‘Cereal Killer Cafe’ milking creative nostalgic idea

The “Cereal Killer Cafe,” founded by identical twins from Alan and Gary Keery, of Belfast, offers 120 different cereals from around the world -- along with 20 toppings and 30 different milks. (NBC/RTV)

LONDON (NBC/RTV) — A new cafe with an unusual name and nostalgic menu is all the buzz in London. The “Cereal Killer Cafe,” founded by identical twins from Alan and Gary Keery, of Belfast, offers 120 different cereals from around the world — along with 20 toppings and 30 different milks.

Gary Keery says there weren’t many restaurants where you could just go sit down and enjoy a bowl of cereal. After researching for about a year-and-a-half and rounding up over 100 cereal varieties, the brothers are ready to open their doors. The cafe is situated on Brick Lane in London’s East End across two floors, with space to seat 50 cereal fans. The walls showcase the colorful cereal boxes, while the shelves house various pieces of memorabilia from the 80s and 90s.

“We just wanted to play on the nostalgia, so we’ve got a lot of vintage cereal boxes. We’ve got all these toys that you used to get, so a lot of the music we’re playing is 80s and 90s music — with magazines that are all 80s and 90s,” says Gary. “So we want people to come in and think, ‘God, do you remember this?’ And just really relive — just feel like a kid again.”

Gary says there’s so much variety from America alone.

“Yeah, there are so many weird ones — like a lot of these ones are from America, so we’ve got Poppin’ Pebbles, which is berry-flavored cereal with pieces of popping candy in it which is really strange. It’s quite a subtle pop, but it’s still quite nice,” says Gary. “I really love the Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Franken Berry. These are limited-edition Halloween cereals that are only available one month of the year in America, so we’ve got these, but really limited edition so we’ve only got about 20 boxes of them.”

The cafe also offers cereal “cocktails,” in which various cereals are mixed together. For East Londoners, there’s now no excuse to skip breakfast in the morning.

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