Just a fun, quick read for those of you traveling this afternoon or just scrolling through your phone to avoid your weird uncle.
Before we are entirely on the peppermint mocha wagon, I wanted to share some of my research on the mission to find the perfect Fall drink in the Low Country area. I tasted lattes, coffees, and ciders from Hartsville to Charleston and a couple in between. Of course, there are more coffee shops and more drink options out there, but I promise to continue this dire mission for years to come. Here is the rating system, each drink is reviewed for Fall flavor creativity, taste and price. The rating is 1-5 pumpkin cups, 5 as the highest ranking.
The Midnight Rooster - Hartsville, SC
Probably bias due to their proximity to my house, but oh man I love their unique specials. Seriously blows channel coffee shops out of the water.
Harvest Moon Mocha Hot Chocolate - seriously hot cocoa and pumpkin are best friends
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Frap - ummm PSL who?? Pumpkin pie in a cup
Normandy Bakery - Charleston, SC
One of my favorite stops for a bite to eat and a quick coffee in downtown Charleston.
Iced Latte with Pumpkin - So due to the lack of a real Fall special their score is low but I love them so wanted to keep them on the list.
The Daily - Charleston, SC
Shout out to @hillheady for suggesting this spot! I can't wait to go back and try other items on their menu.
Cinnamon Maple Caramel Cider - Hello my new favorite thing. Bye pumpkin,
cider is in town and ready to play, delicious and a refreshing twist to a classic Fall favorite.
Coffee Break Cafe - Georgetown, SC
This little coffee shop sits among the quaint shops in the historic Georgetown and has great pastries.
Pumpkin Spice Latte - Very traditional and Starbucks like, which is okay but after so many great options it is just meh.
I hope you have a safe holiday and a Happy Thanksgiving!