Fall and winter drinks in Tempe to warm your soul

Author: Amy

Posted on: October 9, 2014
Last updated on: August 8th, 2016 at 2:38 pm


October is well under way, and to celebrate that autumn is here, I always like to indulge in my favorite fall and winter drinks. Tempe has a wonderful collection of local coffee shops and restaurants that offer an array of fall and winter drinks that are sure to warm your soul and make it feel like it’s actually chilly outside (which of it’s not!). Here is a list of my favorites as well as a few new spots try out in Tempe!

The Blend
521 S. College Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
The Blend is the perfect spot to go while in or around ASU’s Tempe campus. There are a variety of delicious drinks to try here, including a large selection of coffees, teas and smoothies. For that taste of fall, I recommend ordering the pumpkin caramel latte. It’s decadent and delicious!

Xtreme Bean Coffee
1707 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281
A neighborhood favorite, Xtreme Bean Coffee is home to one of my all-time favorite winter drinks – the Cafe Mocha-X. This indulgent drink is made up of ghiradelli chocolate, half and half and chocolate shavings. It’s really rich, so plan on skipping dessert of you order this one. Yum!

1865 Coffee
40 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Head over to 1865 Coffee, attached to the Salvation Army adjacent to ASU’s Tempe Campus. 1865 Coffee serves the best fair trade coffee from Vietnam and donates the proceeds to world services and the ARC, so you can feel good about ordering your morning coffee. Try their turtle mocha with homemade whip cream, you won’t regret it! Made with hazelnut and caramel, it will warm your heart and soul.

Delice Bistro
690 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Located on Mill Avenue is Downtown Tempe, Delice Bistro is brand new and offers a variety of yummy food offerings in addition to coffee drinks. The Nutella macchiato and the hot or iced hot chocolate are sure to be fan favorites! I plan on trying the Nutella machiatto as soon as possible – everything tastes good when its made with Nutella!

Gold Bar Espresso
3141 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282
Locally owned and operated, this family run coffee shop offers a plethora of fun coffee drinks to choose from, including a huge selection of specialty mochas. They are also offering a yummy pumpkin spice and gingerbread latte for the season. And make sure to get whipped cream on top – it’s homemade! For something refreshing, try their new custom-crafted sodas: vanilla cream, exotic citrus and tangerine orange.

Gold Bar Espresso

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