San Francisco recently welcomed a new player in the gourmet coffee scene, and this one is really pushing the envelope. Not Latte calls itself the “First Fruit Latte concept in the US,” and their colorful coffee drinks are some of the most unique menu items we’ve seen in a while. You wouldn’t think to pair coffee with flavors like durian, avocado, mango, and banana, but the combinations are surprisingly harmonious and definitely worth a try.
Most drinks from Not Latte have the basic components of ice, milk (soy and oat available), and their Gusto Crema Artisanal Italian blend for the espresso. They’re elevated to “Fruit·te” status with the addition of fresh avocado, banana, mango, pineapple, dragon fruit, and crowd favorite durian. There’s also a delicious coconut latte option, which can be served in either a cup or a whole coconut. Fruit flavors can be mixed, with popular combinations being avocado/banana, avocado/mango, and durian/banana.
You’ll sip bits of the fruit through the straw, just like boba, for an interesting new textural component to your typical iced latte. All Fruit·tes cost $6.95, except for the durian and dragon fruit flavors, which are $7.95. And if you opt for the whole coconut, it’s an extra $2.
If you’re not feelin’ the fruit concept but are willing to stake it out, Not Latte’s small menu also includes a regular latte option made with Cafe Umbria’s Gusto Crema Blend for $4.99, an espresso shot for $2.50-3.00. We look forward to seeing even more options as they continue to expand.
Find Not Latte at 2142 Irving St. in the Outer Sunset. Hours are 10am-6pm daily.
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