As I can safely say that cereal is a serious guilty pleasure of mine, you can imagine how excited I was when I read that identical twins Alan and Gary Keery had opened Cereal Killer Café on Brick Lane in London's very hip and cool area of Shoreditch recently.
Now, this is an actual café selling a whole lot of cereal throughout the day. Every day. Not only that, but it is just a 3 minute walk from one of our Vida Vida market stalls at Spitalfields Market. What could be better?
And when I say they sell cereal, I mean a lot of cereal. Having spent months securing funding and reliable sources, the twins have managed to gather over 100 varieties of cereal, as well as 20 different toppings including frozen marshmallows and fruit and nuts (for the healthy types). From Oreo Os (South Korea) and Poppin’ Fruity Pebbles (America), not only will the two floor café provide all the nostalgia you can dream of, but a journey around the world. To top this all off, 30 different types of milk are on offer (who knew there were even that many kinds? I lost count at about eight.) including dairy-free alternatives and flavoured milks.
If cereal is not your thing, although I must say I don’t know how that can be possible, other breakfast-y staples are available, as well as locally sourced coffee and an extreme variety of pop tarts (18 different types!) and even if you’re just not a breakfast-food kind of person, I think the planned décor of the café will be reason enough to give it a visit. With over 80 vintage boxes covering the walls and masses of retro memorabilia, this sounds like a trip back to the 80's that should not be missed.
So, if you hadn’t gathered, I am definitely planning a trip (or ten!) to this amazing place, and find it hard to believe that it could be anything other than fantastic. Check out their website and snap, crackle and pop in for your cereal fix.
UPDATE (17th December 2014): Since opening less than a week ago, the cafe has been causing a real media storm. With locals queuing to try it out, the world's media have also turned up and Channel 4 News put their foot in it when they chose to "attack" the new business on their first day. This turned into a bit of a social media and mainstream media storm that is well put in this article in the Daily Telegraph. Good on you boys, may your business continue to grow.