Article and Images from Amy Clarke
Charles Street has become home to Sheffield’s first cereal café, which opened its doors to customers today.
Coco Cereal Café brings something new to the Sheffield food scene. It offers over a hundred cereals to choose from. You can try and taste flavours from across the world or just stick to something more familiar. Top your cereal with everything from marshmallows to kinder happy hippos and pick what milk you would like to have it with.
Sharez Akhtar, 28, the cafe’s founder said: “I’ve always wanted to open a cereal café. My mate has one in Spain and after I spoke to him, I got more of an idea of how to do it. So, I just went for it!”
You can customize your own or choose from one of the ‘cocktails’, which are a combination of multiple kinds of cereal and toppings that the staff think work the best. Prices start at £2.60 for a bowl.
For those of you who aren’t cereal fans, you can also choose from a selection of other sweet treats.
Not only is Coco the first café of its kind in the city, but it is also the first in the UK to serve cereal flavoured ice cream.
“It’s actually a special machine designed by one of my mates in Germany. You can pick any gelato flavoured ice cream and any cereal. It mixes it all together. Nobody else can offer that.”
The cereal café is a great addition to the unique places to visit in Sheffield. The centre has seen an increase in novelty places to eat over the past few years, such as Tabby Teas Cat Café and The Treehouse Board Game Café.
“Sheffield is a good city. There is a mixed variety of everything here. I think Sheffield people are more open to the of a café like this,” he said.
Opening times are from the usual breakfast time of 8am, to 11pm at night. Coco is available for parties and events which can be booked online or over the phone. The cafe also offers a 10% discount for students.
“We have new things every day. Our menu changes all the time. It’s worth coming in and giving us a try. See what you think!”
Similar cafes have become popular in other places in the UK, such as Cereal Killer Café in London, Black Milk in Manchester and Moo’d Cereal House in Leeds.
You can follow Coco Café on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.