While restaurant chains like Cereality and the Cereal Bowl have been serving sweetened bowls of Cocoa Puffs for years, independent eateries are now catching on to the cereal craze. Ready to enjoy those two scoops of raisins alongside fellow aficionados? Try the following:
Flake (Venice, Calif.)
Though customers love its beachy vibe and breakfast sandwiches, Flake’s real draw is the Bowl o’ Flakes: a single or double scoop of your choice of 20-plus cereals, heaped with toppings like blackberries, walnuts or Reese’s chips, then served with milk (dairy, soy, rice and almond milk are all available). 513 Rose Ave., (310) 396-2333, www.veniceflake.com
The Cereal Bar (Dallas)
Choose your ideal cereal combo from an all-day menu of hot and cold options, or go for a suggested specialty like America’s Favorite, a mix of Apple Jacks, Trix and Cheerios that’s topped with strawberries, bananas and blueberries. The café’s bright interior is as colorful as a box of Lucky Charms. 4181 Main St., The Colony; (469) 362-1112
Cereal Remix (Aiea, Honolulu)
You can slurp down a helping of Cookie Crisp in-house, but real breakfast champions flaunt their skills by finishing the Megamix Challenge: That’s 128 ounces of cereal, six toppings and a quart of milk. Eating it all in 45 minutes or less earns you a spot on the restaurant’s virtual wall of fame. 98-1247 Kaahumanu St., (808) 685-2607
It's a Fact
- Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft, who sings the Christmas classic “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” was also the voice of Frosted Flakes’ Tony the Tiger for 53 years.
- Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Captain Horatio Magellan Crunch.
- While they’re no longer used to actively market cereals, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy still occasionally appear on merchandise alongside fellow General Mills mascots Count Chocula, Franken Berry and Boo Berry.
- Rice Krispies’ onomatopoeic proclaim of “Snap! Crackle! Pop!” is known as “Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!” in Germany and “Pif! Paf! Pof!” in Holland.