7 of the Best Fall Coffee Drinks You’ll Find in Phoenix

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By Robert Gundran

October 6, 2023

There’s something undeniably comforting about sipping on a hot cup of coffee while the temperatures drop and the cooler fall breeze picks up.

As the seasons change, seasonal cafe menus do, too—from the iconic pumpkin spice latte that signals the unofficial arrival of fall to other fall drinks featuring flavors like hazelnut, pecan, and maple.

Here are seven fall drinks across Phoenix we can’t wait to get our hands on:

Pumpkin Spice & Hazelnut Coffees

Songbird Coffee & Tea House
812 N. Third St.

Songbird Coffee & Tea House opened in mid-2012 and is in a downtown Phoenix historic house built in the early 1900s.

Their beans are sourced from Cortez Coffee Roasters in Tempe, and their loose tea leaves are from Maya Tea Company in Tucson.

This year, they’ve unveiled their homemade pumpkin and hazelnut syrups. They can be added to any of their drinks. Add it to an espresso or chai tea latte, and pair it with their pumpkin pop-tart, also homemade.

Espresso Pumpkin Shaker

Press Coffee
200 E. Van Buren St. (Multiple Valley Locations)

Press Coffee is one of the more ubiquitous local coffee chains you’ll find in Arizona. With four locations in Phoenix, four in Scottsdale, two in Tempe, and one each in Gilbert and Chandler, you can find one close to you in most parts of the Valley.

Their pumpkin espresso shaker is fresh espresso and pumpkin purée shaken together with ice and topped with your choice of milk.

Don’t hesitate to try out their rendition of the pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin cream cheese muffin from Noble Bread to snack on.

Maple Brown Butter Pecan Latte

aFlourshop
803 N. Seventh St. Suite 102

When on Roosevelt Row, it’s tempting to dip into one of the various businesses strewn along the arts district.

Head south on Seventh Street and right by a bridal shop you’ll find aFlourshop, which specializes in pastries, coffee, and flowers.

This year you’ll find a maple brown butter pecan latte, a sweet and rich warm drink. Their fall menu also includes their version of the pumpkin spice latte, a spiced ginger orange tea, and brown sugar cinnamon latte.

No doubt you’ll also impulse-buy one of their cookies, bars, macarons, or pastries.

Island Pumpkin Pie Latte

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii
50 W. Jefferson St. Suite 170

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii started on the biggest island of Hawaii, bringing Hawaiian coffee from most of the state’s islands to customers. Since 1989, they’ve brought that coffee to the lower 48, including Arizona locations in Phoenix and Tolleson.

Their fall lineup this year features the island pumpkin pie latte. It’s available iced or hot and has hints of macadamia nut and cinnamon.

They also have the ice pumpkin lava latte and a caramel apple mana, an apple energy drink with a caramel swirl.

Blueberry Lavender Matcha

Valley Coffee Company
100 W. Portland St. #108

Valley Coffee Company doesn’t just stop at coffee, this Phoenix-based shop serves craft beer and wine on tap alongside light bites and gelato.

Stop by before or after a trip to the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and grab yourself a blueberry lavender matcha.

Valley Coffee Company described it on an Instagram post as “a fusion of blueberries, calming lavender, and matcha green tea—like a stroll through a fall garden.”

If that’s not your speed, their fall menu also has hot honey cold brew, macadamia white choc mocha, cinnamon bun chai, and the classic pumpkin spice latte.

Brown Sugar Rosemary Latte

Giant Coffee
1437 N. First St.

Giant Coffee is an offshoot of Matt’s Big Breakfast. Owners Matt and Erenia jumped into the coffee business and established Giant Coffee right next to the Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, and Phoenix Theater Company.

On Instagram they featured their brown sugar rosemary latte, the staple of their new fall menu. You can also opt for their version of the pumpkin spice latte.

The Last Great Americano Dynasty

Fillmore Coffee Co.
600 N. Fourth St.

If the Swifties have made it down this far, I know this is the place you’re headed to next.

Fillmore Coffee Co. is just north of Arizona Center, and right next to Arizona State University’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

Their fall menu this year is (Taylor’s Version), featuring The Last Great Americano Dynasty—an Americano with pumpkin spice sweet cream.

If that’s not your style, you can try out folklore, a brown sugar shaken espresso with pumpkin spice cold foam; All Too Caramel, a caramel latte topped with cinnamon; Champagne Problems, a cranberry rose creme soda; or evermore, a chai latte with pumpkin spice cold foam.

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  • Robert Gundran

    Robert Gundran grew up in the Southwest, spending equal time in the Valley and Southern California throughout his life. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2018 and wrote for The Arizona Republic and The Orange County Register.

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