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Top 5 Lattes in the United States.

Ok, I often refer to our trip as a coffee shop tour of the United States. So, it goes without saying that I enjoyed my fair share of  latte’s. I have to share my top 5 with you! Please, if you go to any of the cities listed, please, please, please, check out these coffee shops! They sincerely deserve your business!

1. Hope and Union | Charleston, SC

The lovely Tess Rogers took us here when we were visiting Charleston at the very beginning of our trip. Among a ton of other great qualities, Tess apparently has great taste in coffee! I loved this place because they served both Stumptown and Intelligentsia beans {great roasters} and it was in an old house only to be noticed as a coffee shop because of a tiny sign saying, “coffee” out front.  It also was decorated very simply and clean. On top of all of that, the latte’ was to die for!

2. Octane | Atlanta, GA

This isn’t a new place to me, but, we did do a Line up With Love there and I can’t deny the award winning latte’s from this place on my list. Seriously, they win awards all the time!

3. Coffee Bar | San Francsico, CA

The atmosphere in this place wasn’t awesome. They weren’t super welcoming if you weren’t eating a meal which I found strange since their name is “Coffee Bar.” They even had the majority of their tables marked as meal only tables. So, if you were just getting coffee there was hardly anywhere to sit, I actually saw employees ask people to stand if they were sitting in one of the MANY available meal only seats even though there wasn’t anywhere for them to go. That rubbed me wrong. However, they do coffee right! It’s serious quality here. To be honest, I’d much rather be recommending “Philz” to you for coffee in San Fran. But, they don’t serve latte’s and this was one of my top five of the trip for sure.

4. Woodlawn Coffee and Pastry | Portland, OR

Ok, yes, Stumptown has great great coffee. However, all of the ones we visited came off seriously pretentious. But, Woodlawn, where our friend Josh Casper works, they serve Stumptown beans and with a much better attitude! I was only able to visit once. But, the latte’ I received was near perfect, not to mention, the sweet home-like vibe of the shop itself. A definite recommendation if you’re in the Portland area!

5. Intelligentsia | Chicago, IL

Hands down the best latte’ I’v e ever had! Honestly, I kind of figured it would be. I could have spent days in this shop, actually, I did. It was so inviting and absolutely delicious. There’s a reason they’re so famous for what they do, that’s for sure!

with love and caffeine,


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