Finding the Hotspots for Fall Drinks

Autumn is a season filled with pumpkins, warm clothes, and trying to forget about the stress of homecoming and school. As the fall weather and mood begin to take over, it brings the joy of fall drinks to everyone’s favorite coffee shops. So, I decided to begin a search, equipping other Ursuline students, for the best fall drink at the easiest and most convenient coffee shop chains to make everyone’s autumn even more enjoyable

White Rock Coffee (5930 Royal Ln Ste D, Dallas, TX 75230)

In having four locations in Dallas, White Rock is definitely a local favorite. For coffee enthusiasts, White Rock Coffee even offers Coffee Education classes!

1. Drink: Caramel Apple Cider

Tried by: Claudia Schroeder ’25: 5/5 stars, “So good. Refreshing!”

2. Drink: Pumpkin Spiced Chai

Tried by: Rachel Rader ’24: 4.5/5 stars, “It’s really cinnamon-y and rich and I could read a good book with this.”

3. Drink: Iced Cinderella Latte

Tried by: May Atwell ’24: 4/5 stars, “It was a bit too sweet for my liking but it was still pretty good.”

4. Drink: Blended Pumpkin Spice Latte

Tried by: Tess Alger ’22: 3.5/5 stars, “There was little pumpkin flavor but the coffee was good!”

Starbucks Coffee (12262 Inwood Rd, Dallas, TX 75244)

Founded in Seattle, Washington, Starbucks has grown to become one of the most convenient and loved coffee chains in America. This year, Starbucks released their fall drinks on August 24th, 2021.

1. Drink: Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Tried by: Abigail Estes ’23: 4/5 stars, “My favorite part is the contrast of bitter coffee with sweet foam.”

2. Drink: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Tried by: Gretchen Ishmael ’23: 5/5 stars, “Pumpkin Spice Latte is my favorite Starbucks drink.”

3. Drink: Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato

Tried by: Sophia Liverman ’25: 4/5 stars, “It was good, but some of my friends tried it and some liked it, while some didn’t. I think it’s an acquired taste.”

4. Caramel Apple Spice

Tried by: Me, 5/5 stars: “When I went to buy the drink at Starbucks it was sold out (at many different Starbucks), but I do remember loving this drink as it was my childhood favorite!”

151 Coffee (1151 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75093)

With the motto “It’s a Good Day to have a Good Day,” 151 Coffee is a drive through coffee shop located in Plano, Flower Mound, Coppell, along with other Texas locations.

1. Drink: Hot Pumpkin Pie Latte

Tried by: Kat Weber ’23:  5/5 stars, “That’s really good!!”

Dunkin Donuts (13535 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75240)

“America Runs on Dunkin’” is the motto of this coffee chain. Open from 5am-10pm, Dunkin’ is a great place to grab some fall coffee before school!

1. Drink: Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Tried by: Clara Carr ’23: 2/5 stars, “It really didn’t have any flavor like it wasn’t too sweet which was good, but it also didn’t taste like coffee or really pumpkin or such else. It was good aside from that though.”

2. Drink: Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte

Tried by: Courtney Kleinenbroich ’24: 3/5 stars, “It was great, but there was no pumpkin taste the and the coffee was super strong, but not terrible.”

Send us your thoughts!