Cool off this summer with a nice iced coffee. Here are five restaurants and cafe that are serving up everything from frothy lattes to decadent affogatos. By Carly Petrone.
Amp up your iced coffee game at Burke & Wills Australian Bistro. Cool off with their Affogato, made with Icebox brownie, Kahlua gelato, and espresso (with the option to add a shot of liqueur of course). Grab a seat in the restaurant’s sky-lit atrium and enjoy each delicious sip. You may also want to pair this with some bombolone-filled with dulce de leche, or house made donuts with powdered sugar and Nutella dipping sauce.
Have you met the Draft Latte? It’s available at La Colombe Coffee Roasters and it’s divine. This frothy beverage has all the complexity of an iced latte without the actual ice. It’s simply made with nutrient-rich milk and cold-pressed espresso – no need for sugar because it’s naturally sweet. Don’t worry, there’s still that frothy layer of silky foam at the top. Can’t make it into a café? Order a 4-pack or 16-pack of 9oz. cans online for just $10/$40. Learn how to make this frothy drink here.
Stop into Dean & DeLuca for your iced coffee this summer. Grab a Breakfast Blend (notes of honey toast, mild citrus and vanilla), which pairs perfectly with one of their fresh pastries. Or you can sip on their signature Manhattan Blend, with notes of dark chocolate, hazelnut and black currant, for a bold roast filled with texture and balance. In the mood for something richer? Try one of their frothy iced lattes. Subscribe to Dean & DeLuca’s Gourmet Coffee of the Month Club and try flavors of fruit, caramel, vanilla, hazelnuts, pecans, citrus and chocolate, delivered straight to your home.
Stop into Blue Bottle Coffee and try their popular New Orleans Iced Coffee. Initially conceived as an alternative to an iced latte, this decadent drink is cold-brewed for 12 hours with roasted chicory and is sweetened with organic cane sugar. Topped with whole milk, this sweet and creamy concoction will certainly satisfy any sweet tooth you may be having. Want to learn how to make this at home? Find out how by clicking here.
Grab a banh mi at Nam Nam in Williamsburg for lunch and don’t forget to wash it down with an iced coffee. Each cup is made individually, using a Vietnamese Phin filter. The roast itself is on the darker side – so don’t expect the typical sweetened, condensed milk version that you’re used to. The price is great too, so you can justify stopping in here more than once a day. Yes, it’s that addicting.