Shoreditch’s Cereal Killer café opens today. From now on, it will be plying people on Brick Lane with 120 different cereals and 13 varieties of milk. To celebrate, we’ve went and had an exclusive peek at this breakfast laboratory’s concoctions. Here are five of its cereal ‘cocktails’, as explained by one of the Irish twin-brother founders, Gary Keery.
1 DOUBLE RAINBOW
Ingredients: Trix, Fruity Pebbles and freeze-dried marshmallows served with strawberry milk.
Gary says: ‘We put these cereals together as all the materials are rainbow-coloured. Then when you add the strawberry milk it looks amazing. It’s a real sugar high, though. I might not have that for breakfast if I were you.’
Ingredients: Coco Pops and Krave served with chocolate milk and a Kinder Happy Hippo.
Gary says: ‘This is definitely one for a chocoholic. The Kinder hippo just makes it. You chop it up and the milk goes really, really creamy.’
Ingredients: Nesquik and Cocoa Pebbles served with an espresso, milk and a Flake.
Gary says: ‘If you want an early morning kick, this take on a cappuccino puts caffeine into your cereal. Weirdly, while making it we discovered that there isn’t a single caffeinated cereal in the whole world. I’m just waiting for Nestlé to call me and go, “Listen, love what you’re doing – want to release a cereal?” Caffeine cereal would be my one.’
4 S’MORE THAN WORDS
Ingredients: Golden Grahams and marshmallows served with chocolate milk.
Gary says: ‘It’s like an American s’more, where they put chocolate and marshmallows between Graham crackers and toast them on a campfire. There’s actually a cereal called S’mores, but this is a fresher version of it.’
5 BRAN GRAN THANK YOU MA’AM*
Ingredients: Bran Flakes, granola, dried fruit and mixed seeds served with soy milk.
Gary says: ‘We did research which said that people wanted healthy cereals, so we’ve got a few options like this. But since we announced our opening, all the feedback we’re getting is people wanting something that they wouldn’t normally have at home: loaded with sugar.’