A new cafe in Olde Town Arvada is serving cereal, and not, like, tasting flights of cereal or grain-to-bowl cereal. We’re talking heaping bowls of cereal from a box, with toppings, and milk, and sometimes other boxes of cereal mixed in.
“We believe in cereal, candy-colored milk and toys in the box. Free wi-fi and a solid sweet tooth. In forgetting all that adult stuff like bills, board meetings and blah blah blah,” the website of The Cereal Box, Inc. reads.
This is the manifesto behind The Cereal Box, which husband-and-wife team Lori Hofer and Michael Emmerson opened this week at 5709 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada. For three meals a day, the cafe offers build-your-own bowls of cereal from more than 50 boxes from the U.S., Britain, France, Spain, Australia, and Israel. Then there are the milks — regular, organic, non-dairy, and flavored in chocolate, or banana, or seasonal pumpkin spice, for example. Customers can choose toppings from candies, to fresh fruit, sauces, and syrups.
Now for the most exciting part: The Cereal Box also sells its own custom blends. Unicorn Poop might be self-explanatory, but, just to be sure, it features Trix, Fruit Loops, Fruity Pebbles, rainbow marshmallows, strawberry milk, whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles. The more muted Squirrel Treats combines Honey Bunches of Oats, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Grape Nuts, soaked in almond milk. Cereal milk shakes and Pablo’s coffee drinks help to keep up with the kids during their sugar rush. Or there are the low-sugar cereals. Collectors toys line the walls, along with themed artwork (all for sale), and TVs play programming from “Saved by the Bell” to “Paw Patrol.”
Status: The Cereal Box is officially open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend. Starting next week, hours will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, but closed on Thanksgiving.