Inversion Coffee House: Your One-Stop Shop for Inventive Caffeinated Holiday Drinks

Photo by Molly Dunn
Traditionalists should order the pumpkin pie latte from Inversion.
Recently, I wrote about the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks and McDonald's, and a few of you wanted to know about seasonal beverages available at local coffee shops.

While some places are serving their versions of pumpkin spice lattes, such as Dirk's Coffee and Bite Macarons, others have seasonal syrups, such as the sweet potato syrup from Southside Espresso, or the homemade pumpkin syrup from Boomtown. But one coffee shop is pulling out all the stops for the holidays with five seasonal drinks -- and each is wonderful.

Inversion offers a festive drink for any palate. Whether you enjoy a classic holiday coffee, warm apple cider or a unique seasonal dessert drink, Inversion's got you covered.

Photo by Molly Dunn
This caramel apple cider is rich in color and taste.
I love Inversion for a couple of reasons -- the baristas always make a frothy cappuccino (my coffee beverage of choice), and it's an easy stop on my way in to work. During a recent morning commute, I decided to grab my usual cappuccino, but saw the big chalkboard sign showcasing the seasonal offerings "you'll fall for": gingerbread latte, pumpkin pie latte, honey badger, caramel apple cider and cherry cobbler.

Unable to decide which one to try, I ordered both of the classic coffee options: the pumpkin pie latte and the gingerbread latte, a.k.a. the tastes of Thanksgiving and Christmas. (No judging...I didn't finish both.)

The pumpkin pie latte smells like an actual pumpkin pie without the artificial ingredients most PSL copycats use. It's a creamy latte with the perfect amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice.

However, the gingerbread latte was my favorite; it had me singing, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" as I drove to work. Unlike other versions of the gingerbread latte (ahem, Starbucks), this drink isn't overly sweet. In fact, the coffee overpowers the spices, so you don't feel as if you just drank a dessert.

Location Info


1953 Montrose, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Dirk's Coffee - CLOSED

4005 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Bite Macarons

5172 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Southside Espresso

904 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: General

Boomtown Coffee

242 W. 19th St., Houston, TX

Category: General

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