The Breakfast Club is a family-owned restaurant located right on Western Avenue in Allston, just about a mile from Harvard Square in Cambridge. Owner George Athanasopoulos purchased what had been Harry’s Diner twelve years ago. At that time, Harry’s Diner had been vacant for two years.
George decided to open up a diner after getting tired of working late nights as a DJ.
“I like working mornings.”
It most certainly takes a morning person to do this job. The restaurants opens at the crack of dawn at 6AM and goes strong until 2PM when it closes. The rush occurs mid-morning and doesn’t really die down until close to lunchtime. George cares a lot about quality ingredients. He sources organic cage-free eggs from New Hampshire. Things are made in house, like the scrumptious corned beef hash, jams, and fries. He offers “real maple syrup” with your pancakes, freshly squeezed fruit juices, and and assortment of diner classics with a slight twist.