White Rock Coffee’s pumpkin syrup recipe may be a secret, but its flavors certainly are not. The shop boasts an array of seasonal pumpkin-flavored items. The customer favorite by far is the pumpkin latte, says co-owner Nancy Baker. Then there’s the scone, cheesecake, muffin, bread, cappuccino and chai — all pumpkin flavored. “The fall is such great coffee weather, and people like to come together with coffee,” Baker says. Baker and her husband, Bob, decided to open the shop in 2005 after two years of preparation. “My husband and I have been entrepreneurs all our lives. We said next time we do something, we’re going to do something together,” Baker says. They have written every recipe on the menu, including the one for pumpkin syrup. But how do the Bakers resist eating all their tasty treats all the time? Maybe they don’t. “You just buy bigger clothes,” Nancy Baker says.
White Rock Coffee, 10105 E. Northwest Hwy., 214.341.4774
Price range: $1.55-$4.45 (for pumpkin-flavored items)
Did you know? A double drive-through location is at 4216 Abrams at Mockingbird.
Three more places to find pumpkin treats
The pumpkin spice donut comes with a choice of toppings. Go for a glaze, a cream cheese frosting or a sprinkling of pumpkin Pop-Tarts. 9007 Garland, 214.668.6999
Indulge in the marshmallow pumpkin panna cotta, described as pumpkin mousse meets marshmallow panna cotta meets graham cracker crumbs. Also try pumpkin and pumpkin-chocolate-chip whoopie pies, or pre-order traditional pumpkin cakes and cupcakes. 3426 Greenville, suite B, 214.827.1411
The Mockingbird Station Mexican eatery features a guacamole that combines pumpkin seeds, pico de piña and mole poblano, served with plantain chips. Urban Taco also serves a pumpkin seed pesto. 5331 E. Mockingbird, Ste. 125, 214.823.4723
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