The founders of the Cereal Killer Cafè have announced the permanent closure of two of their London sites, attributing the coronavirus lockdown and industry uncertainty to the decision.
In a statement posted on Facebook, brothers Alan and Gary Keery said they would be saying “Cheerio” to their cafes, “for now”, after over five years.
They said: “After a long period of closure due to Coronavirus, and with the future of the hospitality industry looking very uncertain, we have made a decision that our cafés on Brick Lane and Camden will not reopen their doors.
“This is not Cheerio forever, we have goals of seeing our café open again, but due to the current climate it won’t be financially viable for us to run our cafés.”
They added: “Fast forward a year or two and we hope to reopen our doors, but until then we will be putting our efforts into growing our online store, creating our own line of products and delivering awesome cereal.”
The pair first opened their first Cereal Killer Cafè in Brick Lane in 2014 and later opened its second site in Camden in 2015 and Birmingham a year later.
The Cafè has also opened international sites which includes Doha, Dubai and Kuwait.