Fall is among us. The leaves are changing, everyone is breaking out their flannels and you cannot escape the pumpkin spice everything. With fall comes Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin patches, apple picking and the perfect back drop for all your instagram pictures. If you are looking for a way to start the season off right, you should begin by trying out some fall foods around Fort Collins.
Cafe Bluebird – Laurel Street
For a simple meal to get you in the mood for fall, Cafe Bluebird offers a cranberry walnut waffle special topped with cream cheese. It is a delicious, light and fluffy waffle garnished with hearty, dense toppings. It is a perfect blend of fruit and nuts smeared with a nice creamy spread. Cafe Bluebird provides a cutesy, small town diner feel. It is perfect to sit down and enjoy a well-priced meal before jetting off to class.
Alleycat Coffee House – Laurel Street
Alleycat Coffee House is a quirky little place that is perfect for sitting down and studying or for grabbing a quick drink to go. As far as fall food goes, their Sticky Sweet option is a perfect drink when you are getting fall ready. It is a steamer combining honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. With this blend of spices and tastes, you can practically feel fall popping up all around you as you. If you are in the mood for a quick snack with your drink, a nice filling blueberry scone topped with sugar is ideal for the fall aesthetic. Just make sure you get it fresh. And, thanks to the Alleycat Coffee House’s hours, you can stop in for some fall bliss at any hour of the day.
LaMar’s Donuts – Drake Road
If you want to treat yourself, LaMar’s Donuts now has their pumpkin donuts with cream cheese icing. It is a little bit more of a venture off of campus, but these goodies are definitely worth it. It is a perfect little treat, but I warn you, it is hard to have just one.
Sweet Sinsations – Lory Student Center
Conveniently located very close to all your classes, Sweet Sinsations offers a quick place to pick up your coffee and snack on the go. Their black forrest option tastes just like fall feels. It contains sweet, smooth chocolate paired with fruity, solid cherry. And, with a name like “black forest,” it cannot help but make you want to wander amongst the changing trees or snuggle up and watch some spooky movies. For any non-coffee lovers, the apple cider also makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and will take your mind away to an apple orchard as you start off your day. If you are feeling a little snacky, they offer gluten free bread. A personal autumn favorite is the orange cranberry.
The Human Bean – College Avenue or on campus by Mobey Arena
The Human Bean, absolutely slaying with the drink options on the daily, has recently introduced their fall specials of the season. There are five major autumn drinks to order here: brown sugar cinnamon breve, snowy maple, cookie dough latte, caramel butterscotch mocha and my personal favorite, pumpkin pie. It is creamy and perfect and absolutely gets you psyched to put some cozy sweaters on and enjoy the crisp air.