Whether you take your coffee strong and black or light and sweet, this list will help you find the best drinks from the best cafes located in our quaint little town. From the traditional cup of Joe to an innovative frappe made with matcha green tea, every drink on this list is delicious and made by the local caffeine experts.
A fan favorite, the Mocha Nut, found at the Kookaburra is one of the greatest coffee drinks that I have ever had. It is the perfect drink for someone who doesn’t like their coffee too strong seeing as it is a heavenly mix of the Kookaburras delicious latte, chocolate, and a tropical infusion of coconut. Paired with one of their delicious Aussie Pies, this drink is perfect for dining in the cafe and watching the passersby in downtown St. Augustine.
Brigadeiro is a dessert favored by many, especially those from Brazil. The wonderful people over at the Luna Cafe have found a way to incorporate the delightfully sweet dessert into a blended Cappuccino. It is creamy, sweet and served with chocolate sprinkles on the rim. They’ve taken both Cappuccinos and Brigadeiro to the next level!
Cafe Con Leche
La Herencia Cafe
Best served with one of their delightful pastries, the Cafe Con Leche at La Herencia: Cafe is to-die-for. Following the mainly traditional style of Cafe Con Leche recipes, this drink is composed of strong brewed coffee and milk. It is one of the most authentic cups of coffee you can buy around town and is also the perfect pick-me-up with a little bit of Cuban- American flare. Stop by today!
Dream Boat Coffee
This cool coffee is the perfect summer pick-me-up. Found exclusively at Dream Boat Coffee in downtown St. Augustine, this latte is shaken with chocolate and black cherry flavors giving it a dark coloration, hence the name the Mudslide. Its flavor is not too strong and of course, you can add more sweetness but I think it is perfect the way it is served, a sweet treat for a hot summer day!
Matcha Green Tea Frappe
Not only does this drink look interesting, but the flavor is also pretty interesting as well. Obviously, Matcha Tea is a drink known for its delicious taste and its amazing health properties. Over at ChocoLattes, they’ve found the perfect balance of flavor while combining brewed tea, milk, and sugar into this decadent and still refreshing drink. Topped off with whipped cream for the perfect finishing touch, this drink is a must-try!
Growers Alliance Cafe and Gift Shop
At The Growers Alliance Cafe, experience different flavors of coffee that perhaps you are not all too familiar with. The owners strive to provide the customers with organic, quality product and the authenticity of the Kenyan coffee does not go unnoticed. You can get it iced or hot but either way, the bold and robust flavor is a standout! Head over to the cafe where you can not only experience the delicious drinks, you can also learn more about the organization it was founded on as well!
Honey Lavender Latte
City Perks Coffee Co.
Honey and Lavender are not typically flavorings that people put into their drinks but City Perks Coffee Company is pushing those limits! Their honey and lavender latte is the perfect balance of aromatic scent and delicious taste, combined with a vibey cafe experience. If you are a person who doesn’t like too strong of a coffee flavor, this drink is perfect for you!
City Bistro Tea and Coffee Co.
Another classic! The baristas over at the City Bistro Tea and Coffee Co have brought the yummy flavors from overseas to our little town. The typical cortadito is comprised of Cuban espresso and perfectly steamed milk. Enjoy a cup with any of the delicious pastries and snacks on hand at the cafe. Everything is locally brewed and handcrafted so stop by today!
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