A must-devour anytime of year, but especially in autumn, is the signature housemade apple walnut cake. Sweet, tart and gooey, make this pastry treat a match for coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
2924 West Chester Pike, Broomall.
Co-owners and chefs Alex Hardy and Tara Buzan welcome fall with tender pappardelle blended with roasted pumpkin creme sauce, fried sage, leeks and lardons. Perfect for pairing with a light pinot gris at this elegant spot.
11 Louella Ct., Wayne
Beginning Oct. 1, indulge in made-from-scratch Pumpkin Spice Lattes made with simple syrup, pumpkin puree, fair trade vanilla, cinnamon extract and steamed organic milk. Still crazy with pumpkin-mania? Pick up Stony Brook Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Cucina Antica Tuscany Pumpkin Sauce or Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Cinnamon Granola.
2140 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville.
This just-oepned café will be serving pumpkin-ginger muffins with rosemary streusel, thanks to baker Pam Lau. Local ingredients, including buttermilk, eggs and spicy crystalized ginger bits, make these treats the perfect bite to go with autumnal coffees.
1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
This oenophile oasis welcomes autumn with the Spiced Apple Ginger Mule fall cocktail that blends Chaddsford Spiced Apple Wine with Boardroom Spirits Fresh Ginger Vodka, lime juice, ginger beer. Even better: It’s served with a lime wedge and cinnamon stick in a cold copper mug, perfect for Instagramming.
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.
The signature upcake (upside-down cupcake) comes in sweet seasonal pumpkin, brown butter and caramel apple. Bonus: Upcakes are available as a single, half dozen and dozen.
215 Lancaster Ave., Frazer.
Brian and Olga Dressler take a winemaker’s approach to produce Modern Sill and Modern Sparkling cider year-round. Find it at local restaurants, breweries and farmers’ markets for a refreshing fall sip.
With a “duck-zillion” ways to top warm vanilla-cake donuts, get excited about new fall flavors including pumpkin icing and apple and caramel streusel toppings.
201 Main St., King of Prussia.
This Downingtown darling pours pumpkin spice and caramel lattes that pair with house-baked apple cinnamon scones, coffee cakes and apple cobbler muffins, perfect for cozy weekend mornings. Pumpkin muffins debut in October in this rustic-comfy setting from Dana and Pete Patrizzio.
115 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown
Organic pumpkins are baked and pureed to get pumpkin spice and pumpkin amaretto gelato. Also on the menu are pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin lattes made with housemade syrup.
12 W. Market St., West Chester.
This local French-inspired cafe from Catherine Seisson spotlights a whole wheat and rye blend made with chunked apples, apple cider and apple puree throughout the month of October. Be sure to grab a jar of local honey for drizzling.
202 W. Market St., West Chester.
John and Silenia Rhoads are celebrating their third successful year at this favorite neighborhood Euro-casual cafe. This fall, devour soft caramel apple galettes served with local apple cider, and look for the signature flourless pumpkin cakes to arrive in October.
233 E. King St., Malvern.
Molly Johnston has been warming the hearts and stomachs of locals with her sweet and savory pies for over five years. Her fall lineup includes apple berry, apple ginger, caramel apple crumb, cranberry apple and pumpkin made from freshly roasted fairytale pumpkins.
132 W. State St., Kennett Square.
Enjoy a ride through the country to pick up warm apple cider donuts. While there, peruse the store for pumpkins, baked goods, deli items, soups and crafts.
1805 Unionville Wawaset Road, West Chester.
Locals and out-of-towners alike flock to this family-owned down-to-earth restaurant to taste one-of-a-kind Jewish apple cake french toast for brunch all weekend long.
245 Woodbine Ave., Narberth.
Sip sophisticated cocktails like the Smoking Love with tequila, apple puree, cinnamon, lime juice and allspice nectar, or the frighteningly festive jack-o-lantern cocktail with Jack Daniels, house made pumpkin purée, nutmeg, cinnamon, amarena nectar and bitters.
100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills.