The best flavoured lattes to sip this fall that aren’t pumpkin spice

Fall is synonymous with cozy knits, watching the leaves change colour (from a cottage in Muskoka, if you’re lucky), and, of course, sipping on a hot, hand-crafted beverage from your favourite coffee shop.

While pumpkin spice will always be a popular pick, Canada’s harvest season offers a ton of other flavours to enjoy, like maple, toasted hazelnut, caramel apple and more. Here are five cafes worth checking out for your latte fix.

Rustle & Still

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Nothing says fall like a spicy cup of chai. Rustle & Still’s Matcha Pandan Latte is the perfect pick-me-up for those who prefer tea lattes to espresso lattes. It blends vibrant matcha green tea and the sweet, aromatic essence of pandan, combined with steamed milk for a uniquely flavourful drink. Add a tahini dark chocolate chunk cookie and you’re golden.

Arvo Coffee Distillery

 

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With two locations in the city, Arvo is a trendy coffee and wine bar that also has a bottle shop. There are a series of fall-inspired lattes on the menu, including the Hot Date Latte which combines some of the best fall flavour profiles into one warm, steamy caffeinated drink with a surprising twist–there’s no espresso in it! It’s the perfect fall drink for those who want to skip the caffeine but still enjoy a cozy cup. The latte blends house date puree and spiced ginger, topped with cinnamon and steamed milk. Of course, if you want to, you can always add a shot of espresso!

Neo Coffee Bar

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Neo Coffee Bar specializes in Japanese-style pastries, sandwiches, and espresso-based drinks. Recently, Neo announced the return of two fall-inspired drinks, which include the classic pumpkin spice latte, and Maple Kinako Latte, which features organic milk, kinako (soybean powder), and maple syrup. Neo is also serving a special London Fog cake roll which Paris perfectly with any latte.

Elephant Grind Coffee

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If you’re a chocolate lover — who isn’t? — stop in to Richmond Hill’s Elephant Grind Coffee for a decadent and delicious  Nutella Latte. A luscious blend of rich espresso and velvety Nutella, creates a heavenly harmony of chocolate-hazelnut indulgence in every sip.

Dark Horse Espresso Bar

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Indulge in the city’s finest scones at Dark Horse, renowned not only for their delectable pastries but also for their exceptional specialty coffees, including the rich and comforting Cinnamon Brown Butter Latte. Visit any Dark Horse location to experience their latest fall drinks, filled with the cozy, autumnal flavors that are guaranteed to add an extra layer of warmth to your daily coffee ritual.

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