The Cereal Spot is a place that childhood breakfast dreams are made of. When I first walked in, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia, while also incredibly excited to take my young nephews there to experience it as well. The inside is vibrantly decorated with all the famous cereal cartoon characters and cereal box-shaped tables, and smells delicious!
You order cereal from the “bar” to the restaurant’s left and pay at the counter while they make your concoction in front of you. There are about 70 different varieties of cereal to choose from. Some that you haven’t thought of in 20 years, and ones you have never even seen before! With 14 different kinds of ice cream and toppings and 8 milk varieties, the options seem overwhelming. But have no fear, you can mix and match to become your own “cereal chef.”
The staff is super friendly and happy to help with suggestions. I had a hard time deciding if I wanted to go the chocolatey route or fruity route, but I settled on a combination of Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Captain Crunch, with almond milk.
Of course, I went with the sugary deliciousness that I used to have as a kid, but you can choose some healthier options and add their fresh fruit toppings!
Along with the cereal bar, they have a bunch of novelty snacks that you can take to-go. Some options include a fruity Pebble cheesecake taco, and homemade Rice Krispie treats from locally-owned The Sweet Whisk. I was also told that they would soon be partnering with a local donut shop for one-of-a-kind donut flavors – so we will have to be on the look out for that announcement soon.
All-in-all, The Cereal Spot is a refreshing option on Hertel for both the under-21 crowd and for adults who want a nostalgic treat! With so many concoctions, you will for sure want to come back for more.
The Cereal Spot
1212 Hertel Ave
Buffalo, NY 14216