Diana is an artist, actress and producer, Greg a musician who founded the band Priestbird and plays with Devendra Banhart. Together they own and operate a cereal-centric takeaway cafe specializing in high quality, organic food and drink in Venice, LA.
Why did you decide to open a cereal café?
I had the idea for a number of years but never thought it'd really fly. I was encouraged by a number of friends to actually do it. I thought if I found a decent location then I'd seriously consider it. As luck would have it, the next day I found a place. It seemed like kismet so we jumped in.
When is the best time to eat cereal other than breakfast?
When is it not a good time to eat cereal?
Tell us about the cereal options at AKO Sunrise?
We do organic versions of the classics like raisin bran, corn flakes, frosted flakes, rice crispies etc. People can mix different cereals, choose from a variety of different milk/milk alternatives, and add toppings. We do a peanut butter cup bowl, which is comprised of chocolate rice crispies and peanut butter puffs, topped with raw organic peanut butter and cacao nibs. We also hand make a few different breakfast delights such as chia porridge, an oat-less, nut-based granola, and acai bowls.
What is the importance you place on using organic products/ why?
Everything we use is organic. It's important to us to only offer the most nutrient-dense and healthful foods. We also feel compelled to support the organic industry. The more people who demand unadulterated (organic) food, the cheaper and more accessible it will become. Then it will be easier/possible for all people to receive the nutrition they deserve.
When did you start moving away from boxed cereal ?
I still love boxed cereal. I just don't eat it very much anymore. I've sort of lost the taste for super sugary and processed foods. The straight-up, simple ingredients taste better.
What is your favourite combo that you like to make at home?
Grapenuts and shredded spoonfuls with hazelnut milk.
What is a secret ingredient that people wouldn't usually put in cereal that you’ve done and loved?
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