with bacon, sausages, ham, homefries and more.
Papakostas, who has worked in and owned several restaurants across New Hampshire and Connecticut over his nearly 40-year career — including the former Nathaniel’s Family Eatery in Nashua — said the menu is almost entirely new, since it’s his first to include all-day breakfast.
“The one thing we’ve noticed, that is probably because of the name, is that we’ve got more breakfast going out than anything else, even at lunchtime,” he said.
Lunch items available include a few soups, salads and a variety of wraps and sandwiches. A small section called “guilty pleasures” features burgers and macaroni and cheese, with options to add Buffalo sauce, chicken or bacon. 





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