Local coffee shops offer an array of specialties, many celebrating the season
I look forward to my first morning cup of coffee, partly for the taste, partly for the boost and partly because I find it soothing. I’m guessing that most of us need that dose of comfort, especially now.
A java jolt from your local coffee shop or restaurant can put you back on course. You can certainly chug a few espressos but here is a sampling of what else is brewing in Tallahassee if you’d like something special.
*Autumn Spice Latte is the signature drink for autumn at All Saints Coffee House, featuring their house-made autumn spice syrup, plus they’ll be serving their special recipe chai lattes. 903 Railroad Ave.; 850-366-9073.
*Bonfire toasted marshmallow latte with vanilla, dark chocolate and gingerbread flavors at the year-old Square Mug Cafe at the Railroad Square Art District, 567 Industrial Dr.
*Cafe Con Leche, the classic Cuban coffee drink, is a remedy for what ails you. It’s made with strong espresso and warm milk. At Habana’s Boardwalk Cafe, 2819 Mahan Dr.
*Fennec Mocha Latte with white chocolate, raspberry mocha and a brew from Fennec Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee roasting company, is one of the signature coffee choices at Paper Fox Coffee, which features brewed coffees from different parts of the world. 2020 W. Pensacola St.
*The Headless Horseman at Black Dog Cafe. Hard to imagine a more enticing name for a coffee drink offered during the fall season. It’s a latte with white chocolate, maple spice, pumpkin and cinnamon. Or you could make it simple and try an organic Costa Rican, a favorite of owner Carla Reid. Lake Ella, 229 Lake Ella Dr.; 850-224-2518.
*Lavender latte sounds so civilized and gentle that you just might put this turbulent election season out of your head — for a few minutes. You can get a cold brew or an espresso with a shot of flavor. Beans at Betton, the coffee shop at Food Glorious Food, makes its own vanilla and hazelnut syrup in-house and uses Lucky Goat coffee. 1950 Thomasville Rd.
*Pumpkin spice latte is the seasonal brew, available through Thanksgiving, at RedEye Coffee. Aside from its long list of coffee specialties, the shop runs a breakfast club with the Street Chefs food truck, delivering coffee and frittatas to different neighborhoods each week. 1122 Thomasville Rd., 1196 Capital Circle NE or Capital Regional Medical Center, 2626 Capital Medical Blvd.
*Tallyccino, the signature drink at Lucky Goat Coffee is a cold coffee brew with a sweet vanilla cream. A seasonal pumpkin drink is another favorite. Lucky Goat has several locations, including 668 Capital Circle NE, 1400 Village Square Blvd., 1307 N. Monroe St. and 3431 Bannerman Rd.