Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

There’s pumpkin special about Tempe!

Although fall is officially underway, temperatures in Tempe are likely still in summer mode, and the only real “taste” of fall we get around here is through the many treats and sweets from nearby restaurants and bakeries. Tempe’s fall staples like Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company, pumpkin waffles from Daily Jam and a long list of other delicious autumn-inspired treats will not only get you in your fall feels but will likely convince you that Tempe is your new favorite fall destination. Experience why we are still fallin’ for Tempe year after year.

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967

Nothing screams fall in Tempe like local favorite, Four Peaks Brewing Company. Check out the seasonal drink menu and try one of the many fall-inspired brews now on tap like Pumpkin Porter, Oktoberfest and Masskrug Monsoon. If you can’t decide on one, Four Peaks offers a Fall Beer Flight where you will be able to taste all fall-time beers.

Pumpkin Porter
Photo courtesy of Four Peaks Brewing Co.

The Human Bean
1765 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 359-0852

With a passion for creating happy people and their love of coffee, The Human Bean knows exactly how to add a little fall to your favorite drinks. Check out the Pumpkin Snowy, Salted Caramel Latte, or add the Pumpkin Cold Foam to any drink order.

The Human Bean

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85225 | (480) 777-1141

Craving pumpkin carbs? Great Harvest Bread Co. will save the day. Take a bite out of fall with their pumpkin chocolate chip bread or Pumpkin Ohs, a pastry comprised of fresh pumpkin flavor mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a cream cheese filling.

Great Harvest Bread Co. Pumpkin Treats
Great Harvest Bread Co.

Daily Jam 
310 S. Mill Ave. #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288 

Rumor has it that fall hasn’t officially started until you stop by Daily Jam. Order one of the many fall dishes like their pumpkin waffles or pumpkin cookies. Finish it all off with a nice hot pumpkin spiced latte.

Pumpkin Waffles credit Daily Jam
Photo courtesy of Daily Jam

Drink Me! Tea Room
1730 E. Warner Rd. #5, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (602) 206-5469

Drink Me! Tea Room offers a modern twist on afternoon tea. Enjoy conversation and company as you sample delicious plant-based and gluten-free fall savories. Check out their fall events, including a Hocus Pocus themed tea party Oct. 19-30 and try their seasonal fall tea!

*Reservations are required. Open Wednesday-Sunday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Photo courtesy of Drink Me! Tea Room

Daily Dose Kitchen and Bar
96 S. Rockford Dr. #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-6937

Our friends at Daily Dose have taken the notion of fall-inspired flapjacks and turned up the dial to 11. Their Pumpkin Crunch Pancakes are made with pumpkin batter, of course, but they also add ginger snap granola, drizzle them with a spiced cream anglaise and dust the tops with cinnamon powdered sugar. If you’re in the mood to try even more, indulge in the cinnamon roll pancakes, cranberry club sandwich, or pumpkin latte for added fall flavors!

Photo courtesy of Daily Dose Kitchen and Bar

505 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 279-5080 

Gadzooks brown sugar glazed pumpkin cookies are available all year long, but something tells me they are even better this time of year. It will be the sweetest ending to your meal.

Pumpkin Cookie from Gadzooks

Hurts Donuts 
2161 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 765-2101 

If you need a good Halloween fright, try one of the many Halloween-themed donuts from Hurts Donuts. This year, they have Pumpkin S’Mores donuts and Pumpkin S’Mores iced or hot lattes. These spooky treats check all the instagramable boxes; they taste great too! Visit their page for all the inspiration.

Hurts Donuts
Hurts Donuts

U.S. Egg 
131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85283 | (480) 831-0070 

U.S. Egg has always been a favorite place for delicious pancakes. And the pumpkin spice pancakes and waffles do not disappoint. Explore more flavors and pair your pancake or waffles with their pumpkin spice coffee. Enjoy it iced or hot!

Photo courtesy of U.S. Egg

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery 
615 S. College Ave., Ste. 103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 355-1934

How much pumpkin is too much pumpkin? The limit does not exist! At Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, they serve pumpkin pancakes that might suffice your pumpkin cravings for the entire season. This tasty stack comes with a vanilla cream cheese filling, topped with caramel sauce, a drizzle of sweet cream, candied pecans and powdered sugar. Balance that sugar high with a delicious handcrafted drink or a classic drip coffee from the bar.


Photo credit/permission: @noelledowning

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery 
510 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-6228 

After dining in one of Downtown Tempe’s many restaurants, head to Sparky’s Old Town Creamery for a cool treat. Try the Caramel Pumpkin Porter or the regular Pumpkin Porter Ice Cream (made with the infamous Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter).

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters
1300 E. 8th St. #100, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2533

The Pumpkin Spice White Russian is Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters’ newest addition to their seasonal fall menu. It is made up of their in-house blend cold brew and pumpkin spice- coconut cream. You can also have it made vegan.

Infusion Coffee & Tea Crafters

Mango Rabbit Boba
1250 E. Apache Blvd. #112, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-6283

If you love pumpkin spice, you need to try the seasonal Harry Potter Pumpkin Milk Tea from Mango Rabbit in Tempe. Available for a limited time. Mango Rabbit offers boba teas and waffles that are as tasty as they are photo-worthy.

Photo credit/permission: @h2ochristina

Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree
107 E. Baseline Rd., Ste. A4, Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 686-8965

Awaken your senses when you visit Jasmin Jo & Rowan Tree, as this dual concept is housed together in a hidden gem of a location. Featuring local pastries and flowers to build your own bouquet, you’ll surely enjoy the ambiance of vintage décor and a variety of drink options. We encourage you to grab a fall-colored bouquet and try their Pumpkin Spice Latte. We’re also super tempted by their refreshing Ricotta & Apple Toast.

Photo courtesy of Jasmine Jo & Rowan Tree

Slim Thick Café
1730 E. Warner Rd., Ste. 10, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 729-5303

This family-owned restaurant specializes in making hearty meals with lifestyle in mind. Slim Thick Café specializes in protein-forward menu items with vegan, gluten-free and keto options available. We love ASU Strong and The Red Headed Burritos, but you should try their Pumpkin Spice Latte, hot or iced, this PSL season. You’ll feel good about your macros, and it tastes great!

Photo courtesy of Slim Thick Cafe

Wildflower Bread Co. 
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe,  AZ 85283 | (480) 838-9773 

You can never have too many pumpkin spice lattes during fall! One of our favorites, the Pumpkin Cinnamon Latte at Wildflower Bread Co., takes on the classic PSL with an added twist. We recommend trying it warm with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon powder. Pair your latte with one of their yummy pastries, soups or sandwiches!

Aloha Yogurt
219 E. Baseline Rd. #5, Tempe,  AZ 85283 | (480) 289-5238 

Enjoy hand-mixed frozen yogurt flavors, delicious smoothies and coffee six days a week at Aloha Yogurt. Give their Pumpkin Spice Muffin flavor a try, or go for a chilly fall flavor combo and order Coffee Froyo topped with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Mini Rolos, walnuts and caramel sauce.

Squarz Bakery & Cafe
975 E. Elliot Rd. #103, Tempe,  AZ 85284 

Squarz Bakery & Cafe shares joy, one flaky, buttery bite at a time! Grab handcrafted croissants, cookies, pies and more. Try their latest creation, the Pumpkin Spice Croissant.

Squarz Bakery and Cafe Tempe
Photo courtesy of Squarz Bakery & Cafe

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #H102, Tempe,  AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337

Pedal Haus Brewery is locally owned and has an epic outdoor patio, perfect for fall in Tempe. Try their seasonal Oktoberfest beer and pair it with one of the various fall menu items like the Pedal Haus Beer Brat, Bavarian Pretzel or the Crispy Pork Schnitzel. Gluten-free & vegan options are also available on their regular menu.

Photo courtesy of Pedal Haus Brewery

King Coffee
1020 S. Mill Ave., Tempe,  AZ 85281 | (480) 307-6557

Nothing is cozier in the fall than sitting in a coffee shop with a great book or a couple of friends! King Coffee serves handcrafted espresso drinks, cold brew, tea, amazing pastries and more. Try a drink from their fall menu, including Pumpkin Patch Matcha, Pumpkin a la Mode or Harvest Haze.

Cartel Roasting Co.
810 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281

Looking for the perfect sweet treat to accompany your morning coffee? Look no further; Cartel Roasting Co. has got you covered! Try fresh pumpkin or maple brown sugar donuts, pumpkin muffins and cinnamon rolls. You can also take home a bag of their Fall Blend whole-bean coffee. With notes of caramel apple and kettle corn, it’s like autumn in a cup!


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Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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