Cereal is a metaphor for collective action: alone, one pebble of chocolate garners little attention, but en masse, the clusters are quickly drowned in milk and devoured. Taste the power of edible bits and pieces with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of custom cereal treats from The Cereal Boxx, a breakfast, bakery, and dessert café on University Boulevard.
The Cereal Boxx, as the name suggests, specializes in dry cereal and house-made granolas and parfaits, although the menu does contain a handful of hot food options as well. One wall features name-brand cereals filling transparent tubes like so many Augustus Gloops, with Apple Jacks, Cap'n Crunch, Kix, and Cocoa Krispies jamming the pipes, to name just a few. Try one of the pre-designed cereal selections, or assemble your own ($3.25–$5.69). Keep it healthy with the Health Nut II ($4.25), a blend of Kashi Heart to Heart, Cinnamon Life, cranberries, raisins, almonds, and pecans served with your choice of cold milk. For something more indulgent, try a blend such as Hannah's Bananas ($4.25), a bowl of bananas, maple syrup, and streusel atop oatmeal, or a parfait like The Elvis ($4.25), a blend of vanilla yogurt, peanut butter Cap'n Crunch, bananas, honey, and absolutely no gyrating hips. Complete the morning meal with coffee from the full-service espresso bar.
The interior features bright cherry red and brick walls that pop with hunger-inducing color, setting a lively tone. A mixture of dinette tables and comfy chairs give the Cereal Boxx a café vibe that encourages visitors to kick back, get comfortable, and stay long enough to get cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Although the smells of coffee and baked goods may swim through the air along with sounds from the occasional U of A game, the wall of cereal choices reminds visitors who's the star of the show. If cereal isn't your go-to thirst quencher, check out some of the non-bowled menu options, such as Belgian waffles ($5.25) with your choice of two toppings, or lox, bagels, and cream cheese ($5.99) with the necessary sides of capers, tomato, and onion.
- The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere was great. It offered something for the entire family. – jeepinnaz, TripAdvisor
- Beyond the wide selection of cereals (just huge), it has a nice variety of burritos and other hot food to keep you going, along with fantastic homemade cakes, like bright green pistachio cake. –tomthered, TripAdvisor
- I love this place! They celebrate my obsession with cereal for dinner. – kristen b., Insider Pages