Hipster overload: Cereal Killer Cafe opens

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    That would work if there was a full range of Asian style instant noodles rather than crappy pot noodles. Very popular at Chinese tourist places where they don't have full catering facilities.
     
  2. Utopia

    Utopia "Jackanackanory"

    I wonder if they sell the utter delight that is Kellogs corn flakes with sterilised bottled milk?!?!?, ahhhhh memories of eating this in a caravan overlooking the sea in rainy New Quay, West Wales in the 80's.
     
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  3. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    (I know some awesome instant noodles tbf)
     
  4. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    I can't stop laughing at this concept it's comical, only in London!

    Fair play to them if it succeeds...which it most likely will! If folks are stupid enough to pay £3 to sit in a Cafe munching on a bowl of Cereal then more power to them.
     
  5. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Exactly, The owners do come across like a pair of pretentious tits but they have tapped into a bunch of gullible sheep who want to feel special and exclusive and are prepared to pay for it.
     
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  6. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Sassy McFlashy

    Well said!
     
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  7. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    What exactly is one supposed to 'do' with a beard?
     
  8. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I was wondering, but didn't want to ask for fear of being labelled a hipster :(
     
  9. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    *strokes beard*
     
  10. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    How dare they. :mad:
     
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  11. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    In terms of value compared to the 8 quid slop you get in a Bangladeshi restaurant served by underpaid waiters further up the road its pretty comparable.
     
  12. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    any particular restaurant, or is this an attack on bangladeshis in general?
     
  13. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

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  14. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

    Normcore. Its started. Cereal Boys are looking v 2012.
     
  15. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    To be fair to them, that area is, like many in central London, both poor and rich. There are lots of affluent people there and have been for a while, and private rents are very, very high.
     
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  16. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Do you think they'll have to have their fringes forward to hide the facepalm marks from when they rerun that interview and he corrects him "£3.20 actually" :D

    Tbf I thought the interview was a bit off...It's just a bit of fun - if there aren't enough people willing to pay 3.20 for a bowl of cereal in Dalston they'll have, erm, egg over their faces and will go under.

    It's not the £3.20 bowls of cereal that gentrifies Dalston - Dalston's such gentrified (or not) that it can (maybe) accommodate them.
     
  17. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    There's both push and pull. A friend of mine was horrified when she saw a couple of trendy places open up in Clapton a couple of years ago. Sure enough, as she had predicted, a few months later, her landlord put the rent up.
     
  18. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

    yoo can't stand on that end of brick lane and not be aware you're in one of the poorest boroughs of the UK, unless you're a dickhead
     
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  19. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Yep, I lived at the bottom of mount pleasant and that was exactly when my cunt landlord tried to stick my rent up from 850 to 1300.
     
  20. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    i hate this rampant beardism. as someone who has owned a beard, on and off, for over 20 years, I feel everyone is looking at me like i am one of those

    :(

    ;)
     
  21. Utopia

    Utopia "Jackanackanory"

    Brick Lane is not Dalston.
     
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  22. IC3D

    IC3D Post Mid Arc

    I know there are few old businesses clinging on along Brick Lane and that's crap, but it's 20 years too late, private rents have been huge for a least 10 and I'm sure a few of us on here :hmm: bounced around to techno in the warehouses back in the day so we could say it was our generation that started it in the first place.

    The stick to beat them with isn't really gentrification, its the fucking carbon footprint of those cereals :D
     
  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Brush it regularly, oil it, store snacks in it, provide a home for small birds.
     
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  24. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    Thing is, somewhere like the Vibe Bar is just as out of reach price-wise as this silly cafe. I do agree that it's a very silly idea and the bloke in the interview is a complete tosser, but isn't the objection to this mostly an aesthetic one - as in Vibe Bar=good, Cereal Bar=bad.
     
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  25. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    oil it :D
     
  26. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Since hipster full-on neckbeards a la weird Amish motherfuckers caught on, I've kept my facial topiary trimmed short as a declaration of my unhipness! :)
     
  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    my beard alerts me it is time for a trim via the medium of collecting marmalade
     
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  28. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    I've had the same beard for 20 years.

    Beards are long-term investments. In your 20s/30s, they make you look older by hiding your face. In your 40s onwards, they make you look younger by hiding your face.

    I'll be damned if I'm giving up on the investment now.
     
  29. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    I liked the C4 interviewer I thought his approach was reasonable.
     
  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Scented beard oil is where it's at, mate. The Persians were using scented beard oils 2,500 years ago, while they were busy sodomising the Spartans.
     
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