Seattle fall coffee and tea shop drinks that are not pumpkin spice lattes

There’s clouds and rain in the forecast almost every day in Seattle. And the more it ramps up, the more that means fall is here. And that means that our coffee-loving (and tea-loving) city will soon be drowning in pumpkin spice lattes.

But for those of us who crave variety in our fall beverages, there’s hope. A lot of our indie coffee and tea shops (yes, shop and drink locally, please) have specialty and year-long non-pumpkin drinks waiting for you:

    1. “The Snicker Doddle Latte” at The Station in Beacon Hill. The Snicker Doddle Latte (an original take on a snickerdoodle latte) uses vanilla flavoring and real cinnamon in the milk, and is a favorite for the season. Want something with a little more kick? The Station is known for its spicy Mexican Mochas (Mocha with Mexican hot chocolate and espresso).
      The Station , 1600 South Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle, Wa, 98144,
    2.  “Home for the Holidays Latte” at Bellden Cafe is not only a condensed milk, cinnamon, cocoa and clove miracle, but it’s also a Charity drink. Drink it and your heart will be as warm as your tummy, knowing that some of the proceeds go to help others. Hey, it’s the beginning of the giving season!
      10527 Main St Bellevue, WA 98004
    3. London Smog” at Ghost Note Coffee is an extraordinary tea choice for the fall – with its pine-smoked black tea, chai-spiced honey and steamed oat milk. Warmth without the pumpkin will fill you right up.
      1623 Bellevue Ave. Seattle, Wa 98122
    4. Horchata” at Arosa Cafe has enough sugar to make the season oh-so sweet. It’s a Seattle take on a Mexican drink, that’s made with rice, some heavy cream, a little vanilla and hint of cinnamon. (Usually served cold, so make sure you ask them to heat it up.)
      3121 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
    5. Chai Latte at Storyville (four locations). And how does this land here? Because Chai Latte is infused with those lovely Asian spices that always have a hint of fall. And the fireside sofa at the Queen Anne Ave, which warms our faves. Hello!
      2128 Queen Anne Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
      94 Pike St #34 Seattle, WA 98101
      1001 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98104
      9459 Coppertop Loop NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110