Cereal. What’s the first thing which comes to mind?
For me, it tends to be something healthy-ish, like muesli topped with banana, or shreddies and strawberries. Cravings tend to come at any time of day. And yes, cereal for dinner is something I definitely do every now and again! Cereal is one of those simple things which brings such food happiness, which is why the Cereal Killer Cafe had to be on my list!
The first cereal-themed cafe in the UK, Cereal Killer Cafe now has two London branches and one in Birmingham. The Camden branch was the second launch for Cereal Killer Cafe, and is located in the Stables Market – the super cool market with an array of eateries, clothing and accessory stalls/stores and antiques.
The Cereal Killer Cafe in Camden has an indoors restaurant, which you can enter once having ordered and collected your VHS case, which acts as your table number – we had a Harry Potter case – as well as an outdoor eating area, which looks like it’d be great for the sunnier days.
The interior is really fun. The walls are covered with 90’s memorabilia, limited edition cereals boxes, old-school TVs with 90’s shows playing, and through towards the back there were even beds, which acted as benches for customers to sit on and enjoy a bowl of the good stuff.
The menu is pretty extensive. Claiming to have over 100 different types of cereal from around the world, with different types of milk, toppings, hot drinks, soft drinks and shakes, poptarts and toast too, there’s plenty to choose from.
The cereal cocktails are the most tempting, combining different types of cereal, with a special milk and toppings, and the names are amusing too – from ‘Unicorn Poop’ and ‘Don’t Have a Cinnamon’ to ‘Cookies ‘n’ Scream’.
The ‘Double Rainbow’, a mixture of Froot Loops, Trix, Freeze Dried Marshmallows and Strawberry Milk, was deliciously fruity.
The Strawberry milk was a tasty alternative to the semi-skimmed I’d usually have, and with the addition of fresh blueberries (which we realised they’d forgotten at first, but soon rectified), it sure satisfied that cereal craving, and more.
The ‘Don’t have a Cinnnamon’ was just as tasty. A combination of Curiously Cinnamon, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Apple Jacks and Honey served with semi-skimmed milk, it was a super sweet crunchy mixture of cinnamon flavours.
With a Nutella drizzle and fresh banana added on top (giving Alex a balanced breakfast haha), he was in cereal heaven – Ok, that’s a bit cheesy but it’s pretty much his perfect bowl of cereal!
The coffees aren’t anything special, but that’s not really what you go there for – I would definitely go for a soft drink next time, or perhaps a Stacked Hot Chocolate as they look awesome!
The Malt Shakes look seriously good too, served in a milk canister, topped with a mountain of whipped cream, and added drizzle and toppings. The Salted Caramel one, topped with cream, caramel drizzle and rolos, was sweet and creamy. Delicious, it was nice and light, not too thick. It’s not quite up there with the best milkshakes, but sure was tasty!
At just over £18 for two cereal cocktails, a coffee and a malt shake, it’s not the cheapest place for breakfast – especially cereal – but it’s worth it for the experience. I wouldn’t go for a standard bowl of cereal, but the cereal cocktails are super cool, and totally picture-worthy. Eating a bowl of cereal, on one of those 90’s style single beds, has something of a fun edge to it – Who doesn’t want breakfast in bed at the weekend?
Have you been anywhere fun recently?