Inventive & Delicious Coffee Shop Drinks in Delco

Looking for a mid-morning treat or afternoon pick-me-up? Sounds like it’s time to take a trip to your local coffee shop for a handcrafted beverage! There’s something so satisfying and delightful about an icy cold drink — or a warm, comforting one — in the cupholder of the car!

Plus, these days, Delco coffee shops go above and beyond making your coffee iced or hot. Flavor concepts and combinations are off-the-charts creative, pulling inspiration from various fruits, botanicals and cuisines. Some even riff on familiar desserts, remixing classic confections into caffeinated versions of themselves. 

So, the next time you’re in need of a coffee fix, skip the corporate chain drive-through (you know the one), and support a Delco cafe instead! Here are some extra-tasty and unique drinks to try:     

Black Sesame Latte from Burlap & Bean

Black Sesame Latte at Burlap & Bean Coffee 

Burlap & Bean, a roastery, cafe and cute plant shop in Media, released the Black Sesame Latte as a limited offering back in early spring. It proved so wildly popular, that they decided to keep it on the menu all summer long. This interesting drink, which can be ordered hot or iced, toes the line between sweet and savory, with a blend of espresso (100% Fair Trade and Organic certified, roasted in-house), black sesame tahini, sweetened condensed milk and smoked sea salt. It’s a one-of-a-kind drink that you aren’t likely to find elsewhere! 

Burlap & Bean has ample indoor seating, with live music on the weekends and a cafe menu of fancy toast and other light bites, with plenty of plant-based and gluten-free options. 

455 W. Baltimore Ave., Media; (484) 444-2533.


Lavender Chai Latte Next Stop Coffee

This adorable, tiny coffee shop a few doors down from The Head Nut opened its doors in the summer of 2022, offering coffee drinks using beans from Philly’s Green Street Coffee Co., as well as bagels, pastries and lunch sandwiches. In addition to high-quality regular drip coffee and cold brew, there is a range of fun specialty lattes to choose from, including the garden-fresh Lavender Chai Latte. The warm spice profile of chai tea is perfectly balanced with the sweet floral profile of lavender and a double shot of espresso to get you going.  

Next Stop Coffee has a takeout window and a small but comfy patio for outdoor seating. There is no indoor seating available.

2528 Haverford Rd., Ardmore; (445) 208-7136.


Nutella Cold Brew at House Cup Café

The combination of chocolate and hazelnut has legions of fans across the globe. Adding the flavors of Nutella to iced coffee? That’s just genius! Cold brew coffee, which is made using a gentle extraction without heat, usually has toasty, chocolate-y nutty notes, which are enhanced even further with drizzles of chocolate and hazelnut syrups. House Cup, which roasts all of its own coffee at its facility in Havertown, takes it one glorious step farther with an airy dollop of sweet cream foam (pictured at the top of the post). 

House Cup Café offers indoor and outdoor seating, with a small menu of pastries, bagels and other treats. 

2116 Darby Rd., Havertown; (484) 424-9330.


Napoletano Bros. Irish Potato Latte

Irish Potato Iced Latte at Napoletano Brothers

You might know Springfield’s Napoletano Bros. for its Italian-American cuisine, like chicken cutlet sandwiches, handmade pasta and Roman-style pizza, but do not sleep on its amazing selection of coffee drinks! While the more traditionalists may stick with a simple doppio espresso (double espresso shot), sweet tooths will love to explore the Latte Specialities. Among the indulgent options, like Pina Colada or Crème Brulee Latte, there’s a flavor that speaks to our Delco souls: Irish Potato Latte. This riff on the classic St. Patty’s Day confection combines espresso, coconut and vanilla with a shower of toasted coconut. Fun fact: Did you know that Irish Potato candies were invented in Philly and only sold in the Greater Philadelphia area?

Napoletano Bros. is more of a market/deli than a coffee shop and doesn’t offer a seating area.

186 Saxer Ave., Springfield; (610) 543-5687.   

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Spice Latte at Mad Anthony Wayne Cafe

PSL haters: You can just skip right over this one! For everyone else, if you can’t wait until the autumn to get your dose of pumpkin spice, you’re in luck. At Mad Anthony Wayne Cafe, nestled into the historic Wayne Train Station, the Brown Sugar Pumpkin Spice Latte is on the menu year-round. Order it iced or hot for a cozy taste of fall, no matter what the calendar says.

Mad Anthony Wayne Cafe is a Veteran-owned cafe which also serves homemade Italian-style gelato and sorbet, as well as panini, pastries, bagels and more. There is indoor and outdoor seating available.

135 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne; (484) 367-7249.


Frozen Hot Chocolate from The Coffee Station

Frozen Hot Chocolate at The Coffee Station

Despite its name, The Coffee Station is more of a diner than a cafe, but at both of its locations, you’ll find a full coffee menu with anything you could want to pair with your pancakes, omelets, sandwiches or scrapple fries (trust us). In addition to fresh brewed coffee and espresso, as well as flavored lattes and smoothies, there’s a new special you can’t miss: Frozen Hot Chocolate. This refreshing treat tastes just like a hot chocolate but it’s icy cold, with a lighter, less rich texture and flavor than a chocolate milkshake. It’ll only be around for the summer, so don’t wait! 

The Coffee Station serves breakfast and lunch, with a number of vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as a kid’s menu. 

7 Kedron Ave., Morton; (610) 328-1816; 3518 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley; (610) 485-1994.

Passion Fruit Espresso Soda from Camellia Coffee House

Passion Fruit Espresso Soda at Camellia Coffee House

This new cafe, right in downtown Lansdowne, is a welcoming community space with house-made comfort food, sustainably sourced coffee and seasonal drinks. The offerings here are anything but basic! Case in point: the Passion Fruit Espresso Soda, an inventive combination of passion fruit nectar, espresso and sparkling water. The tangy, honeyed flavors of this tropical fruit make a surprisingly stunning pairing with the bold, roast-y character of espresso! Try it with one of Camellia’s sweet bites, like a Pasteis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) or chocolate covered shortbread, or a savory snack, like an egg-and-cheese breakfast biscuit.

There are a handful of seats indoors and outdoors at Camellia Coffee House.

20 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne; (484) 898-5592.


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Emily Kovach


Featured photo: Nutella Cold Brew from House Cup Cafe, courtesy of House Cup Cafe