Cereal Killer Cafe. 139 Brick Ln, London E1 6SB. Saturday afternoon cereal for two.
One of the best things about going on holiday is breakfast at the hotel where you can mix cereals. It’s just not the sort of luxury you have at home very often and opens up a lot of tasty possibilities. For this reason, after the media hype had settled down, I visited the Cereal Killer Cafe and enjoyed mixed cereals in this unique environment.
On arrival the passionate team make it very easy with various combinations (they say cocktails) of cereals that pair well, including the chocopottomus, my choice on the day. It’s a mix of coco-pops, chocolate krave, a kinder happy hippo and chocolate milk (your choice of dairy, soy etc) served in a kitsch glass.
A very popular restaurant
From the outside, I could already see the queue. In front of us were tourists from all around the world who wanted to visit the UK’s first cereal only restaurant, and perhaps get a little nostalgic. However, the theme of the decor is 90s childhood and I don’t think most of the people here would remember those days!
The wait to be served was made OK by all the memorabilia and looking at unusual cereal boxes, some from childhood and some brand new. Several people in the queue left, making it a quicker process; they’d just wanted to tag themselves online and take a photo.
Sitting downstairs, there’s a mixture of single beds, tables and chairs. It’s a lot more Gladiator themed down here. It was unique and cool, a one off in the city, don’t get me wrong, it just wasn’t to my taste and felt a bit dark and closed in (it is located in the basement). I’d actually have loved the theme to have been based on high-end fine dining with white tablecloths and silver cutlery. The juxtaposition would be more fun in my eyes.
How was the cereal?
Down to the food itself, the cocktail I had was delivered very crunchy and tasted like chocolate so was never going to fail to impress. As I said earlier, I always enjoy mixing cereals as it signals to me that I’m on holiday somewhere. The presentation was amazing, quirky and fun, so I cannot fault them on that. It’s also very good that they don’t pour the milk on for you as this would risk sogginess.
I’m very glad to have been to the Cereal Killer Cafe as it was another place that had been on my hit-list for a while (along with the likes of Duck & Waffle) as it’s unique and a brilliant idea. I did see online that a few thought it was quite expensive, but you’re getting a meal for under £5 and sometimes it’s just worth it to have a different experience.
If you’re heading in the direction of Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, stop by here and relax in the past for a little while, or just to see what posters you may have chosen for your room if you’d been around in the early 90s.
Have you been? Let me know what you think. Overall, I enjoyed my trip but would love to see the other end of the theme spectrum with this idea as well, just to compare!