The Pop Shop (Collingswood)
ETA: Now the Pop Shop has a location in Medford too.
Last weekend, I met Danielle and Amelia at the Pop Shop in Collingswood, NJ. I needed an excuse to see them, and the Pop Shop has been on my top to do diner list. I sat down and was immediately not disappointed. The loud music, the openness, everything about this screamed adorable diner, and why have I not been here? Before even beginning to order or eat, the Pop Shop began at the top of my list.
The Pop Shop Atmosphere: A
The Pop Shop is located in downtown Collingswood. The exterior is funky and stands out among buildings.
Although the Pop Shop is a little bit loud for my liking, I love everything about it. The dining room of The Pop Shop is fun, bright with bubble gum colors, and it’s open. I love the general and overall style.
The Pop Shop Coffee: A
The woman was generous and brought a lovely cup of coffee topped with whipped cream. The whipped cream was so stacked it nearly toppled over. I can never have complaints about that. The coffee itself was delicious as well.
The Pop Shop has a smaller menu than most “regular” diners in NJ. It has a great selection of salads, sandwiches, and their most well known grilled cheeses. They have everything fro American comfort food, to grilled cheese sandwiches made on brioche french toast, English muffins, omelets, and chocolate chip pancakes. They even have a gluten-free menu! I’ve been to The Pop Shop multiple times and ordered a bit of everything.
The first time I went, I ordered the smoked salmon salad. Despite having a much smaller menu, it’s clear that Pop Shop does each dish exceptionally well. There isn’t a need for an overall extensive list because everything is okay.
The smoked salmon salad was one of the best salads I’ve had in a while. It came with smoked salmon, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and mixed greens. I wish it had come with bread, but other than that I have no complaints. The salad was perfection.
You truly cannot go to the Pop Shop without getting dessert. They are one of the most well-known dessert places in South Jersey. The Pop Shop specializes in ice cream, soda fountains, and sundaes. I had to get a Sundae. (It was, after all, Sundae Sunday). I ended up getting a vanilla sundae with whipped cream, brownie, and cookie crumbles. It was excellent. Unfortunately, I was so full from eating all day I had to bring it partially back home. I enjoyed the second half the day after just as much as the first.
It was 20 dollars for the salad, coffee, and huge sundae.
Would I come back to The Pop Shop?
Yes, I had a great experience, and it’s an excellent spot for kids. They even host birthday parties and events if you are looking to do that.
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Question for you:
Have you ever been to a restaurant featured on television?
I’ve been to a lot of “featured” restaurants since I live in New Orleans – and since I love good food! But some of the newer, less-traditional places have been a disappointment. There was a recent frenzy over the new Restaurant R’evolution, and I went and thought it was overpriced and mediocre. We’re a tough crowd in NOLA 😉
I don’t go to a lot of diners, because it’s not a restaurant category that shines in our area, but I am on the constant hunt for a good cup of coffee.
That coffee looks really good! So does the Sundae :). I’m glad you had a good experience, seems like this was your favorite diner you’ve visited and the good prices help too.
We have a lot of restaurants here that have been on TV. Some I’ve been to were worth the praise, but i feel like when somewhere is on TV my expectations are a lot higher going in. Also there are some really great hole in the wall places that will never be on TV due to location or whatever reason, and in a town where lots of places have been on TV… sometimes I feel like other places get overlooked.
I have a couple of diners I like better, I just didn’t so a good enough job conveying how much more I liked them LOL!
Pop Shop FTW. I’ve been thinking about it ever since our trip there… I WANT IT RIGHT MEOW!
Ah, we used to have Sundae Sundays in college! Such a solid throwback. I’m hoping to hit up a diner for breakfast tomorrow–fingers crossed!
The pop shop threw me off- for a second I was like…where’s my diner review! That whipped cream….it’s an art form! I have been to several restaurants featured on TV, however, they were incredibly underwhelming.
All A’s?! I need to check this place out on my next road trip 🙂 everything looks yummy!!
Oh my goodness I looked at the menu for that place and soo many things sound amazing! I live in Central Jersey but if I ever go down to South Jersey I gotta check it out!!
If you do let me know! Where do you live in Central? I’m off exit four myself!
I live in Princeton! 🙂 what about you?
Yessssss, one of my favorites. Let me know when you plan to go again – we can meet up!
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