A sweet spin

Horchatte, Nido by Magpie

The old Magpie Cafe space on R Street now belongs to Nido by Magpie, a cafe with light bites and crafty beverages. (Check out SN&R's review of the new full-scale Magpie on page 26.) For a refreshing, nuanced spin on an iced latte, order the horchatte ($4 for a small). The base is Nido's housemade horchata—the Mexican rice milk-based beverage—which is slightly sweet and toasty from a bounty of cinnamon. It makes for a brilliant complement to a shot of espresso, here courtesy of Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters' beans. If you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, ask your barista to hold the splash of vanilla syrup. 1409 R Street, www.hellonido.com.