The Pop Shop

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 begining to order or eat, the Pop Shop began at the top of my list.


Atmosphere: A

Although the Pop Shop is a little bit loud for my liking, I love everything about it.  It’s fun, it’s bright and it’s open.  I love the general and overall style.

Coffee: A

The woman was generous and brought a lovely cup of coffee with whipped cream.  The whipped cream was so stacked it nearly toppled over.  I can never have complaints about that.  The coffee itself was amazing as well.  Overall this ranks in the top 5 diner coffees.  Well done Pop Shop, well done.


Food: A

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.  I ordered the smoked salmon salad.  Despite having a much smaller menu, it’s clear that Pop Shop does each dish extremely well.  There isn’t a need for an overall large menu because everything is good.


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 then that I have no complaints.  The salad was perfection.

Dessert: A

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 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.



Price: $

It was 20 dollars for a delicious salad, coffee and huge sundae.  Honestly this is probably one of the best prices and values of any diner I’ve been too.  The food was great and filling and it was under 20 dollars including tip. (19.50).

Would I come back?

Yes and I hope I can go back very soon.  Finally to clear the air, the Pop Shop did not pay me to come visit or review…I’m just now obsessed.

PS: It’s Danielle’s Birthday today so you should go wish her a Happy Birthday.

Questions for you:

Have you ever been to the Pop Shop?

Have you ever been to a restaurant featured on television?


11 responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!

  6. Yessssss, one of my favorites. Let me know when you plan to go again – we can meet up!

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