I thought I’d visit the famous cereal killer café in the very hipster Brick Lane/Shoreditch area. Now, this café is fantastic, its quirky, retro and totally unique. There isn’t another alternative joint in London quite like this, GBK are trying to copy this unique selling point with their ‘killer cereal morning breakfast’ but it’s just embarrassing. Set in the ‘alternative’ part of London, this place blends in well with the type of crowd, I call it the ‘Harajaku’ of London, if you’ve been to Tokyo you’ll know what I mean. Fashionable, grungy and no dull colours in sight, it’s an art district in itself. There is a selection of over 120 various cereals from around the globe particularly the USA, the sugar king nation of the world. They can source any cereal from around the globe, so they literally have EVERYTHING. It only gets better when they have 20 different toppings and 30, yes thirty different kinds of milk.
You guys are going to think I am a bit loopy as did the staff but I ordered the lucky charms with fresh strawberry toppings. The staff were lovely and very welcoming. They heavily emphasized if I was a thousand percent sure in ordering a very ‘obvious’ choice. I was sure and proceeded with full fat milk as this is the milk I grew up with in my household. Now, before you judge me, I have never had the ever so ‘famous’ lucky charms, I know, shock horror. I grew up on other cereals that included Kellogg’s coco pops, ricicles, crunchy nut cornflakes, frosted shreddies and frosties.
After having a one spoonful the true sugar rush feeling came back. It is a light,fun alternative to a greasy breakfast that becomes a monotonous routine. Not only this, but it’s a fantastic place to get reminiscing back to your childhood back when you’d watch Saturday morning tv with your fav bowl. The environment is 80’s and 90’s themed with tons of memorabilia that will hundred percent take you back to your popstar walled bedroom in no time. The vibe is geek chic, 90’s grunge esque with their décor sporting vintage milk bottles and toy watches. It is a ‘bedroom’ basement style on the lower floor, which I found comforting and made me feel like I time travelled.
The memorabilia is super adorable which is part of their merchandise, they sell all cereal themed goods, soft toys, the honey monster was the cutest. Now, the pricing is around 3-4 pounds, some might assume it’s too much as you could just buy a cereal box. Although this may be true for me experience is key and you’ll hear me jabber on about it from time to time. Additionally its better than going to the usual mundane, dull trip to pret. Overall, great for hanging out, kicking back with a tablet to watch a movie or even catching up with work in a unique, creative environment.
Khaki green jacket @ Topshop
Thigh high Boots @ Lasula
Bag @ SaintLaurent
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