It’s the middle of December in London Town and I’ve been stood, freezing my Christmas socks off in a queue for the last hour. Was I queuing for a ride at Winter Wonderland? No. Was I queuing to get into Selfridges food hall? I wish. No, I was queuing for a bowl of cereal. Yup, go back and read that bit again…..a…bowl…of…cereal.
Cereal Killer Cafe only opened on Thursday last week, and has already had it’s fair share of controversy which may have explained the line of people stretching out the door and round the corner of the quirky cafe on Brick Lane in Shoreditch.
I may not have discovered this little gem if it hadn’t been for my best friend’s obsession with cereal (seriously, she’s sat opposite me right now wearing a coco pops t-shirt especially for the occasion). This unusual cafe promised to be her spiritual home so we absolutely had to go whilst enjoying a festive weekend in London.
Cereal Killers was the brainchild of twin brothers Gary and Alan Keery, offering over 100 different types of cereals from around the world. The small, retro style cafe has a very relaxed vibe (got the feeling that onesies would be welcomed), and is crammed with cereal memorabilia and there’s a fantastic display of limited edition cereal boxes displayed on the wall as you walk in – enough to make any cereal enthusiast get uncontrollably excited and squeaky, believe me, I watched!
With so much choice you may need to try more than one bowl and in my humble opinion at a cost of £2.50 – £3.50, this is perfectly do-able. The brothers came under fire on their extremely busy opening day for refusing to continue an interview with an antagonising channel 4 reporter who was suggesting that they were wrong to open the cafe in one of London’s poorest areas where local residents may not be able to afford the prices. First of all, £3.50 would barely get you a cup of coffee in some places I could mention, and also I can’t afford to have dinner every night at the posh hotel down the road….but no-one has taken up that case for me! This is a small independant business who had a fantastically unique idea, and judging by the queue outside the door, the publicity hasn’t done them any harm.
But the proof was in the pudding….or should I say breakfast. I had a double rainbow cereal cocktail and a bowl of everyones forbidden favourite – Lucky Charms.
Whilst Kate had a Bananarama cocktail and a bowl of Corn Pops.
Both were delicious and with so much choice, both old favourites and new flavours will have you coming back for more whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack. As I bounced out of the cafe on an e-numbers high I was thoroughly convinced that cereal had never been more fun!