First I must apologise for my lack of posts despite me assuring I still would be active over these next few weeks; I’ve just been sooo busy revising that I lost track of time! I came out of a 3 hour Political Cinema exam earlier and decided to treat myself to breakfast on Brick Lane at a place that I’ve seen circulating Twitter and Instagram for ages; Cereal Killer Cafe.
A cafe dedicated entirely to cereals from around the world.
Can you believe it?!
I was genuinely so excited to finally have an opportunity to go here and for the most part I really enjoyed my experience; it’s definitely a novelty factor thing.
Finding the place itself proved very difficult as the exterior doesn’t really catch the eye and bears no indication of what the cafe will be like; however once we got inside it was just a wonderland. The walls are covered from floor to ceiling in all different boxes of cereal, so many types and the packaging of them is amazing, I genuinely stood there for a few minutes trying to take it all in. It’s a complete sensory overload. According to the website it’s open from 7am-10pm, so I imagine at night it’s much more noticeable being all lit up, it must look magical.
Alongside this endless menu of cereals, there’s also Poptarts in all flavours, hot/cold drinks, toast, ‘cereal cocktails’ which are combinations of different cereals… the choice really is huge. I’ve left the link to the menu above so you can take a look for yourself; I think preparation is necessary before visiting next time!
I chose my cereal after a long, painful deliberation; a medium bowl of Disney Frozen, a type of Lucky Charms (they had those too by the way) with cute blue and white marshmallow pieces. Next- milk. As well as the regular skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole fat, there’s also ‘upgraded’ milk such as coconut, soya, chocolate, bubblegum etc for an extra price. I chose plain red-top as I didn’t see this extensive list of dairy goodness but I did opt for an extra topping on my bowl; crushed oreos. There are 20 toppings from fruit to milky way stars- again another endless array of options. The amount of combinations you can get at this place are insane.
All in all, given the size of my bowl and the extra topping charge, I paid £4.30 for the pleasure of eating my adorable Frozen charms in the window seat of this secluded little cafe. I think the price is very steep, especially when American cereals come in at 50p-£1 more expensive per bowl depending on the size (not mentioned on the price board), however I think you pay more for the novelty factor of the whole place.
My cereal was yummy and I did need breakfast anyway, plus it was an after-exam treat so I can almost justify spending £4 on a bowl of cereal, however I wouldn’t go again unless I wasn’t paying as I think it’s very expensive for what it is. I really enjoyed the decor of the place though, cereal pictures and boxes everywhere with extra seating downstairs set out like someone’s kitchen, very retro and fitting in with Brick Lane’s aesthetic.
My score: 6.5/10 – loved the idea but too expensive overall.
I’m finally going to watch a film in bed as it’s been such a hectic day, then tomorrow start revising for the two exams I have towards the end of next week. I hope anyone who has exams as well right now is finding them okay!
Have a lovely weekend!