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60 Cafe Menu Innovations

From Canned Cold Coffees to Overflowing Milkshake Beverages

— March 10, 2016 — Lifestyle
These cafe menu innovations range from overflowing milkshake creations to canned cold coffee beverages that are designed for on-the-go consumers. While famed coffee distributors like Starbucks are enhancing consumer engagement with seasonal java blends and secret snack menus, independent cafes are appealing to niche demographics with themed offerings that are both tasty and experiential.

Standouts include video game and selfie-themed cafes that offer unique latte art, inspired by niche interests. In addition to 3D-printed selfie lattes, Millennials are responding to gamer-inspired coffees and accessible snack menus that are culturally themed.

Borrowing from exotic cuisines, cafe menu examples like spicy coffee shop sandwiches, vegetarian cafe menus and purple potato lattes are designed to cater to a wide variety of tastes. Rather than sticking to familiar flavor formulas, coffee brands are taking more risks than ever before in an effort to target a more global demographic.
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Disney Princess Latte Art
Disney Princess Latte Art
These Coffee Creations Feature the Faces of Iconic Disney Characters
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Vino Lime Lattes
Vino Lime Lattes
These Iced Lattes are Prepared with Limes and a Wine Simple Syrup Reduction
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Natural Mocha Coffee Syrups
Natural Mocha Coffee Syrups
This Mocha Coffee Syrup is Made with Dave's Cold Brew Coffee
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Boozy Chocolate Coffees
Boozy Chocolate Coffees
The Salted Caramel White Chocolate Kahlua Mocha Latte is for the Holidays
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Football-Fashioned Frappuccinos
Football-Fashioned Frappuccinos
Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Created the Newest Beast Mode Frappuccino
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Cookie Butter Lattes
Cookie Butter Lattes
The Coffee Bean Sells a Latte Inspired by Freshly Baked Biscuits
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Iced Caramel Drinks
Iced Caramel Drinks
This Holiday-Inspired Salted Caramel Macchiato is Served Over Ice
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Iced Eggnog Lattes
Iced Eggnog Lattes
Torani's Iced Coffee Blend Features Holiday-Flavored Syrup
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Romantic Heart-Shaped Donuts
Romantic Heart-Shaped Donuts
The 2016 Valentine's Day Donut Line Up Has Arrived at Krispy Kreme
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Convenient Cold Brew Cartons
Convenient Cold Brew Cartons
Two Bears Coffee Offers On-Demand Cold Brew Deliveries
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Hybrid Hot Beverages
Hybrid Hot Beverages
The Latte Macchiato Cross Drink is the Latest Espresso Addition by Starbucks
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Spicy Holiday Espresso Drinks
Spicy Holiday Espresso Drinks
The New Winter Starbucks Drink is Spicy, Frothy and Delicious
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Tahitian Orange Coffees
Tahitian Orange Coffees
The 'Caffe Rico' Makes Use of Authentic Ingredients from Tahiti
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Fruitcake-Flavored Lattes
Fruitcake-Flavored Lattes
The Starbucks Panettone Latte Was Inspired by Italian Fruitcake
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Festive Chai Lattes
Festive Chai Lattes
These Sweet Holiday Drinks Put a Seasonal Twist on a Menu Favorite
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Fast Food Pie Lattes
Fast Food Pie Lattes
McDonald's Poland is Offering Apple Pie Hot Beverages
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Temporary Valentine's Day Menus
Temporary Valentine's Day Menus
This Chain is Offering Limited-Edition Valentine's Day Beverages
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Iced Pumpkin Coffees
Iced Pumpkin Coffees
Dunkin' Donuts is Offering a Pumpkin Macchiato Drink in Celebration of Fall
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Honeyed Espresso Drinks
Honeyed Espresso Drinks
Spain's Cafe Con Miel Gives the Hot Beverage a Sweet Twist
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Cold Brew Concentrates
Cold Brew Concentrates
The Anchorhead Cold Brew Coffee is Designed to be a Caffeinated Drink Base
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Raw Cane Sugar-Sweetened Espresso
Raw Cane Sugar-Sweetened Espresso
Cafe Cubano Offers a Sweet and Spicy Alternative to Coffee
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All-Day Breakfast Menus
All-Day Breakfast Menus
McDonald's Now Serves All Day Breakfast to Eager Diners
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Floral Cold-Brew Beverages
Floral Cold-Brew Beverages
Cognoscenti Coffee Prepares Asian Coffee with a Twist
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Festive Tea Lattes
Festive Tea Lattes
This Coffee Chain is Serving Hot Apple Tea During the Holiday Season
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Fudge-Filled Hybrid Donuts
Fudge-Filled Hybrid Donuts
This Decadent Croissant Donut is Filled with Chocolate Fudge
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Sailor Scout Cafes
Sailor Scout Cafes
The Anion Station Osaka Restaurant Offers Anime Sailor Moon-Themed Foods
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Mystical Pony Cafes
Mystical Pony Cafes
The My Little Pony Cafe Design in Japan Celebrates the Magical Cartoon Equines
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Toasted Graham Lattes
Toasted Graham Lattes
The New Starbucks Hot Drink Flavor is Inspired by Childhood Cereal
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Secret Christmas Menus
Secret Christmas Menus
This Starbucks Christmas Menu Offers Undercover Holiday Beverages
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Celebratory Coffee Giveaways
Celebratory Coffee Giveaways
Krispy Kreme is Handing Out Free Goodies for National Coffee Day
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Chicory Iced Coffee
Chicory Iced Coffee
An Earthy Blend of Ingredients Brings Extra Oomph to your Daily Caffeine Dose
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Bite-Sized Canned Coffee
Bite-Sized Canned Coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee is Making Their Product Portable With Coffee Cans
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Minty Matcha Lattes
Minty Matcha Lattes
This Iced Green Tea Latte from Peet's Coffee & Tea Boasts Peppermint Flavors
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Chicory Coffee Blend Kits
Chicory Coffee Blend Kits
Blue Bottle Coffee Co.'s New Orleans Coffee Kit Brings Mardi Gras Home
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Indulgent Customized Coffees
Indulgent Customized Coffees
Coffee Bean Now Allows You to Customize Its Ice Blended Drink
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Personalized Coffee Art Apps
Personalized Coffee Art Apps
The 'Coffee Ripples App' Was Launched at CES 2016
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Botanical Cold Brew Branding
Botanical Cold Brew Branding
LOKAL Cold Brew Marries Indonesian and North American Inspirations
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Spicy Coffee Shop Sandwiches
Spicy Coffee Shop Sandwiches
This Shop Now Offers Two New Spicy Breakfast Sandwiches
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Anime Cafe Restaurants
Anime Cafe Restaurants
The Special Sailor Moon-Inspired Cafe Will Be Open for a Limited Time Only
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Cold Coffee Lattes
Cold Coffee Lattes
La Colombe's Iced Coffee Latte is Prepared with Frothy Microfoam Milk
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Hybrid Cocktail Bar Cafes
Hybrid Cocktail Bar Cafes
The Walton is a Quaint, Tiny Cafe and Cocktail Bar in Toronto
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Citrusy Chocolate Drinks
Citrusy Chocolate Drinks
This Hot Chocolate is Made with Orange Zest and Ginger
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Warming Winter Lattes
Warming Winter Lattes
The Latest Additions to the Starbucks Menu are Perfect for Cold Winter Days
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Coffee Ice Cubes
Coffee Ice Cubes
Midsummer Night's Dream Drink is a Uniquely Iced Caffeinated Beverage
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Purple Potato Lattes
Purple Potato Lattes
Subspace Coffee Specializes in Making Colorful Taro Lattes
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Selfie-Printing Coffee Machines
Selfie-Printing Coffee Machines
This Company Uses Edible Ink to Print Photos on Customers' Drinks
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Decadent Donut Desserts
Decadent Donut Desserts
The Donut and Waffle Hybrid From DK Donuts Come in a Variety of Flavors
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Beauty Bar Eateries
Beauty Bar Eateries
The Colette Petit Cafe is a Permanent Pop-Up in Her Majesty's Pleasure Salon
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Vegetarian Cafe Bars
Vegetarian Cafe Bars
The Butcher's Daughter is a Vegetarian Cafe and Juice Bar in NYC
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Sci-Fi Dessert Menus
Sci-Fi Dessert Menus
This Japanese Cafe Will Be Serving Star Wars Desserts to Honor the Film
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Cookie Shot Glasses
Cookie Shot Glasses
This California Cafe Serves Delicious Cream-Filled Cookie Cups
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Video Game-Themed Cafes
Video Game-Themed Cafes
Super Mario-Themed Pop-Up Cafes Have Recently Opened in Japan
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Boxed Cold Coffee
Boxed Cold Coffee
This Cold Brewed Java is Available on Tap with This Conveneint Design
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Experimental Yogurt Cafes
Experimental Yogurt Cafes
Chobani SoHo Immerses Customers in Unique Flavors and Experiences
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Luxury Dessert Cafes
Luxury Dessert Cafes
Bar Chocolat by Pierre Hermé Paris Offers Artisan Sweets
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Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
The NBHD Neanderthal Cafe Chills Its Iced Coffee Drinks with Nitrogen
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Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Pop-Up Toast Cafes
Popped Culture is a Pop-Up Cafe Dedicated to Artisan Toast
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Customizable Tea Startups
Customizable Tea Startups
Indian Chai Cafe Chaayos Hopes to Honor Their Heritage With Desi Chai
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Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
Experimental 3D Printing Cafes
This German Coffee Shop Serves Its Customers 3D-Printed Figurines
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Overflowing Dessert Milkshakes
Overflowing Dessert Milkshakes
These Mason Jar Milkshakes are Topped Sky High and Ooze Ice Cream
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