Mix n’ Munch (1005 Mission St., South Pasadena, 626.441.8808) is a little spot serving cereal and grilled cheese any way you like it. It feels like a cross between your grade-school cafeteria and your childhood kitchen. Saved by the Bell plays on TV at the counter (yes!), so peruse 25 of your favorite cereals to be mixed into a bowl however you see fit, with toppings like fruit, nuts, chocolate chips and even caramel sauce. Or trust the in-house experts and go with one of their many creations.
If you’re feeling more of a salt vibe rather than sweet, you can build your own grilled cheese masterpiece with everything from pickles to Spam, or opt for the Mix n’ Munch Cristo with gruyère, turkey and ham on egg bread dipped in french toast batter or The Elvis with peanut butter, bananas and bacon.Your combo will even come with tater tots and a glass of milk.