Belfast-born twins Alan and Gary Keery have revealed they are moving on from the riots targeting their ‘Cereal Killer Cafe’ in the best way possible.
They are launching a cereal recipe book.
Talking to This Morning earlier this week, the local lads discussed moving on from the riots which saw their innovative cereal café in the Brick Lane area of Shoreditch last year.
While many people embraced the quirkiness of the venture, the business was attacked by rioters amid accusations of gentrification.
It came after Channel 4 sent one of their reporters, to interview Gary Keery on justifying their pricing, sparking outrage on Twitter, soon after its opening.
Hundreds of protesters, claiming to be angry that locals in the deprived area were being priced out, attacked the café with paint and other missiles.
Pricing currently stands at £2.50 for a small bowl, £3 for medium, and £3.50 for a large, all with milk included. Toppings will cost you 50p and premium milks, an additional 20p. But the boys defended themselves, explaining that their prices reflect what’s on offer:
“We don’t just serve cornflakes in the café – we actually import the cereals from all over the world. We’ve got over 120 different varieties,” Gary said.
“We’ve just got a new cereal coming in from South Korea in a few weeks which has got sweet potato and banana in it.”
Indeed, there is over 120 different types of cereal from around the world, with 30 different varieties of milk and 20 different toppings.
The décor of childhood ’80s and ’90s nostalgia sets the tone in the form of cereal box prizes and breakfast themed novelties, dual dial television sets with cartoons playing on loop – and a Tony the Tiger skateboard.
And now the twins have even launched a recipe book, which definitely goes beyond how to pour a bowl of cereal…
“The thing is about the book, it’s not a 5-star dining sort of experience. It’s a bit of fun,” Alan added.
“It’s like a 90s kinda annual style. There’s loads of recipes you can cook for parties, cook with your friends – have a bit of fun with it. That’s what it’s about.”
From a no-bake cake made with Crunchy Nut Clusters, to milkshakes made with the dust you get at the bottom of the cereal bag, there’s something for everyone…