Make it dirty
Vanilla Chai Latte, Broadway Coffee
Unless you prefer coffee black, many of the morning pick-me-up options at neighborhood cafes can be eye-squintingly sweet. This, however, is not the case for the Vanilla Chai Latte at Broadway Coffee. With a welcome aroma that’s comparable to a fresh-baked snickerdoodle cookie, this latte’s comfort factor is elevated by its hint of vanilla syrup. Order it with almond milk for a nuttier depth of flavor, or ask the friendly baristas to “make it dirty,” which simply means to add a shot of espresso, not a clump of dirt because the latter would just be silly. 3200 Broadway, broadwaycoffeecompany.com.
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