Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cereal-iously delicious - Cereal Killer Cafe

I’m practically blogging from the grave today – I have unfortunately succumbed to the winter evilness that is a cold/flu hybrid once again. But don’t you worry, I am armed with tea, Nurofen, tissues and a hot water bottle to bring you this blog post on time!
Yesterday however, was a completely different story. I had a fantastic, action-packed day that all started off with a bowl of cereal. It wasn’t quite your normal bowl of cereal in my kitchen though, in fact it was a 43-minute tube ride and hour long wait in line away.. I went to try the newly opened Cereal Killer Cafe (you can find them here), located on Brick Lane in Shoreditch!

This fun-filled novelty café has only been open since Wednesday so I wasn’t surprised to arrive and find a pretty decent-sized queue waiting for us. That didn’t deter us, or the other cereal-loving people in the queue, from waiting for about an hour to eat a bowl of cereal. It sounds ridiculous but curiosity made me do it and it was quite the experience! The best part is this café is open everyday from 7am – 10pm so you can have cereal at almost any hour (don’t lie, everyone’s done it).

I’ll be totally honest - I’m not the hugest cereal fan, but seeing as they offer over 100 different types of cereal, 13 types of milk and numerous yummy toppings, it wasn’t too difficult to find something I would enjoy (natural granola with strawberries and Maltesers, for those wondering). As well as the giant range of cereal, they sell cereal cocktails, pop-tarts, toast, drinks and cereal-themed baking. I don’t know about you, but Reece’s Puff chocolate cake or Lucky Charms cheesecake sound pretty darn good to me.

The idea for this specialty café came about when identical twin brothers Alan and Gary Keery noticed a gap in the market for a café where you could go solely to enjoy a hearty bowl of cereal. There has been a fair bit of (undeserved, in my opinion) criticism surrounding the business since they opened their doors to the hipster-filled East London last week, but business is booming so I think we all know who’s laughing now.
What I found super duper lovely was that despite the craziness, Alan still made time to chat with us about how we liked it etc. I think it's really important for new business owners to make that connection with their customers and in the busyness of opening weekend, that could've easily been overlooked. I left feeling really happy as he seemed very genuine about talking to us and making sure we enjoyed our time there.

The whole inside is decked out with 80s and 90s cereal memorabilia, from a huge collection of milk bottles displayed in a glass cabinet to old-school Scooby Doo magazines. They even have two gorgeous pieces of art work made from cereal – how cool is that?! The soundtrack to my breakfast was “We Are The Champions” by Queen and Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”. Basically, all you need to know is that everything about this place is perfection. If you like cereal, that is.

The line when we left.. Probably about twice as long as when we queued!
I have lots of exciting posts coming up over the next few week so stay tuned for some festive blogging! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you soon,

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