The Eastown Cereal Cafe brings color and creativity to Wealthy Street


A picture of the Eastown Fruity

I have never been a fan of breakfast foods.

The “best meal of the day” has always been my least favorite; over the years, I have created the bad habit of skipping breakfast rather than eating something out of the norm. 

Where did this pickiness stem from? I am not exactly sure. All I know is that for as long as I can remember, breakfast has always been distasteful to me.

When a new restaurant called the Eastown Cereal Cafe was brought up in my English class, I was interested in what kinds of foods they served, and I heard the words “cereal cafe.” I was curious because I had never heard of a cereal cafe before; I figured I had to go and try it.

As soon as I opened the door, I was greeted by colorful walls, an assortment of cereal boxes, and an amazing smell. Many seats were open, so I sat down and was greeted by an employee less than two minutes later. 

Menus were already placed on the tables, and while I was simply expecting the cafe to serve only cereal, I was greatly mistaken. The menu consists of “mix bowls,” in which you can mix multiple kinds of cereal, milkshakes, and waffles with cereal pouring over them. They even have a variety of milk alternatives like soy, almond, lactose-free, and oat.

When I took my first bite, it was the perfect combination of sweet and fruity; I loved it.”

The server that came to my table asked if I had ever been to the Eastown Cereal Cafe, and I explained that it was my first time. Without any hesitation, he kindly explained the entire menu to me, including add-ons and the most popular milkshakes and waffles.

I ended up ordering the Eastown Fruity: a Belgian waffle topped with fruity pebbles, strawberry syrup, and whipped cream. While waiting for the waffle to be ready, many of the workers asked how I was doing and engaged in many conversations with me. 

About five minutes after ordering, my waffle was brought out to me. I am not exactly sure what I was expecting, but I was happily surprised when it was placed in front of me. Normally, I am not the biggest fan of cereal or waffles, but I was so excited to try it—probably stemming from the fact that it looked delicious.

When I took my first bite, it was the perfect combination of sweet and fruity; I loved it.

While I didn’t get any other kinds of waffles or milkshakes, the tables surrounding me—all socially distanced and with effective six-feet markers—received an assortment of the foods offered. The milkshakes looked delicious, and all of the food was incredibly colorful; the vibrant colors resembled the inside and the vibes of the restaurant extremely well.

In simple terms, I am obsessed with this small business. The service was amazing and super quick; the workers all had smiles underneath their masks, and the food was incredible. I can easily foresee myself dragging my friends along with me so they too can experience this restaurant.

Going to the Eastown Cereal Cafe definitely showed me that breakfast can be turned into something remarkably creative and that concoctions can sometimes turn out to be amazing. 

The best advice I can give is to be open on Tuesdays because originally, that was when I showed up, only to find out they are not open that day.