Fall in San Diego is something else; the temperature often skyrockets during the day, but autumn nights and mornings have a crisp chill to the air. Even though most of the city isn’t blessed with the colorful display of fall foliage that other parts of the country might be, we still get very excited about the season…mostly because of the spicy, warm, comfy, seasonal items that grace our BCB Café menu! From truly seasonal (pumpkin-based) items to year-round favorites that just taste better in the fall, these menu items will have you reaching for your sweaters, cheering on your favorite football team, and embracing everything autumn has to offer.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Nothing says fall like a Pumpkin Spice Latte! While you might want to write off this seasonal favorite as “basic,” one sip and you’ll remember why it’s a fall staple. Made with a traditional mix of fall spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove), espresso and steamed milk, we top our latte with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice. When you want the ultimate fall experience (at least for your taste buds), then you have to order our Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Our Pumpkin Bagel only comes around once a year, and it’s always a favorite among our BCB customers. We make ours with pumpkin puree and just enough cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to add a subtle fall flavor. We like to top it with butter or plain cream cheese and a drizzle of honey, but the pumpkin flavor is mellow enough that you can even use the bagel as part of your favorite breakfast sandwich.
Hot Apple Cider
Whether you’ve made it out to Julian to do your own apple picking or want to pretend you did, nothing beats a Hot Apple Cider from BCB. Ours is made with “mulling” spices like cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance the flavor of the juice. It has a hearty, earthy taste that will warm you up immediately.
This drink is full of the bold flavors that are perfect for cold days. It’s a rich blend of creamy espresso, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper that will stimulate your taste buds and warm you up from the inside out. You can try this beverage any time of year, but there’s something about a warm Mexican Mocha in the fall that just feels extra cozy.
Dulce de Leche
If “spice” isn’t your thing, you can order a Dulce De Leche latte. The dulce de leche flavor comes from sugar and milk (as opposed to water in caramel) for a creamier, richer taste. We combine that sweet syrup with a shot of espresso and milk that produces a smooth, caramel-flavored taste that will make you want to throw on a sweater and really enjoy fall.
Chai Tea (Vanilla or Spiced)
It’s the spices in a Chai Tea that make it so appropriate for a cool fall day. Typically made from a rich black tea, it’s infused with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. As a latte, the chai has a light, foamy texture that produces a warm, soothing effect that will make you feel instantly cozy. At BCB, you can choose from a Spiced Chai or Vanilla (which is a little sweeter) and make it “dirty” by adding a shot of espresso.
Topped with all your Thanksgiving favorites (yes, turkey and ham), this high-rise sandwich is perfect for a fall meal. It’s made with turkey, ham, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Muenster cheese, mayo, and spicy mustard—really the only thing missing is a dollop of mashed potatoes and some cranberry sauce.
What is your favorite item to order when the temperatures drop? Come visit one of our three locations to order your favorite fall beverage or food item today! And don’t forget to check us out online to view our full menu.