Sheffield’s first cereal cafe opens to mixed reviews

Sheffield’s first ever cereal bar opened its doors for the first time earlier this week.


The cereal café, called Coco Cereal Café, opened on 4 March 2019 and has received a mostly warm welcome from customers.


However, some have criticised the high price of the cafe’s cereals.


Sharez Akhtar, 28, the owner of the cafe, said: “The response I have got from everyone has been so good, everyone wants to come down and try it out and whoever does come down loves it and wants to come back.”


The cafe has received a five star review from five customers on Google reviews, with customers praising the wide selection of cereals available. 


However, David Craig, 20, an unsatisfied customer,said: “It’s very disappointing, I was hoping for a selection of desserts that incorporate cereals into their ingredients. Instead the options are literally just boring standard pancakes or a bowl of cereal.”


“The closest they come is a so-called cereal cocktail which is basically just two types of cereal mixed in a bowl. I have cereal cocktails every other morning, don’t charge people four quid for it.”

Sharez Akhtar, Chelsea Oxley, Gaz Neale

The cafe has a wide variety of options on the menu, including cereals from all around the world, as well as milkshakes and desserts.


Mr Akhtar has always been interested in opening a cereal café.


He said: “To be honest I’ve always wanted to open a cereal café, it’s always been a dream for me to open my own one.”


The owner added: “So I finally decided to open one after getting information and some advice, the process did take me two years.”


The cereal bar is located on 39 Charles Street and is one of the biggest dessert bars in Sheffield.


Mr Akhtar is uncertain whether we will be seeing more cereal bars like this in Sheffield in the future but he can “guarantee” that Coco Cereal Cafe will not be going anywhere soon.


Written by Daniel Clarke

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