It’s October, and the pumpkin spice latte trend is officially happening everywhere. Starbucks (duh), McDonalds, Tim Hortons and even 7/11 are now on the bandwagon. Whether you’re into it or not, the PSL phenomenon has proven to be an enduring (and the most #basic) fall institution. If you do happen to dig some spice in your coffee, but could do without the questionable hot drink dispenser and garnish bar (not that there’s anything wrong with mini marshmallows) or just want a break from the original PSL, hit up one of these local haunts this season.
Cafe Con Leche Espresso Bar (1571 Dupont St.)
This couple-owned Junction-triangle spot serves a cinnamon-spiked PSL made with Rufino coffee and topped with fancy latte art to boot. The signature latte here is Nutella, but their PSL is said to be just as good.