Much of the joy of Fall is ordering fancy, festive beverages that warm our hearts and our chilly hands. Whether you anxiously wait each year for pumpkin-spice-everything or you’re more of a casual chai drinker, autumn is a fun time to celebrate by sipping on something nostalgic in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

As we all know, food and drink make any occasion special, but there’s just something extra magical about crunching leaves, bonfires, football season, and scarves that make us all want to hold tightly to our loved ones and a fun, warm drink.

Fall Beverage Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana

Chai Latte

Let’s start with my personal favorite fall beverage, the chai latte. Though almost any coffee shop has this coffee drink, I have a few favorite Fort Wayne stops that always make them creamy, frothy, spicy, and delicious.

Conjure Coffee is a fun downtown coffee shop that offers a great chai, and they can even add some impressive latte art! Plus, you can take some whole beans to go from their roastery. Fortezza Coffee also whips up an excellent chai, and their brunch is both really fresh and to die for as well.

latte art - fortezza coffee

Pumpkin Spice Lattes & More

If you’re looking for a drink that’s warm and festive, but a little unique, Firefly Coffee House offers a wonderful caramel apple latte, caramel cream latte, vanilla nut latte, pumpkin pie latte, and a smashing pumpkin chai. I also love popping in to see what handmade items they currently have for sale. And, if you’re in the mood for a frozen drink, I highly recommend their peanut butter milkshake!

Mocha Lounge is another Fort Wayne coffee with some of the best seasonal fall drinks. I get a pumpkin spice latte (a classic!) or a cappuccino. It’s also conveniently close to Umi, a seafood and sushi restaurant in Fort Wayne that’s great for a classy night out.

Adult Beverages

If you like frozen drinks (and adult beverages) el Azteca actually features a delicious pumpkin margarita in the fall.

If you love a good adult fall beverage, Kekionga Cider Company offers delicious, fresh-pressed apple cider (both hard and soft). I’m not much of a beer person, so cider is right up my alley.

Taps at Trubble Brewing

However, Trubble Brewing does offer a variety of stouts and ciders that any fan of fall must try.

Hop River Brewing Company has some specials brewed up for this fall - try their Oktoberfest, Red Beauty, 1st Step to Helles, or Fat Bob's Porter for a locally crafted taste of fall. 

If you want a place that offers both great coffee and cocktails, Old Crown is a must-visit. They also have exceptional wraps and healthy lunch options.

Drinks at Copper Spoon

If you’re feeling bold, give the Hot Toddy a try at Copper Spoon. It’s said to have medicinal benefits because of its lemon, fresh ginger, and other spices.

My personal favorite autumnal cocktail is “A Very Spicy Mary” crafted at Paula’s on Main. It’s hearty yet invigorating because of the fresh rosemary and veggies.

You can also sip on a sweet Apple Cider Mimosa at Proximo. A perfect blend of seasonal flavors and fizz. 

Cozy up in Fort Wayne, Indiana this fall with your favorite beverages, or, try something new that’ll get you in the spirit of the season!

This post was originally published in September 2018 and has been updated and reformatted. 

Fall Beverage Trail