Black Vanilla

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Black Vanilla
553 Duke Street, Glasgow, G4 0UW
  • Food served Mon-Fri Sun 4–10pm; Sat/Sun 2-10pm
  • Average price £5 (cereal/shake and cake)
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Black Vanilla is Scotland's first cereal café, offering a choice of cereal, toppings and milk flavours, plus other desserts and indulgent milkshakes.

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Equal parts amusement and bemusement met the news that Dennistoun was the first Glasgow neighbourhood to have its very own cereal bar. Infamy aside (and the publicity can’t have done any harm), Black Vanilla isn’t really the same beast as London’s much maligned Cereal Killers at all. No irony, no playful winks, no recipe booklets. Just a serious amount of sugar. A closer reference point would be the American sweet shops that have sprung up in recent years. This is cereal-as-dessert territory, with imported varieties paired topped with marshmallows, caramel, chocolate sauce, and different flavoured milks. There are no seats, just takeaway, and in fact the milkshakes (equally loaded) and cheesecakes (Galaxy Caramel, Kinder Bueno) are the more popular items. And popular they are: queues are not uncommon.

  • Average price: £5 (cereal/shake and cake)
  • Capacity: 0
  • Open since: 2016