I was there.
As a cereal lover, I was quite anxious (super-duper-pressed) to make my way 'cross town to check it out. I'm usually pretty plain with my cereal (honey on Cheerios, light sugar & bananas on Cornflakes, nothing but 2% milk on my Cinnamon Toast Crunch, etc.), so this was a stretch for me.
Basically, The Cereal Bowl is Cold Stone Creamery for cereal.
The staff was quite friendly and helpful in explaining the concept, menu options and such. I thought it was fitting that they wore pajamas and crocks as "uniform". Comfy and cute. I should've taken a pic.
I was able to get a few pics while standing in line. I'm sure I was getting on everyone's nerves, posing as if I knew what I was doing. **Disclaimer: I'm no professional, so you're not allowed to laugh.
The wind was WILD that evening, so I had a time trying to encourage (i.e., yelling) the balloons to hold still. 4 shots later, it worked.
Toppings: fresh fruit, craisins, nuts, sprinkles, chocolate chips, marshmallow, chocolate syrup, gummy worms, etc.
Lucky for us, substitutions are allowed for toppings and cereal. That's your time to shine and get creative.
Create-a-Box: Like what you had? Take it "to go". To share or not to share. That is the question. I already know my answer; "NO. I'm not sharing."
Juice options: First of all, who knew they still produced Orangina AND Yoo Hoo!? (I sure didn't)
They also have Oaties (Oatmeal + Smoothies), which looked good. Too bad I didn't get a picture or sample. Coffee and hot chocolate are available for those who want something hot.
"The Sweetest Thing": Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms, sprinkles & crushed Vanilla Wafers (which I substituted for strawberries). These are like my Top 3 of 5 favs. I never thought to combine them. Talk about delish! This is probably gonna be my staple order, going forward.
Damage: $3.29 for a small bowl ($.39/per additional topping)
Random, Off-topic Movie Moment: Eating here was better than watching 2007's 'Flakes' (Zooey Deschanel, Aaron Standford) -- which I couldn't get past the first 30 minutes of.
Overall, everything was really good! Its a cute, novel idea that I can't imagine getting old. There's something for everyone (from toddler to seasoned cereal lovers) and its a good stop to make on your way in.
The Cereal Bowl | 3420 Connecticut Avenue, NW Cleveland Park WDC, 20008 | 202-244-4492