While proper fall weather may be lagging in Phoenix, these local spots are embracing the season with fall menus featuring pumpkin spice lattes and an array of other delightful autumnal concoctions.
The unrelenting desert heat may make it hard to fully welcome PSL season, but we can pretend there’s a crisp fall breeze with a little bit of healthy delusion, cranking up our air conditioning and indulging in cozy beverages.
Enjoy harmonious blends of spices and creamy autumn goodness at one of these local spots.
Elevate Coffee Company
Elevate Coffee Co. at Norterra in North Phoenix is elevating the fall coffee game with its newly unveiled fall menu. Seasonal beverages include a pumpkin pie white chocolate mocha, caramel apple cider, pumpkin spice latte, caramel butterscotch latte and maple chai. If you want to feel like the main character in a Hallmark movie set on a maple farm in Vermont, the maple chai is a must-try.
2530 W. Happy Valley Rd., Phoenix, 602-341-5480, elevatecoffee.com
Pumpkin spice season at 32 Shea is no joke. This local eatery goes all out, offering an array of pumpkin-inspired delights including pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice espresso martinis, a white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin ravioli with pomegranate agrodolce. The fall menu beautifully showcases pumpkin’s versatility from sweet beverages and desserts to savory pasta. It also boasts a dog-friendly patio with shade and misters so it’s the perfect hangout spot for those unseasonably warm fall days.
10626 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, 602-867-7432, 32shea.com
Light Heart Coffee
This lavish and Insta-worthy coffee shop is ready for fall with its seasonal latte lineup including the Cozy Cabin (maple butter pecan), Apple Crisp (apple cookie butter), Golden Spice (spiced brown sugar), and Pumpkin Spice with smoked sage. Savor the luxurious fall flavors while basking in the light-hearted ambiance, and don’t forget to snap a pic for the gram.
6969 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, 480-269-6279, lightheartcoffee.com
Starting Sunday, October 1, beloved local roastery Press Coffee will be offering its Pumpkin Espresso Shaker with tasty pumpkin sauce, invigorating espresso and creamy oat milk. Coffee enthusiasts and pumpkin spice aficionados alike will also be able to add pumpkin flavor to any cold brew, latte, cappuccino and more. Fall in love with the autumn offerings at one of Press Coffee’s 12 Valley locations.
12 Valley locations, presscoffee.com
Daily Drip Coffee & Desserts
While we may still be dripping with sweat, fall is in full swing at Daily Drip Coffee. Its seasonal menu includes a pumpkin cinnamon roll latte, pumpkin chai latte, pumpkin drip latte and much more. For the perfect and cozy cafe experience, complement a scrumptious pumpkin drip latte crowned with orange cold foam with one of their delectable crepes or pastries. Take some headphones and listen to the Twilight movie soundtrack or Taylor Swift’s Red album to really immerse yourself in the fall vibes. These seasonal menu items are available at both locations in Scottsdale and Glendale.
Two Valley locations, instagram.com/dailydripcoffeedesserts
Fair Trade Cafe
This woman-owned organic fair-trade coffee shop in the heart of Downtown Phoenix released its fall menu with three specialty drinks to satisfy your autumn cravings. The drinks include the Sugar n’ Spice (horchata chai latte topped with cinnamon), Cafecito Calabaza (white chocolate pumpkin latte topped with pumpkin spice) and the Cinna Butter Latte (cookie butter latte topped with butter pecan cold foam). Stop by for a delectable coffee and stay for the rotating art gallery and delicious artisan-crafted sandwiches.
1020 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 602-354-8150, azfairtrade.com
Gathered Grounds Coffee
‘Tis the season for pumpkin at Gathered Grounds, a coffee trailer in Surprise. The drive-thru-only spot is offering three specialty coffees for fall including the pumpkin Marshmallow Macchiato, Pumpkin Spiced Chai Latte and Pumpkin Firehoney Cold Brew. Treat yourself to one of these unique beverages and pair it with a breakfast burrito or pastry for a yummy morning treat.
15800 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise, 602-345-0932, gatheredgrounds.com
Top Cup Coffee
Top Cup Coffee in Gilbert is slaying pumpkin spice season with six autumn-inspired drinks to cure your fall coffee cravings. Its seasonal menu boasts a crème brûlée macchiato, butterscotch caramel latte, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie cold brew, pumpkin spiced chai and for those seeking a caffeine alternative, a sour caramel apple energy drink. Check out the coffee house’s Instagram page to stay updated on their daily specials and discounted drink offerings.
7115 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, 480-729-1375, topcup.coffee
Cabin Coffee Cafe
Pumpkin is back at Cabin Coffee Cafe in Glendale. Experience the warm and inviting cabin atmosphere and sip on a toasted pumpkin cold brew with pumpkin pie and toasted marshmallow flavoring topped with pumpkin whip and cinnamon. It also offers a variety of food and baked goods like beautifully decorated sugar cookies.
6525 W. Happy Valley Rd., Glendale, 623-566-0118, cabincoffeecafe.com
Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho
While Zuzu at Hotel Valley Ho isn’t a coffee shop, the restaurant’s Show Stopper milkshake for the month of September is Cup o’ Joe – a pumpkin spice milkshake topped with a chocolate coffee cup filled with coffee mousse and whipped cream. The shake is also garnished with mini cinnamon sugar donuts, palmiers, candied pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spice milk crumb and caramel sauce. The shakes are $20 and for each shake purchased during the month of September, $1 will be donated to the Arizona Golden Rescue. Don’t miss out on this truly show-stopping and sweet milkshake this pumpkin spice season.
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-421-7997, hotelvalleyho.com