Orlando certainly prides itself with entertainment and tourism, and fancy lattes are something that Orlando locals should be proud of too. Today I’m rounding up five of the best lattes in and around the City Beautiful, and sharing a hidden gem that is at the top of my list. Latte and espresso conoisseurs rejoice, this post is for you!
Barnie’s Coffee & Tea
118 South Park Avenue
If you’ve walked down Park Avenue, you’ve probably walked past Barnie’s Coffee and Tea, also known as Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. This place is the go-to for a year-round treat called the Santa’s White Christmas latte, and it’s literally Christmas (or a holiday) in a cup. Caramel, vanilla, and coconut make up this delicious concoction, and it’s certainly a treat! If you’re a lover of a good holiday drink, this is served daily and can be made on ice if desired. The best place to sit is outside and under an umbrella for the perfect people-watching spot.
714 North Mills Avenue
Are you a connoisseur of the matcha latte? Royal Tea serves a beautiful matcha latte, complete with latte art. And if you’ve never had matcha before, this is a must-try! They also serve matcha crème brûlée if you’re feeling adventurous with green foods.
390 North Orange Avenue / multiple locations
While there are several Foxtail Coffee locations throughout Orlando, the must-stop Foxtail location is the one on Orange Avenue in Winter Park. Their original latte is creamy, smooth and doesn’t need a granule of sugar. Even with the recent expansion of Foxtail with their new mixed-use creative space with an extra coffee bar, this place can get crowded and seating can sometimes be difficult to grab. Parking can also be tough, so go in the morning and snag a table (and a latte!).
1011 East Colonial Drive and inside East End Market on Corrine Drive
Two locations, two completely different scenes, but the same delicious latte is served at Lineage Coffee. If you like more of a bitter latte, this is the place for you! Lineage Coffee on Colonial is a clean, white and bright spot in the Mills 50 area on Colonial with light bites and grab-and-go foods. The Lineage Coffee inside East End Market boasts a different, bustling crowd inside of a co-op with other vendors. The same delicious coffee and espresso is served here, but there isn’t any seating. Looking for a quiet spot to work or just unplug? The location on Colonial is the spot for you.
Oh My Gosh! Brigadeiros
8526 Palm Parkway
If you’re in the tourism district, you must make a stop here! This place is by far my favorite for a fancy, fancy latte complete with brigadeiro beads on the rim. For those that might not be familiar with the Brazilian treat, brigadeiros are made of condensed milk, butter, cocoa powder, and traditionally chocolate sprinkles. The ceramic cup is dipped in chocolate or Nutella (your choice), and then rolled in brigadeiro beads. Their lattes are a dessert, and if you aren’t careful you might go home with a box of brigadeiro treats!