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2014/12/13 14:42:47 (permalink)

Cereal Killer Cafe, London

Has anyone seen the uproar over this cafe in the media recently?
 
2 bearded hipsters (identical twins) from Norn Iron have opened a cafe that sells nothing but breakfast cereal, imported from all over the world.
 
They charge up to £3.20 for a bowl of breakfast cereal and Channel 4 went down and tried to paint them as selfish twats for not helping out local charities (on the day they opened) and there's been a bit of backlash online for aiding in the 'gentrification' of a poor area.
 
I honestly don't see the problem - they've invested a lot of money in a business idea they think has legs. They've found a niche, they're paying rent on a building that may have otherwise been boarded up, they've employed 12 people and are paying their taxes - so what if they're charging £3.20 for cereal? Don't like it? Can't afford it? Don't go. Same as you wouldn't go to McDonalds, Greggs, Starbucks etc.
 
They've been really unfairly targeted, but i'm sure they wouldn't turn down the media coverage - they had a queue down the road at 12.30 this afternoon
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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 14:46:48 (permalink)
Why should they automatically help local charities? As far as I am aware this isn't a prerequisite of opening a new business. Have I missed something here?
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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 14:53:13 (permalink)
They should be thanking Channel 4 for the publicity.

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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 15:05:43 (permalink)
The uproar is ridiculous.

Good luck to them

  




 
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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 15:17:27 (permalink)
The old saying "all publicity is good publicity" will always be true.
 
I even fancy trying some now, I wouldve never heard of them before this. 



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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 15:30:55 (permalink)
It is down to consumers to make thier choice, if the cafe is patronised and flourishes; then fair play to them and their entrepreneurship .
Why should a business have to support charity, charity starts at home.
 
As Branson says all exposure is good
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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 16:45:06 (permalink)
They've got a good idea IMO.

Everyone likes a bit of cereal.
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Re: Cereal Killer Cafe, London 2014/12/13 17:03:55 (permalink)
How many larger companies are currently working in the UK and pay no tax?
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Re: 2014/12/14 04:06:23 (permalink)
Just seen their open letter. Fair play to them.
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Re: 2014/12/14 07:30:19 (permalink)
They sink or swim based entirely on how many people are willing to pay overinflated prices for something you can yourself at home/work for next to nothing............looking at how much revenue coffee shops (similar thing) make then they way do well.
 
One things for sure, not many businesses get such a huge amount of free publicity at start up.
 
In my view, they are just offering an option, take it or leave it. As long as they operate within the law and pay their taxes good luck to them.

 
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Re: 2014/12/14 12:04:56 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby gingernut 2014/12/14 15:52:42
a good friend of mine was banging out about who would pay £3.20 for cerial when you can get a box for that... at the time we where sat in costa drinking £3 coffe we could of had a jar of at home... next time i head down that way im popping in! Captain crunch all the way haha

 
 
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Re: 2014/12/14 15:54:13 (permalink)
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a good friend of mine was banging out about who would pay £3.20 for cerial when you can get a box for that... at the time we where sat in costa drinking £3 coffe we could of had a jar of at home... next time i head down that way im popping in! Captain crunch all the way haha


Exactly. From the information I've read this cafe offer a whole experience which included important cereals you probably cannot obtain in this country.
 
Fantastic publicity job!
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Re: 2014/12/14 16:52:04 (permalink)
Does anyone actually expect them to still be open this time next year?
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Re: 2014/12/14 17:32:19 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually expect them to still be open this time next year?


I do

  




 
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Re: 2014/12/14 18:18:16 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually expect them to still be open this time next year?


Probably not, but that's by the by - new start ups fold all the time, what's important is that 2 people have opened a cafe, creating jobs, bringing footfall to a run down area and they're being berated for it because they're not feeding people for free.
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Re: 2014/12/14 21:35:10 (permalink)
Id stick a tenner on them being open in a year. I know loads of people whove said lets pop in there and see how it is...
 
The trick is in a 2 or 3 years still being an attraction

 
 
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Re: 2014/12/14 22:46:06 (permalink)
I wouldn't call shoreditch a run down area. It has some of the most expensive shop rental rates in London. Good luck to them to though.
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Re: 2014/12/15 14:43:07 (permalink)
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Re: 2014/12/15 22:04:30 (permalink)
£3.20 for a bowl of breakfast cereal
does that include milk as well
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Re: 2014/12/15 22:17:17 (permalink)
Jason Manford did well to express how I feel about those crying about the prices;
 
These fellas who've opened a cereal cafe in London getting stick for charging £3.20 for a bowl of cereal! Don't we always get charged more in cafes/pubs/restaurants/everywhere?

No ones moaning about a cup of tea at costing £1.65 (most expensive high street brew!) when it costs about 4p at home, or a pint of beer costing £4+ when you could have the same at home for 70p, Pret a manger charge £2.50 for f**king porridge!! Or the most infuriating of all, hotel wifi! Piss-taking nobheads! £12 for 24 hours in some places! And don't get me started on cinema popcorn!

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