- Montreal is a haven for unique caffeinated drinks, so much so that cafés around the city have begun to get creative with their latte flavours during this fall season.
- We've made a list of lattes that are sure to spice up your life as the autumn blues begin to kick in.
- See which ones spark your interest below!
The pumpkin spice latte is now pretty much synonymous with autumn. As the leaves begin to change colours, cafés all over start preparing their fall menu, and then suddenly, every person you walk by is holding a pumpkin spice latte. But what the majority of us need right now are some colourful lattes to make our gloomy days just a little bit brighter.
If pumpkin is your thing, this season is undoubtedly your favourite. In Montreal, we have so options for these (now basic) drinks - so many that our very own Alex Melki is taste-testing as many PSLs as possible and rating them.
However, this seasonal latte can get kind of boring after a while. If your taste buds are looking for something new, you're in luck, because there are a ton of options for coffee lovers in Montreal - so you can be trying a new caffeinated drink every day if your heart desires!
Coffee shops are experimenting with all sorts of delicious and exciting lattes. From switching the colour of the foam to mixing up the flavours inside, lattes can have more versatility than many of us expect.
We've created a list of some of our favourite autumn lattes that will most definitely take you out of your midweek slump, and have your senses thanking you for switching up your daily caffeine intake.
Where: 150 Mont-Royal Est; Le Blueboy
Taro is a sweet, vanilla-y root vegetable that is often found in bubble tea and dessert. This means taro lattes are energizing drinks without any caffeine!
Where: 753 Décarie; Le VSL
Le VSL is one of Ville Saint-Laurent's newest cafés and it is exactly what we needed for this autumn season. Head to VSL to try the rainbow latte. Every latte in this café is a sight for sore eyes.
"Persian Fog" Latte
Where: 1448 Sherbrooke West; Cafe Aunja
This cozy Mile End spot is a go-to for those looking for delicious Iranian tea and coffee. Their "Iranian fog" latte consists of Iranian black tea, milk, saffron syrup, and crushed pistachios. It's a must-try on rainy autumn days.
Where: Mandy's salads throughout Montreal.
If you're looking for a vitamin boost in a cup, you're going to have to head to Mandy's Salads for a beetroot latte. I mean, how can you resist this photo-worthy shade of pink?
Gingerbread Pumpkin Spice Latte
Where: 1468 Peel St; Livia Matcha
This delicious latte takes pumpkin spice lattes one step further. Check out this adorable coffee shop for a ton of fall-themed drinks. And, for the non-coffee drinkers out there, try the salted caramel hot chocolate.
Where: 200 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal; Tommy Cafe
Fun fact: a cup of matcha has a similar amount of caffeine than a cup of brewed coffee but, unlike coffee, it doesn't leave you with the caffeine crash. If you haven't tried a matcha latte yet, check out Tommy's take on the delicious drink.
Check out Tommy Cafe here!
Salted Caramel Latte
Where: 2522 Rue Beaubien Est; La Brassée
La Brassée is ready to make your coffee however you like it. If espressos aren't your thing, you can mix things up with a salted caramel latte, or a classic vanilla latte.
Where: 1468 Peel st; Livia Matcha
This drink, which has been drunk by people in India for centuries, has recently been popularised in Montreal. This latte is great for those nursing a cold or who have difficulty sleeping. On top of it all, it's delicious.
Orange Nutella Latte
Where: 2351 Jean Talon E; Cafe Zezin.
Cafe Zezin is a cozy hole-in-the-wall in Villeray with absolutely fantastic coffee. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to try the Orange Nutella Latte. While you're at it, grab one of their delicious pastries: you know you want to.
With this amount of new options, why would you settle for a basic latte? May your autumn be filled with delicious, original, caffeinated drinks.