Generally pop-up shops and quirky places can be somewhat of a fad, somewhere to say you’ve been but somewhere you wouldn’t go back to. When the Cereal Killer Cafe first opened in Shoreditch that’s what many- including me- thought. But when they opened their second cafe right in the heart of the Stables market in Camden I knew I had to give it a go.
I’m a huge Reeces peanut butter fan so the fact that I knew they did that cereal made the choice of going even easier. Last weekend I planned an awesome day out in London with my friend and chose here to have our substantial breakfast to keep us going throughout the day. We rocked up to a wonderfully quiet Camden at 9.30am and found the cafe really easily (it’s just downstairs from the Amy Winehouse statue as you walk into the entrances of the Stables nearer Chalk Farm station).
The first thing I noticed other than the really cute milk float style tables and chairs outside was the incredible choice. Boxes upon boxes of cereal lined the walls behind and beside the desk. I’ve never been a huge cereal person but I genuinely found myself excited despite knowing what I wanted to have. The next step choose your bowl size, milk type and toppings. With about 25 different toppings this was as difficult a choice as the cereal itself. I opted for milky way stars with my Reeces Puffs (as you do) and my friend who had simple Frosties chose party rings and Strawberries (just because you can).
As we were there we had to try some pop tarts as well because when in Rome and all that. I opted for chocolate chip ones and my friend has chocolate strawberry and both were delicious. We commented to the girl who worked there about how nice and quiet it was and she said it wouldn’t stay like that for long and they even had bookings throughout the day. Even by about 10.15am the place was getting pretty busy so i’m glad we went early enough.
A lot of people have previously commented that the cafe was expensive but for a little over £7 I got a medium bowl of cereal (an American one which is slightly more expensive), a topping, two pop tarts and an apple juice which I thought was completely reasonable.
The Cereal Killer Cafe for me was not overhyped, overpriced or disappointing in the slightest and I can’t wait to go back again (I had my eye on the chocolate orange puff cereal!) I’d recommend heading here but only if you can get there at a decent time, i’d hate to see it busy!