Starbucks just announced the return of their exclusive fall drinks including the most talked about: the pumpkin spiced latte. Everyone loves their go-to drinks at Starbucks, but Washington, D.C. offers local coffee shops that are festive, cozy, and delicious and are worth a try this fall.  

Let’s get in the fall spirit with these top three rated coffee shops:

Compass Coffee – Start your morning off the right way and stop by Compass Coffee known for serving “real good coffee”. This modern and inviting spot offers a comfortable atmosphere, perfect for everything from working to coffee dates or catching up with friends. For those on the go, they’ve recently added a convenient drive-through option. Just in time for the changing seasons, their fall menu is truly delightful! Highlights include the pumpkin cream cold brew and iced maple latte. You can find the full list of seasonal drinks here  

The Coffee Bar Known as TCB, this iconic coffee bar has been a staple in Washington, D.C. for over a decade. TCB offers a wide array of unique flavors and proudly partners with four high-end coffee roasters. The atmosphere here is both exciting and vibrant, with outdoor seating providing the perfect setting for a peaceful morning. The wait is over as TCB has just released its fall menu, featuring delights such as Pumpkin French Toast and Apple Cider Chai.

Cafe Georgetown – What could be better than coffee and wine? Cafe Georgetown has it all! Whether you’re in the mood for some artistic inspiration or a touch of luxury, this is the place to be. In addition to their high-quality and delectable drinks, they are known for their impressive latte art, which can range from portraits to flowers, and during the fall season, pumpkins. Unlike the other coffee shops, Cafe Georgetown’s fall menu may be relatively limited, offering just a Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, don’t worry, because the intricate jack-o’-lantern artistry atop your beverage more than makes up for it. If you enjoy this place, consider returning in the evening to savor their delicious cocktails.

As we bid farewell to summer and warmly welcome the fall season, take that first step by indulging in the delights of one of these incredible coffee shops.