Fall is littered with seasonal staples ranging from cozy sweaters to bonfires, and, of course, warm pumpkin spice lattes. If you’re looking to find local options of the latter, here are a few metro Detroit cafés serving up the fall favorite.
Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
The signature pumpkin spice latte is once again available at each Dessert Oasis location. Pumpkin spice lattes are made using pumpkin and fall spices and house-made syrups and purées. For those dining in, the drink is served in a safety-conscious single-use cup, instead of its usual ceramic — to help avoid cross contamination during the pandemic. The shop’s Detroit and Rochester locations also serves up The Tell Tale Heart, another seasonal drink that features cold coffee, cardamom-apple shrub, ginger, orange, and cinnamon. Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters, 336 S. Main St., Rochester; 248-453-5239; 115 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-307-7161; 1220 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-338-3515; docr.coffee.com
Along with offering a traditional hot pumpkin spice latte, Atomic Coffee makes a refreshing spin on this seasonal staple. The shop’s pumpkin spice nitro cold brew is ideal for those warm-weather days we still see in early fall. Each round of cold brew coffee is crafted from Atomic’s own blend, cold brewed over a 16-hour period and then nitrogenated for 48 hours. Atomic Coffee, 401 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-397-8036; atomiccoffee.net
The Office Coffee Shop
Flavor is a primary goal at The Office Coffee Shop, a spot that offers services like Wi-Fi, meeting areas, and printing as well as a full drink menu. The shop’s hot and cold pumpkin spice lattes are made with Michigan-roasted coffee. The shop recommends adding seasonal spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, or whipped topping to top off the latte. Additionally, the shop offers 12 different flavorful syrups to complement lattes, ranging from peach and raspberry to traditional hazelnut or caramel. Every purchase at the cafe benefits local charities. The Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak; 248-268-9100; theofficecoffeeshop.com
The pumpkin spice latte at Commonwealth Cafe features natural pumpkin purée. Customers can choose from a variety of milk options, including oat or almond milk to make the drink vegan. Looking for an alternative to pumpkin spice? Other seasonal drinks at the Birmingham eatery include a Sweet Oat Latte, Turmeric Ginger Tea, and Apple Cider Chai. Commonwealth Cafe, 300 Hamilton Rd., Birmingham; 248-792-9766; gocommonwealth.com
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
Great Lakes Roasting Co.’s pumpkin spice latte is crafted with a precise blend of ingredients sourced directly from farmers. Great Lakes Roasting Co.’s staff visits farmers each year before hand-picking the ideal coffee beans from Africa and South America. Beans are roasted in custom-modified drums to have precise control over temperature and measurements. Syrups and spices, like maple and ginger, can be added to any coffee. Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co., for locations visit, greatlakescoffee.com