Hipster overload: Cereal Killer Cafe opens

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

  1. Cribynkle

    Cribynkle squawk

  2. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Why is it that everywhere is in Dalston these days? Years ago desperados would say they lived in Shoreditch if they lived in Dalston, nowadays it seems it's the other way round :D
     
  3. Utopia

    Utopia "Jackanackanory"

    Felt it was a little unfair to point the finger at 2 youngish chaps on the first day of starting out their independent, creative(to a point!) new business when Tower Hamlets has plenty of Starbuck's, Costa’s or even Subway's that sell over-priced basic goods to an impoverished area and have done for years!
     
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  4. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Exactly.
     
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  5. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Front for drug money laundering, people leaving coked up will be explained away as being on sugar rush
     
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  6. SarfLondoner

    SarfLondoner KenDoddsDadsDogsDead.

    Smack,crackle and pot :D
     
  7. Mr Retro

    Mr Retro Beware hedgehogs

    Hipsters have put parody out of business.

    I've always been naive and easy to take the piss out of but now I'm fucked. I can't work out at all any more when something is serious or taking the piss.
     
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  8. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    parody died the day kissinger won the nobel peace prize.
     
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  9. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I think a lot of people don't see it. I'm sure all the tourists don't - they just think it's all a little rough around the edges.
     
  10. cantsin

    cantsin Well-Known Member

    this is a good cple of miles + away from Dalston
     
  11. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    You should go down to the Prince Albert pub in Streatham and see if you can find editor to complain.
     
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  12. youbeauty

    youbeauty Well-Known Member

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  13. gosub

    gosub ~#

  14. youbeauty

    youbeauty Well-Known Member

    That may be but if you can't afford one, you can't afford the other.
     
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  15. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    So you had a beard long before it became cool.

    That's the kind of claim a hipster would put forward :hmm:
     
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  16. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    'There was an old man with a beard...'

    (Not that I'm saying you're old, blame EL.)
     
  17. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Surely that depends on whether you think whether it's worth it. I've noticed the people I know on social media who have been bemoaning this café as evidence of the end of days would think nothing of spending £6 on a pint of craft beer or £15 on a pizza.
     
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  18. Geri

    Geri wasn't born to follow

  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    Some people would rather have cereal though.
     
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  20. Nancy_Winks

    Nancy_Winks Well-Known Member

  21. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Exactly. It's nonsense. They're ridiculous but to blame them for people not being able to afford stuff is a bit rich (Ho ho).

    I guess that reporter is outside Barclays right now asking them about rigging the libor rates. Beardy didn't handle it very well but he recognised correctly that he was on a hiding to nothing. Pubs charge £4 a pint and you can get carling for a quid.
     
  22. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    Don't think the price is the problem, it's hard to think what you could have for less round there that comes with a sit down. It's more that it's a big pile of hipster wank.
     
  23. alan_

    alan_ Well-Known Member

    a shit
     
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  24. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    No more than coffee or beer is.
    It's like that cyber candy shop. It's cool.
     
  25. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    To state the obvious: punters are paying mainly for the surroundings and staff costs not the cereal in that 3 quid.
     
  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    there's one born every minute :(
     
  27. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    There's a lot more to a good coffee or good beer than there is to finding some kitsch colourful boxes and pouring them into a bowl with milk. And both were enjoyed extensively and openly by discerning adults long before most hipsters were born.

    Wasn't familiar but had a look and they've been in business fourteen years and I would imagine they make at least as much money from expats and children as they do from excitable hipsters on the look out for something unique. This is just a cool café type thing, and one with no depth at all beyond the colourful boxes and 'unique'* idea.

    (*unique as in ripped off wholesale from a 7 year old film)
     
  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    It's a matter of taste. I'd rather eat a novelty cereal or chocolate bar than some poncy cup of coffee that tastes of earth or some rancid dark ale that costs £6 a pint. They're all as 'hip' as each other.
     
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan knows how to use the three shells

    So what? Don't get the hate apart from the fashionable sneering. The irony of it being cool to dismiss things as shit by labelling them as being for hipsters.
     
  30. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    If your coffee tastes like earth it's been made wrong, coffee made from freshly ground beans is rather nice, if you don't like coffee, you don't like coffee. I have one cup a day from nice beans I buy myself as a treat, at work I'm happy with whatever the cafe serves, I won't pay extra for coffees with fancy names, most cafes are shit and leave the grounds in the grinder for hours anyway so whatever it is it tastes bitter.

    I never have and probably never will pay £6 for a pint of beer, but I do like to try a few different beers from the supermarkets when they're on offer. I'm aware that both beer and coffee have expensive 'hipster' purveyors but I'm not really well off enough to sample them.
    Never been accused of being fashionable, I just think it's a silly idea, ripped off and without depth. And it was the hipster invasion that priced me out of Hackney so yes I do feel I'm allowed to have a bit of a go at them and make fun of their silly clothes.
     

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