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Step aside cereal! London’s getting a porridge café

Posted at 5:45 pm, February 12, 2015 in Food & Drink
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Just when we’d all accepted that London’s now home to a cereal café, someone’s gone and thrown a spoon in the works: Shoreditch is getting its very own porridge café.

Don’t expect a basic menu of Quaker Oats sachets when the eatery – ingeniously called Porridge Cafe – opens on Paul Street on March 2. There are 25 porridge-based meals listed on the website, and they’re both sweet and savoury. Porridge Cafe’s gonna be serving up an oaty storm for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Dishes include bacon, beef, chicken – even a poached egg. Plus, there’s a scrumptious sounding sweet menu featuring a papaya, apple and chia seed mix, as well as a banana, almond and cocoa nib number. There’s a variety of milks to choose from, plus a rotating menu of 11 different grains, including buckwheat and quinoa.

Founder Nik Williamson says: ‘We were inspired to launch the café after seeing the Nordic revival of porridge, where it has been shown to be an exciting and versatile staple dish – both savoury and sweet’.

What do you think? Is this going to be east London’s new health hang-out? Or is porridge never going to be as exciting as retro cereal?

Check out the full menu. 

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