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Paris takes inspiration from London for new hipster bars

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Paris takes inspiration from London for new hipster bars
Photo: ABQ
12:45 CET+01:00
Two quirky but very different themed bars are setting up shop in the French capital.

A cereal cafe, called le Céréaliste, opened on Thursday close to the Pompidou Centre, inspired by the Cereal Killer Cafe in the British capital.

25 types of cereal are on the menu in the Beaubourg district cafe, and customers can personalize their bowls with biscuits, different varieties of milk and sauces, and toppings including caramel, marshmallows, fruit, honey and sweets.

One serving costs around €5, and the cafe's first day proved a success with its Facebook reviews giving it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The promotional video (below) shows a bowl, or rather a cardboard box, of cereal being prepared:

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Its British counterpart in the trendy Shoreditch area of London, the first cereal-only cafe in the world, provoked mixed opinions. It received extensive media coverage, however it was attacked by 'anti-hipsters' in September of 2015 as part of a protest against the gentrification of the area.

But Le Cerealiste isn't the only British idea to be making its way across the channel.

A Breaking-Bad themed pop-up bar is set to open in Paris this summer after a three-month stint in Shoreditch. It is named ABQ, which is the name of one of the episodes of the TV series and an abbreviation for Albuquerque.

Located inside a van, the bar is decorated to look like protagonist Walter White's laboratory and customers will have the chance to mix their own cocktails.


Photo: ABQ

Only 22 people can fit inside the bar at one time, so wannabe visitors are advised to sign up in advance, which can be done on the website here. 9,000 people had already done so by Friday morning, and the London pop-up has welcomed over 45,000 Breaking Bad fans since its February launch.

 

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