Getting Your Pumpkin On in Corpus Christi
As the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to feel cool in Corpus Christi, you begin to feel the Holiday season ring in the air! This of course calls for pumpkin - Every. Single. Thing. Pumpkin.
There's Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bites, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin scones and the list goes on and on!
Just because the super-markets are saturated with all things pumpkin and the top trending hashtag is #PSL, it doesn't mean you can't find your way through the pumpkin jungle! To get the best, authentic and local pumpkinized experience, we've picked out the best spots in Corpus Christi for getting your pumpkin on.
Island Joe’s Coffee & Gallery
Island Joe's has a multitude of pumpkin noms to choose from! Island Joe's is the first cafe in Corpus Christi to have crafted their very own pumpkin spice syrup; giving the lattes a creamy, toasty and rich pumpkin flavor! Locals enjoy the pumpkin spice syrup in variety of ways whether you like a pumpkin lavender latte, a pumpkin chai latte, or the O.G. - Pumpkin Spice Latte. Even a non-pumpkin fan can enjoy this latte. Trust us, we know.
Choose from a variety of tasty treats like the awesome pumpkin energy balls and bars! Grab the original or the chocolate chip. You can feel fall in every bite.
Coffee Waves has multiple locations in the Coastal Bend. The signature pumpkin spice latte is perfected in-house with a pumpkin spice blend! The latte comes with soy milk and is topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. While Coffee Waves serves pumpkin pound cake year round, be sure to grab some pumpkin pie gelato - affogato style while it lasts! Seriously, its tastes like the best thing ever and believe us when we say you want it affogato style.
If your love for pumpkin spice lattes goes beyond the fall season, have no fear, Stingers is here! Stingers offers pumpkin-spiced lattes all year round! Try the pumpkin-chai iced latte for ultimate deliciousness.
Cafe Calypso is a total win for pumpkin enthusiasts! Marcy and Dina are the cafe's in-house bakers who create a huge variety of pumpkin sweets and treats.
There's always something new in the glass display – pumpkin cheese cake, pumpkin muffins, or pumpkin bread! And of course, pumpkin spice lattes year round. Cafe Calypso rocks! Grab a book at neighboring Half-Price Books while you're there!
Water Street Oyster Bar
Water Street Oyster Bar may not be your first thought when it comes to pumpkin spice season, but you better believe they are in the game!
The signature pumpkin martini (which tastes almost exactly like a pumpkin flavored horchata) is an amazing starter for the holiday season. But that pumpkin cheesecake though. The slices are ginormous, which is a wonderful thing because it tastes so good, you can't stop at one bite...or ten!
Hester’s Cafe & Coffee Bar - Six Points Location
Hester's is a homegrown favorite with three locations in Corpus Christi and there's a reason for that. Not saying it's solely because of the White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte, but it very well could be the reason! This latte isn't overly sweet but it definitely feels like your mouth is swimming in a hot chocolate pumpkin pool of goodness.
The yum factor continues with the pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and the favorite: Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake with rich gingerbread crust. #Winning.