Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte is here, so that can only mean one thing… Your local Starbucks drive thru line is 20 cars deep and snarling traffic. All this so you can post a picture of your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year on Instagram.

Well, I have some even better news that is about to rock your world. According to KC Coffee Geek, we have one of the best coffee scenes in the country. What does that mean for you? This means we get to reap the benefits of excellent, locally roasted coffee. Explore the local coffee shops this fall that we listed below and try the specialty drinks they have whipped up for you.

Do you have other favorite fall drinks that we missed? Let us know!


Spiced Cocoa Latte @ McLain's Market

Starting out our local list is McLain’s Spiced Cocoa Latte that takes the spice part of fall latte season seriously. Their homemade marshmallows are paired with chocolate, cinnamon and cayenne for a little kick to warm you up. They also have their homemade version of the Pumpkin Spice latte available as well.


Pumpkin Spice Latte @ Mud Pie

Vegan’s rejoice. You too can participate in the fun of fall drinks. Mud Pie has a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte, made with their own house made syrup and milks. If you aren’t familiar with Mud Pie, you can now find them in Overland Park at the SW corner of 95th and Metcalf.


Autumn Spice Latte @ Homer's

Nothing says autumn more than cardamom, ginger, and maple. Turns out, those are the three ingredients in the Autumn Spice Latte at Homer's. I take that back, there is also espresso and milk in it, but you probably guessed that.


Fall Seasonal Drink @ Cafe Equinox

Each season, Cafe Equinox launches a few new, seasonal drinks. Check back soon to see what they have rolled out for this fall. We promise it won't be your usual PSL.


Autumn Spice Latte @ Pilgrim Coffee Co.

You will thank us later for this one. Pilgrim Coffee Company opened their shop at 127th and Metcalf last spring, and they’ve turned into a local favorite. Their Autumn Spice Latte is made with sweet potato, brown sugar, maple and cinnamon. If it is dessert you are looking for, you have landed in the right place. You can also find their maple spice latte, s’mores latte, and classic apple cider.


Iced Cinnamon Cold Foam Latte @ Brew Haha

Brew Haha opened early this year and they are getting creative with their first edition of fall lattes. Their iced cinnamon cold foam latte adds some delicious variety to the latte season.


With all of these great options, you are bound to find a new favorite coffee spot in KC|OP.  If you need some food to go along with that coffee, be sure to check out our KC|OP brunch spots, and once you get your fuel for the day, explore one of these Overland Park fall events.