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.

 

An antique green trolley car sits inside the Museu do Carro Eléctrico in Porto, Portugal. The tram museum is located inside the Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto (STCP) building.
Porto is Known for Its Delicious Port, Fantastic Tram Museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico) and Pop Cereal Café

 

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.

 

A cereal bowl and a jug of milk sit on a cafeteria style lunch tray at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal. The item on the tray is the, "#3. My Friends Call Me Caramel." It's Made With Nestlé Lion Cereal, Golden Grahams, Cookie Crisp, Caramel Chocolate, Toffee, Toffee Topping and Milk
Breakfast of Champions – “#3. My Friends Call Me Caramel” à la Mode at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal – Made With Nestlé Lion Cereal, Golden Grahams, Cookie Crisp, Caramel Chocolate, Toffee, Toffee Topping and Milk

 

If you go your own way, you’ll kick things off by choosing your base cereal.

 

A photo of a box of Kellogg's Unicorn Froot Loops and Kellogg's Froot Loops at the Pop Cereal Café restaurant in Porto, Portugal.
Go Ahead, Be a Unicorn Froot Loop in a World Full of Plain Cheerios – Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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).

 

The wall at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal is lined with all kinds of cereal. There are boxes of Kellogg's Coco Pops, Choco Krispies, Crunchy Nut Chocolate Clusters, Crunchy Nut Peanut Butter Clusters, Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch, Cap'n Crunch, Cinnamon Frosted Flakes, Nestle Cini Minis, Post Oreo O's, Cinnamon Pebbles, General Mills Apple Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kellogg's Frosted Krispies, Rice Krispies Treats, Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes, RiCiCLES, General Mills Chocolate Cheerios and more.
The Breakfast Club – A Few of the Dozens of Choices at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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.

 

On a cafeteria style lunch tray sits a jug of mint flavored milk and a cereal bowl at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal. The "#4. Before and After Eight" is made with Clusters, Chocolate Crunchy Nut, Chocapic, After Eight Mint M&M's and Mint Flavored Milk. We added a scoop of cream flavored ice cream to it.
Cereal Killer – After Our Tasty “#4. Before and After Eight” Made With Clusters, Chocolate Crunchy Nut, Chocapic, After Eight Mint M&M’s and Mint Flavored Milk (We Snuck in a Scoop of Cream Flavored Ice Cream), We Might Never Eat Plain Cereal Again

 

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.

 

Clearly we’re suckers for creative local shop and restaurant owners. Curious about some of the other crazy places we’ve discovered around the globe? Here are some of our other favorite quirky spots in the world.

 

Pop Cereal Café also offers milk substitutes including almond milk, lactose free milk, oat milk, rice milk and soy milk.

 

Glass jars filled with cereal toppings on display at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal. The restaurant offers everything from After Eight Mint M&M's to sour peaches and gummy bears.
Pour Some Sugar on Me – At Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal Your Toppings Can Include Just About Anything, From Sour Peaches and Gummy Bears to Oreos

 

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.

 

Graphics on the wall at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal say, "Cereals in the Rain," "Darling, You Can't Bring Cereals to the WC!" and "Saturday Night Cereals!" Seating options include beds as well as traditional restaurant tables and chairs.
Breakfast in Bed – Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal Has a Wide Range of Seating Arrangements

 

If cereals aren’t really your jam, then you can always opt to indulge in one of Pop Cereal Cafés freakshakes.

 

Dozens of boxes of cereal line the wall at Pop Cereal Café's quirky restaurant in Porto, Portugal.
Take Your Pick – A Serious Selection of Breakfast Options at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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.

 

A cup filled with a café bombón at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal. The restaurant makes the tasty caffeine beverage by adding condensed milk to espresso.
Super Bon Bon – A Café Bombón at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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.

 

An old school cafeteria tray gets prepped with Kellogg's Froot Loops and a jug of milk at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal.
Rainbows Are Always in Style – An Old School Tray Gets Prepped at Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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.

 

An exterior street view sidewalk shot of the outside of Pop Cereal Café restaurant in Porto, Portugal.
Pop Cereal Café in Porto, Portugal

 

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
Email: contact@popcereal.com
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