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Hipster overload: Cereal Killer Cafe opens

maomao

四月她爹
They''ll soon bounce back with their edgy 'Top Noodle' pop up in Peckham.

£8 for a Bombay Badboy, extra £1 for boiled Evian.
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.
 

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.
 

Ted Striker

Foot's on the other hand
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.
(I know some awesome instant noodles tbf)
 

SarfLondoner

KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.
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.
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.
 

Rutita1

Council Estate Socialist
UpRise20 mins ·
'Brixton, Dalston, Deptford etc... welcome to your new self-satisfied 'hipster'
neighbours. The council calls you 'daytime economy' i.e poor people
searching for economically priced food to feed yourself and your
families and the council calls them 'night-time economy' i.e. affluent
opulent people who like nothing more than to feel cool by buying
over-priced food and drinks in unnecessary and pretentious surroundings.
UpRise however calls it 'established community' i.e the diverse
cultural make up who have resided and symbiotically contributed to an
area over a significant period of time, and 'emerging community' i.e the
mostly mono-cultural, cognitively-limited people who move into an area
and resent and look down their nose at the established community and
want to have venues and eateries that only they can go into and afford
so that they feel safely removed from from the established community.

We've told councils that referring to people as monetised units is
offensive and that a community is not made up of its retail units... it
is made up of its people.

Hipsters hate to have their hipster lives called into question...
skateboards, beards, fixed-wheeled bikes,acoustic guitars - all accessories they don't really know what to do
with.
Well said!
 

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.
 

el-ahrairah

forward communism, forward gerbils!
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.
any particular restaurant, or is this an attack on bangladeshis in general?
 

cantsin

Well-Known Member
The inside cover advert of the Guardian Guide this week is some bearded tattooed hipster advertising e-cigs.

So that style is probably on its way out now too.

Whatever happens next will probably be just as annoying though.
Normcore. Its started. Cereal Boys are looking v 2012.
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons

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.
 

littlebabyjesus

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

cantsin

Well-Known Member
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.
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
 

maomao

四月她爹
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.
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.
 

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

:(

;)
 

Utopia

"Jackanackanory"
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.
Brick Lane is not Dalston.
 

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
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons
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
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.
 

ViolentPanda

Hardly getting over it.
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

:(

;)
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! :)
 

littlebabyjesus

one of Maxwell's demons
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! :)
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.
 
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