By Camden Moore
It’s that time of year again for yoga pants, UGG boots and pumpkin spice everything.
The leaves have not turned to the perfect hues of red, orange and yellow and the Texas heat continues beating down on us, but when Sept. 22 hits, fall is in full swing and people are on the prowl for their seasonal drink of choice.
If you are a coffee lover like me but over being a Starbucks fan, many local stops around Dallas are available for getting a pumpkin spice latte.
Ascension – Oak Lawn – 1621 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75207
This stylish coffeehouse is the perfect atmosphere to get your pumpkin spice fix. The friendly baristas behind the counter can turn any of your favorite caffeine concoctions – hot or cold – into a fall treat.
Oak Lawn Coffee – Oak Lawn – 2720 Oak Lawn Ave. Unit A Dallas, TX 75219
With a half-priced happy hour 2 p.m.–5 p.m. daily, this local coffee shop is the place for fall favorites. Their handmade pumpkin spice latte is the perfect blend of spices including nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.
Old East Dallas
Method Coffee – 1623 N Hall St. Dallas, TX 75204
Gather your friends and visit this quaint coffee shop for their local and organic PSL that will excite taste buds. Their pumpkin spice syrup is a seamless mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin puree and sugar that can add the right autumn vibe to your ideal latte.
Highland Park Village
BIRD Bakery – HPV – 7 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
This swanky bakery sits in the heart of Highland Park Village, drawing shoppers in with the smells of baked goods and coffee filling the air. They may not have a pumpkin spice latte on their menu, but they have a pumpkin spice cupcake to die for. Pair that with their regular latte and voila! Try their homemade pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies for more tasty treats.
Sip Stir Cafe – Uptown – 3800 McKinney Ave. #180
This community cafe creates a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for its customers. With its pumpkin spice drinks rolling out soon, it allows for the perfect meeting place for having long conversations over a seasonal coffee, listening to music and enjoying the company of close friends.
Drip Coffee Company – 4343 Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75225
Head to this friendly, little shop on Lovers Lane. The coffee shop roasts its beans on-site to create the perfect lattes and cappuccinos. With a mix of their pumpkin spice flavoring, you are set for a lovely autumn afternoon with friends.