Friendship Ended With Pumpkin Spice. Now Flavored Latte Is My Best Friend.

09/22/2022 in
Friendship Ended With Pumpkin Spice. Now Flavored Latte Is My Best Friend.

Love it or hate it, pumpkin spice latte season is upon us. Lower Manhattan has several spacious Starbucks locations from which to grab the namesake drink — no judgment (wink wink) — but for those looking to upgrade their flavor profile and also support a local business, pick from the following sugared-and-spiced espresso list.

Takahachi Bakery (25 Murray Street)

Beloved Japanese cafe and dessert shop prepares a solid matcha latte, but local workers know to order the seasonal apple chai special. 

Bean & Bean Coffee (71 Broadway)

The mother-daughter duo behind Bean & Bean have once again provided the neighborhood with a delicious holiday treat. Try their gingerbread latte for a seasonal drink between meetings.

Inatteso Cafe (38 West Street)

Steps from the Battery Park City Esplanade, this cute Italian espresso store offers a zesty turmeric latte to boost immune systems right in time for flu season. 

787 Coffee (77 Pearl Street)

We’ve lauded the mood uplifting effects of 787’s breakfast tacos and empanadas, so adding their rum-infused coquito latte to your order is the flavor party your brain deserves. 

Two Geese (101 Liberty Street)

Treat yourself to one of their many sweet-inspired latte options like horchata, ube or creme brulée. 

Dragon Tea (106 Greenwich Street)

This modern bubble tea cafe whips up a refreshing strawberry matcha iced latte. 

Split Eights (40 Exchange Place)

This afternoon standby doubles as a classy, two-floor cocktail lounge at night, but we’re all about the decadent butterscotch latte just prior to happy hour. 

The Dead Rabbit (30 Water Street)

Hit the snooze button on Seasonal Affective Disorder with their smooth Irish coffee as you watch the sun go down a little earlier each day. 

photo: Two Geese Bakery

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