Pumpkin spice and all things nice. Where to grab a cozy drink in Victoria this fall

Pumpkin spice and all things nice. Where to grab a cozy drink in Victoria this fall

There is very little in life that cannot be improved with a hot drink. It can warm us up, or cool us down.  The arrival of fall brings warm scarves, plaid clothing, falling leaves, and a return to baking. However, there is nothing we appreciate more about this season than all of the delicious seasonal flavours that appear at our adored coffee shops. These warm drink masterpieces soften the pace of life. Think about it, you simply cannot “guzzle” a hot drink. 

What will your new “go-to” be this autumn season? Pumpkin spice latte, caramel apple steamer, Hazelton mocha, peppermint hot cocoa, salted caramel latte, or apple pie latte. These are only a few of the creative possibilities popping up at our Victoria coffee establishments. Embrace the season that is upon us and support our local coffee shops by sampling their new fall menu options. Here are a few venues that are part of an ever-growing list. Please check websites for location and up-to-date hours of operation.

Discovery Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Latte is crafted with their own homemade spice blend. Delicious hot Apple Cider for those looking for something without coffee.

664 Discovery St, Victoria
1001 Blanshard St, Victoria
1964 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria
281 Menzies St, Victoria
discoverycoffee.com
@discoverycoffee

Hide and Seek Coffee

New flavours being offered this fall include Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte, Cardamom Tea Latte, Apple Pie Latte, and Ginger Apple Spritz

2207 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria
hideandseekcoffee.ca
@hideandseekcoffee

The Allenby Coffee Bar

Choose from Pumpkin Spice Lattes as well as vegan and gluten-free pumpkin minis.  

They also sell their own homemade pumpkin spice sauce made with real pumpkin, coconut milk, spices, brown sugar, and maple syrup for sweetener. This is also vegan and gluten-free.

2865A Foul Bay Rd, Victoria
theallenby.com
@theallenby

Moka House

Back with all their favourites – Pumpkin Spice Latte, Spiced Moka, Harvest Fog (Chai Tea and Hazelnut), and Fall Fog (Early Grey and Caramel)

345 Cook St, Victoria
3849b Cadboro Bay Rd, Victoria
mokahouse.com
@mokahousevictoria

Good Earth Coffeehouse

All about Maple.  Americano Maple Misto, Maple Tea Latte, and Maple and Oat Cold Brew. The house-made Cold Brew is swirled with maple syrup and topped with oat milk.

3450 Uptown Blvd #109, Victoria
535 Superior St, Victoria
1952 Bay St, Victoria
1971 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria
goodearthcoffeehouse.com
​​goodearthhq

Shatterbox Coffee

Try their Pumpkin Spice Latte or their Graham Cracker Latte. Pair it with their curried pumpkin soup which will be back on the menu.

1701 Douglas St, Victoria
@sbxcoffee
shatterbox.ca

Bean Around The World

Enjoy the festive flavour of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange with both an Orange Mocha and Orange Hot Chocolate.  The menu also features their Pumpkin Spice Latte and Gingerbread Latte.

533 Fisgard St, Victoria
beanvictoria.com
@thebeanvictoria

Enjoy all of these decadent seasonal creations and remember to tell your favourite barista –  “Thanks a latte for all that you do for me.”

Written by

June Dagnall

Guest Writer