Sugar and Spice! The Yummiest Fall-Inspired Treats

Fall in Reno Tahoe is the gift that keeps on giving. Cozy sweaters and fall colors are the best way to celebrate the season, especially when paired with our flourishing coffee scene and variety of restaurants. So when it comes to pumpkin spice and everything nice, we’ve got you covered.

These coffee shops and restaurants in Reno and Lake Tahoe have the perfect fall treats you’re craving

Walden’s Coffeehouse

With three locations in Reno, Walden’s Coffeehouse is truly the king of pumpkin spice. If you’re looking to get your fix, then this popular family-owned restaurant is the perfect place for you. Their seasonal menu includes all things pumpkin – from pumpkin oatmeal, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin spice chais. They also serve breakfast and lunch ALL day. I think we can all get on board with that.

Coffeebar Reno

Coffeebar is known for not only being one of the top-rated coffee shops in Reno, but also serious fall enthusiasts. This year, Coffeebar is sporting a tasty traditional Mexican Mocha made with cocoa, espresso, cinnamon, and a dash of cayenne pepper with your choice of milk. Pair your beverage with the gluten-free, pumpkin-flavored donut bites to get a taste of fall. We can’t wait for more!

Drink Coffee Do Stuff

As a specialty coffee roaster, Drink Coffee Do Stuff is rolling out with seasonal favorites for everyone to enjoy. Stop by their two locations and fuel up on fall treats like the prosciutto & pistachio toast, pumpkin spice lattes and the bagel with lox.


Mark your calendars because Höma’ge is serving up a whole lot of autumn delights. Stop in now to try seasonal drink favorites like the Canadien, a combination of maple syrup and warming spices, the Mexi Mocha made with espresso, chocolate habanero syrup and cinnamon, or the Latte Miel featuring honey and Saigon cinnamon. Looking for more traditional fall flavors? Höma’ge also has your fall-friendly apple cider beverage with apple juice, cinnamon and caramel. Bring Höma’ge home for the holidays with their seasonal pies, such as Dutch apple or brown butter bourbon pecan.

Rolled: Mountain Creamery

Rolled Mountain Creamery is now offering a new seasonal flavor, Mexican Hot Chocolate! This chocolate blend ice cream is mixed with cayenne pepper and cinnamon, topped with a raspberry drizzle. Their two Reno locations ensure that no matter which side of town you’re on, you can roll into fall with this sweet treat.

Black Rock Dessert

Known for their over-the-top and totally Instagrammable ice cream creations, Black Rock Dessert‘s October flavors are as spooky as they are delightful. Try their Cereal Chiller, loaded with your sweet morning favorites, or the Burn S’More, which will transport you to a cozy fireside and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Dorinda’s Chocolates

Get a sugar rush with one of the many fall favorites available at Dorinda’s Chocolates. Pick up a box of handcrafted pumpkin truffles made with real pumpkin. Smooth white chocolate pumpkin ganache in a milk chocolate shell? Decadent!

Biggest Little Boba Shop

Pumpkin spice meets boba at the Biggest Little Boba Shop in downtown Reno! Get your pumpkin fix with their pumpkin spice milk tea with with boba… it’s a taste of fall in a cup.

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange

A downtown favorite, known for their locally-sourced ingredients and housemade pasta, Liberty Food & Wine Exchange is bringing fall-inspired treats to their dessert menu. Save room for the pumpkin cheesecake, perfectly paired with a topping of caramel and frosted pepitas.

Rattlesnake Bistro

Fall flavors aren’t just for dessert. The dinner menu at Rattlesnake Bistro includes a seafood and squash trenette, featuring housemade butternut and pumpkin trenette pasta paired with little neck clams, mussels, shrimp and fish, served with a tarragon cream sauce. Start your meal with the curried acorn squash soup or an appetizer such as their seared scallops with creamy cauliflower puree, fennel and leek.

Perenn Bakery

It’s hard to leave Perenn Bakery without a sweet pastry (chocolate croissant, anyone??), but this fall you must try their Oktoberfest Pretzel Croissant, available at their Rancharrah location. This savory delight is made with pork sausage, mustard, caramelized onions and grainy mustard. We’ve been told it pairs well with the Stiegl Gold Lager they also serve, but we’ll let you be the judge. And if you are craving something sweet, they have some tempting specials this season as well, such as the griddled banana bread and charred nectarine and burrata toast.

Looking for fall-inspired beer from local brewers? Check out these must-sip craft beers on tap around Reno Tahoe… for a limited time only!

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