Houston “Pumpkin Season” Pit Stops

Andrea Umanzor

In the great space city there are many spots where tourists and residents visit for a cup of coffee or buy treats satisfying the sweet tooth. Many tourists often rate Houston to have the best dining experiences, love the pastries, and amazing tourist experiences. Here are our top pumpkin season pit stops:

Pressed Juicery

This soft serve spot is full of discovery when you visit their Houston location, especially Downtown. Pressed Juicery is a brand founded in Central Valley, California and has grown successfully nationwide at their corporate branch locations including, Austin, Houston , New York , and Las Vegas. In late September, they introduced their new “Pumpkin Spice Freeze”, which is a cold soft serve with a kick of spice and add any topping of your choice. Something right for a sweet tooth or if you are looking for a treat on a hot day.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

The best thing about cake is you can find it in any flavor you like, and in every flavor of ice cream! One of the awesome places to visit is Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creameries, in the Southeast side of the city. Jeni’s was first introduced by CEO and founder Jeni Britton Bauer from Columbus, Ohio back in 2002 and now has 40 plus locations nationwide. This fall they launched in Houston, and released their new frozen soft serve, the “pumpkin cake roll”, that has a cake flavor with a kick of pumpkin spice. If you are in town and  looking for a treat on a hot day or craving  for a scoop to add for your Thanksgiving pie, Jeni’s is the place to go. You can also find your favorite flavor at any local Wal-Mart or Whole Foods store.

The Toasted Yolk

The Toasted Yolk Cafe is a soothing spot to rewind on a coffee break or if you are looking to catch up with friends for brunch. This season they introduced a new pastry on their menu including three new latte options “pumpkin”, “spiked pumpkin spice” and the “Chocolate Espresso Martini”. This is a good spot if you are a cocoa and pumpkin fan who prefers an extra kick in their coffee and can pair any latte with sweet pumpkin streusel donut.

Tout Suite” + Sweet at the Sugar Room

The Sugar Room in downtown is a fun place to rewind and relax for a late night dessert run in the city. This popular lounge is well known of its partnered coffee with “Tout Suite” and Sweet htx bakery in middle of downtown. For this season, they released their new “ pumpkin spice” macarons that goes well with any coffee latte. If you prefer a late craving , the sweet HTX bakery is always open til the midnight hour for your sweet tooth.

Three Brother’s Bakery

At three brothers bakery this spot is well known for its famous cake pastries and go to spot for coffee on the run.  This bakery has grown successfully in a decade, and shares 3 locations in the south Houston area.This fall, they are releasing a new pastry in their works the “Pumpkin pound cake” and “pumpkin spice cheesecake” that you can pair with any caffeine beverage of your choice.

Giant Leap Coffee

Giant Leap Coffee is a popular spot located in the space area of Houston and co-owned by Logan Beck since 2018. It’s business started from the East end in serving customers and students just minutes across from the University of Houston. Giant Leap is a home cafe to many residents of Uptown Park after opening a second location in September and is a go to study spot to many college students and is minutes away from the West university place area.

SouthSide Espresso

In the montrose area, this coffee go-to spot is known for their relaxing winery lounge and its top notch lattes around  this season. This spot was first founded by Sean Marshall in 2012 when he started off as a coffee connoisseur. At Southside Espresso, they are launching their new sweet potato latte for a limited time during October til the end of winter. They are well known in Houston, for its partnership with Coterie HTX Restaurant and their second brand, “Fusion Beans Coffee”.

Boomtown Coffee

Boomtown Coffee shop is a popular stop for many pumpkin spice fans, especially for residents in the heights is a go-to spot to relax and spend their mornings or study after school. This place offers customers free wifi every time you visit here. This month, they released their new pastry “ Pumpkin muffins” which is a great combo with any chai or  “ pumpkin spice” latte on their menu. If you are looking to relax for a coffee break or a spot to warm up on a cold day, boomtown is the way to go.