During our adventures we’ve done all sorts of crazy things to our food. We injected our donuts with hazelnut and peanut butter syringes at Balls and Bangles in Queenstown, New Zealand and got all gooey over the tasty rainbow s’mores from Orlando, Florida based Sugar Rush Marshmallows. It wasn’t until we visited Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal that we realized you can visit a restaurant devoted solely to cereal.
Imagine a world where over 100 cereal options exist and brands you know are mixed and matched willy-nilly. Here’s how it works. Step one, head to Portugal. Next up, you can choose from one of Pop Cereal Café’s craft cereal mixes or go rogue and create your own bowl of delight.
If you go your own way, you’ll kick things off by choosing your base cereal.
Pop Cereal Café offers traditional flavors like General Mills’ Reese’s Puffs, Kellogg’s Froot Loops and General Mills’ Lucky Charms as well as more obscure options like Kellogg’s Donut Shop Cereal in pink donut and Kellogg’s RiCiCLES (which is similar to Kellogg’s Rice Krispies except it has a frosted sugar coating).
If plain milk is, well, too plain for you then you can opt for a flavored milk instead. The mint milk is absolutely divine and not at all overly sweet.
There are a variety of milk flavors including banana, blueberry, caramel, chocolate, cinnamon, coconut, coffee, dulce de leche, mint, Nutella, red berries, strawberry, toffee, vanilla and even white chocolate.
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Pop Cereal Café also offers milk substitutes including almond milk, lactose free milk, oat milk, rice milk and soy milk.
Then you get to add toppings which range from all kinds of candy store options to ice cream scoops in flavors like chocolate, cream, strawberry or even regular old vanilla.
If cereals aren’t really your jam, then you can always opt to indulge in one of Pop Cereal Cafés freakshakes.
With names like caramel overdose and insaNutella there’s no question that they all fit in the healthy food bucket.
In addition to Pop Cereal Café, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across Portugal.
Pop Cereal Café also serves a wide array of coffee drinks including affogatos and macchiatos.
We leapt at the chance to pair our cereal with a smooth tasting café bombón since we’ve only rarely see them on the menu at cafés like Cuba Libro in Havana, Cuba.
If you’re yearning to feel like a kid again and are content to trust your stomach to breakfast mix masters who’ve clearly tried ice cream on their cereal before, Pop Cereal Café is the perfect place for six year olds and 60 year olds alike.
Pop Cereal Café
*Pop Cereal Café also has a Lisbon location.
Rua de Cedofeita 46
4050-172 Porto, Portugal
Hours: Every Day 9:00am to Midnight
Phone: +351 21 131 7211
Pricing (All in Euros): Drinks €0.80 to €2.60, Freakshakes €4.30 to €4.60, Cereal Mixes €3.60 to €4.10, National Cereals €3.60 to €4.20 (International Cereals Costs an Additional €0.35), Milk Alternatives €0.70 (Lactose Free Milk, Rice Milk, Soy Milk, Oat Milk, Almond Milk), Lactose Free Yogurt €0.90, Flavored Milk €0.30, Toppings €0.40, Ice Cream €0.70