Finally, it’s starting to get nippy out in Southern California. This means it’s time for us locals to break out our scarves, (light) coats and drive around searching for some fall treats. From Apple Wine to Pumpkin Spiced lattes (that aren’t Starbucks), we’ve gathered a list of the best fall-flavored drinks and treats to try around SoCal.
Coffee For Sasquatch is an adorable, quirky cafe located on the famous Melrose Ave. And the cafe’s Jack O’Lantern Latte is not your average PSL. Made with organic pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and other fall spices, this beverage will get you feeling cozy as you sip it. And this PSL can be made vegan-friendly. Location: 7020 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA.
An OC staple, Sidecar Donuts & Coffee has fall sweet treats for the family. The Pumpkin Pie and Everything Spice Donut features the bakery’s signature raised bullseye. This donut is the epitome of fall with its pumpkin glaze and whipped mascarpone pumpkin mousse toppings and their delicious housemade ginger snap, crumble roasted & salted pepitas, and Vermont Maple Syrup. After taking a bite, you will feel like running through a pile of leaves. Address: 270 E. 17th St. #18 Costa Mesa, CA, 92627.
If you’re looking for some fall adult drinks, then take a drive to the family-owned Snow-Line Orchard. It is located in San Bernardino County’s scenic and historic Oak Glen—where apple everything is in season. Snow-Line’s Black Dot Hard Apple Cider is made with apples from the orchard and brewed at the in-house cidery. Also, the orchard has a winery specializing in unique wines, and it’s worth the drive. Address: 39400 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa, CA, 92399.
This newbie brewery in the sleepy town of Chino Hills is creating some of the most innovative craft beers. Featuring Mexican flavors, Luchador Brewing Company’s Nightmare on Rincon is a stout on nitro made with Mexican chocolate spice and ancho chiles for a frightfully delicious experience for any beer fan. Address: 15941 Pomona Rincon Rd STE 100, Chino Hills, CA 91709
It wouldn’t be fall in Southern California without some fall-flavored wine. And we’ve got the perfect recommendation: Volcan Mountain Winery, nestled near the gorgeous Volcan Mountain in Julian, California, creates appealing apple wines, including the Pomme D’Amour Sparkling Apple Wine made with 18 varieties of apples. Address: 1255 Julian Orchards Dr., Julian, CA 92036.
FALL Yeah!—another pumpkin spice latte is on this list. Located in Pasadena, Jameson Brown Coffee Roasters is a low-key coffee shop with high-quality made drinks. This coffee shop has been roasting its coffee in-house since 2006. Their beverages will please any coffee connoisseur, especially the REAL Pumpkin Latte, which contains actual pumpkin puree, as well as other autumnal spices to give you those fall vibes. Address: 260 N. Allen Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106.