Our Favorite Fall Pairings

As daylight hours start to dwindle and the air turns crisp, we’re sipping from our coffee mugs more often. We proudly pull Caffè Umbria espresso and brew their coffee in our cafés daily. The variety of blends coming out of this renowned Pioneer Square roastery provide a nice balance to our food, be it breakfast, afternoon treat, or dessert. Here are some of our favorite fall pairing:

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote + Americano

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cranberry Compote

This silky cheesecake with its ginger molasses cookie crust is subtly balanced but not overwhelmed by freshly-pulled espresso with hot water.

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin Bar + Espresso Macchiato

Pecan Streusel Pumpkin BarA unique blend of butternut squash and pumpkin finished with crunchy pecan streusel, this bar is a fresh take on the season’s best flavors. Enjoy it with rich espresso topped with a dollop of creamy foam for the ultimate afternoon snack.

Mini Maple Apple Pies + Vanilla Latte

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This petite version of an autumnal classic combines tart Granny Smith apples and maple sugar. Pair it with our Vanilla Latte made with smooth espresso and our very own Vanilla Sugar blend.

Vanilla Sugar


Did you know that the same Vanilla Sugar swirled inside our Morning Roll can also be found on the condiment bar in all of our cafés?

In our early days, we received many customer requests for flavored syrups to go with our coffees, teas and lattes. Our Vanilla Sugar seemed like the obvious accoutrement as it is made with fine ingredients readily available in each of our bakeries and superbly compliments our beverages. We perfected the proportions of subtly spicy, Madagascar vanilla and granulated sugar to deliciously enrich the Caffè Umbria coffee we serve.

This delicate beverage addition became so popular that we decided to package it to sell in the cafés. Now, you can stock your pantry with our famed Vanilla Sugar to enjoy in your coffee or tea at home. And, like our Morning Roll, it’s a wonderful addition to baked goods too.