Do you fancy a bowl of cereal and milk?

By | 15 September, 2018 | 0 comments

After plenty of beer with a tapa of patatas bravas, pork ear or fried-squid sandwich, Mahou has come across unexpected competition. Funnily enough, it’s not another beer but rather milk. Cereal and milk. What we used to have every day for breakfast when we were children has now become a trend, filling the streets of Madrid with colour and shapes for some time now.

This trend, which comes from the United Kingdom, has had a strong presence in Madrid since the end of 2016 and it is in full force today. It still doesn’t have the popularity of brunch, which has also been a big thing in the past few years, but it is an alternative to coffee and beer.cereal-1444495_1280

Why not have a bowl of cereal with milk if it’s what you fancy? And, above all, why not do it in these places which are brimming with rave reviews? Once you go in, you will want to take photos of everything. The boxes which are exhibited make up a mosaic which is reminiscent of infant school afternoons and endless Saturday mornings at home.

Also, they’ve not stopped in the Spanish capital but rather also travelled to other Spanish cities. For now, though, here is a list of the most popular ones in Madrid:

Cereal Hunters: The first ones to arrive and now the owners of many establishments, both in the city centre and on the outskirts of Madrid, in places such as Pozuelo de Alarcón and Alcalá de Henares. Its flagship shop is in Malasaña, of course, and they have a couple more in Gran Vía and Sol.

Cereal Lovers: They also arrived in 2016 and landed directly in the Antón Martín market, in Lavapiés, offering delicious milkshakes and over 150 varieties of cereal, both from Spain and abroad.

Cereal House: This place is located in Moncloa and it takes the notion of Saturday mornings to the extreme, since they open at 6 a.m. and offer bowls of cereal for those who are starting the day or coming back from a night out.

Cereal Talent and its Talent Bol (bowl) are located in the centre of Madrid, in the Ópera district, in a cosy and youthful atmosphere with many different cereal varieties on the menu.

These four are the most popular ones but you will probably come across a few others during your walks around the streets of Madrid, since this type of place has enjoyed increasing success among young people and those who aren’t so young anymore.


Also, most of them have a menu with different types of plant, lactose-free and vegan milk. Coeliacs can also enjoy this trend since these places also have gluten-free cereal, something which was never an option many years ago.

So, since it’s autumn, why not meet up with friends and have a bowl of cereal? This and a nice chat make for the perfect afternoon.

Categories: Madrid Diversión

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