Autumn is upon us and while we’re here for the fall colours, pumpkin patches and cosy sweaters, what really signifies the arrival of fall for us is when pumpkin spice lattes make their debut in coffee shops. And while this year, Starbucks, purveyors of the original PSL brought the warm, spiced coffee back earlier than ever (mid-August is not autumn, by the way), nothing tastes better than supporting our local cafes. Here are a few spots in the city to grab a cup of this fall treat.
Unit 106 15331 16th Avenue
Tucked away inside the lobby of a health centre in South Surrey, Everbean Cafe is an oasis of happiness and coffee joy! Stop by and order from their seasonal menu, including a “real” pumpkin spice latte blended with house-made vegan pumpkin sauce made from real pumpkin puree!
Boothroyd Heritage Coffee
16811 60 Avenue
The rich history of the house lends itself to creating the atmosphere of a one-of-a-kind coffee house that is a firm favourite of locals and visitors. At Boothroyd Heritage Coffee’s you can enjoy everything from your basic (but excellent) drip coffee or cappuccino, to soul-warming creations like their Pumpkin Chai Latte, a twist on the classic PSL.
Mink Chocolates & Cafe
Unit F-110 Morgan Crossing, 15775 Croydon Drive
Known as a chocolate mecca, their rich hot chocolate is to die for, but they also know their way around an excellent cup of coffee, and this fall they are the answer to all your pumpkin spice dreams! Stop by Mink Chocolates & Cafe for the pumpkin spice latte and pair it with a tasty pumpkin spice loaf or tart.
Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters
108-19140 28 Avenue
Spent Grounds takes pumpkin spice seriously with a Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew that they are happy to transform into Pumpkin Spice Hot Brew. Top off this cup of creamy goodness with vegan pumpkin marshmallows! And be sure to grab a bag of Pumpkin Spice granola to take home.
Grandview Corners, 16041 24 Avenue
For a little taste of fall, Island style, head to Islands Cafe for their creamy, delicious pumpkin latte! Made with beans imported weekly from Maui and hand-roasted at their White Rock location. Hit all the fall flavours when you pair your latte with one of their perfect ginger cookies.
202 – 9014 152nd Street
Prefer your pumpkin spice in your baked goods as opposed to your to-go cup? Cuatro Coffee has you covered with their fall favourite homemade, from scratch, Pumpkin Spice scones. Not too sweet and just the perfect amount of spiced goodness, the scones pair perfectly with any of their fabulous fall flavoured coffees.
Sip N Snack
#5 5723 176 Street
Live out your pumpkin spiced dreams at Cloverdale’s newly opened Sip N Snack. Nestled in the calming oasis of Thrive Greenery & Gifts, you canget a classic pumpkin spiced latte, an iced version or order it blended for a refreshing frappe! And does anything really go better with coffee than donuts? Keep the fall flavours going with a delicious maple or maple bacon donut.