by Katelynn Mouton
Around these parts, the arrival of Fall is celebrated with a savory pot of gumbo or a fresh helping of jambalaya. A trip down the aisles of any grocery store will not only net shoppers all the ingredients needed for these local favorites, but also a surprisingly large selection of pumpkin spice-flavored goodies – coffees, creamers, baked goods, cereals, and more.
Local coffee shops and bakeries are upping the game with a myriad of seasonal flavor offerings. Whether you are out running errands or looking to grab something to enjoy on your couch under your favorite blanket, we’ve got you covered with this round-up of autumn-inspired treats.
In Southeast Texas, plan a stop at The Avenue Coffee & Café, a Port Neches favorite. Seasonal offerings include Maple Pecan Oatmeal cookies and Granny Smith Apple Cake donuts topped with a caramel glaze and chopped peanuts. Wash these sweet treats down with a Butter Beer Latte or a Spicy Witch (Spicy Pumpkin Chai). The café also serves seasonal energy drinks, boasting flavors like Candy Apple, Pumpkin Patch and Zombie Brain Blaster.
The Bekery, one of the area’s breakfast and brunch favorites, has captured fall flavors in a big way. Their Autumn Spice Latte, featuring chai tea, seasonal spices, and cinnamon-topped foam pairs perfectly with a serving of Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding, topped with glaze and homemade caramel sauce.
In the DeRidder area, pop in to Cat’s Coffee & Creamery. Try the Iced Caramel Apple Butter Latte or the Pumpkin Spice Frappe. Or sample a Pumpkin Spice Latte with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon. Maybe you’re a cold brew fan? Opt for the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew with cold foam. Whatever you choose, be sure to save room for a Caramel Cake Pop!
CC’s Coffee House is bringing in big flavor this fall with their Pumpkin Pie Mochasippi. Sip on that with a serving of Cinnamon Walnut or Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake. While there, grab a bag of specialty coffee to brew at home. Seasonal flavors include French Toast, Pumpkin Pie, and Pumpkin Spice.
CiCi’s Pizza pans out to be more than just pizza. If you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth after eating your fill of pizza, try CiCi’s all new Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls.
Coffee:30, a relative newcomer to the local dining scene, has quickly become known for big, unique flavors. This fall they’re whipping up a tasty Pumpkin Pie Frappe while frying up some Pumpkin Pie Beignets as a decadent side.
Great Harvest Bread Company has brought back Autumn Apple Pecan Muffins and Cakes. Wash them down with a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew or a White Chocolate Pumpkin Mocha (hot or cold).
When in Jennings, plan a visit to Java Joltz for a Cinnamon or Pumpkin Spice Tea. Sip on one of these savory teas while enjoying a fresh Pumpkin Spice Muffin.
LuLu’s Specialty Snocones and More celebrates the arrival of fall with seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice, caramel apple and more. Who says snocone season has to end with summer? For a spooktacular treat, ask for their Halloween special.
A rich menu of pumpkin-packed flavors can be found at PJ’s Coffee House. Choose from a Pumpkin Latte, Espresso Dolce, and your choice of steamed milk; sweetened with a full-bodied pumpkin sauce and dusted with cinnamon. Or try the Pumpkin Sweet Cold Foam Cold Brew. S’mores Velvet Ice and Bananas Foster flavors are also options.
Soar into fall with out-of-this-world flavors at Stellar Beans. Grab a fresh sandwich and sip on an Iced Dirty Pumpkin Spiced Chai Latte. The Espresso shot is what makes this one dirty. Order it hot, iced, or frozen and you can top it off with Stellar Sweet Cold Foam and a Cinnamon Dusting.
In Sulphur, visit The Village Coffeehouse and grab a Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookie. Wash it down with their re-invented homemade version of fall’s favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Savor the flavors of fall with a visit to one of these local businesses and follow their pages on Facebook for the latest updates on seasonal flavor offerings.