Four Great Pumpkin Coffee Drinks
Coffee shops that offer a pumpkin spice fix
The season for hot, caffeinated drinks is upon us—but you don’t have to head to the nearest coffee chain to score a latte with fall flair. Here are three Charlotte coffee shops that serve pumpkin spice goodness in a cup. NoDa standby Smelly Cat Coffeehouse (514 E. 36th St., 704-374-9656) offers a pumpkin spice latte ($3.90) made with your choice of the shop’s house-roasted espresso (medium or dark roast), plus a blend of its house-made vanilla syrup and pumpkin spice syrup. At Central Coffee Co. (719 Louise Ave., 704-335-7288), the pumpkin spice latte ($3.63) is made with employee Lindsey Pitman’s house-made vegan pumpkin syrup, sweetened with agave. If you’re seeking something a bit more decadent, head to Mugs Coffee (5126 Park Rd., 704-733-9014) and order a pumpkin pie espresso milkshake ($3.89), made with fresh espresso and pumpkin pie syrup. If you change your mind and want something warm, you can always get a pumpkin pie latte ($3.14) instead.