Starbucks is famous for its classic coffee blends and special refreshers. Moreover, any coffee lover can attest that Starbucks has some of the best latte flavors.

So, if you’re wondering what flavor to order for your next coffee fix, you’ve come to the right place!

The best Starbucks latte flavors include classics like the caffè latte, chai tea latte, and matcha tea latte. There’s also the fall favorite pumpkin spice latte. Of course, these are just a few options among the diverse list at Starbucks. What’s even better is that they’re served hot or iced.

If you are new to the coffee world, this article will give you an easy-to-read list of the best lattes at Starbucks.

I’ll also share vital calorie and caffeine content information to help you watch your intake. Read on for additional tips on how to customize your latte!

1. Caffè latte

What’s a coffee shop without the classic caffè latte? Starbucks serves this traditional drink with a blend of milk and brewed espresso.

Like all drinks on this list, you can order this beverage hot or iced.

Homemade latte in a tall glass.

Starbucks caffè latte comes in various sizes with the following caffeine and calorie content:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 100 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 150 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 190 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 250 calories, 150 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 100 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 130 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 180 calories, 255 mg caffeine

As you can see, both short and tall sizes serve one shot of espresso with 75 mg of caffeine. In contrast, grande and venti contain two shots each.

If you want a higher dose of caffeine to jumpstart your day, you can ask your barista to give your caffè latte an extra espresso shot for an additional price.

Although not a mainstay on most menu boards at Starbucks stores in the US, the toffee nut latte has a huge following.

You can customize your cup by asking your barista to add whipped cream and toffee nut syrup to your caffè latte.

If you want to learn how to make Starbucks whipped cream at home, check out this article here!

2. Pumpkin spice latte

Although popular, the fall special pumpkin spice latte garners mixed reactions from Starbucks patrons.

Some people find it an unusual experience for their coffee-accustomed palate. In contrast, others welcome it as a drink that brings warm feelings as the cold fall sets in.

This drink is made with milk, brewed espresso, and whipped cream. Starbucks’ unique recipe for pumpkin spice sauce and pumpkin spice topping sets it apart from other beverages.

Pumpkin spice latte, ready to drink.

Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has twice the number of calories compared to the caffè latte. See the details below:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 210 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 300 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 390 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 470 calories, 150 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 270 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 370 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 480 calories, 225 mg caffeine

If you can’t wait to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte, you can always make one at home with this easy-to-follow recipe!

3. Caramel brulée latte

If you have a sweet tooth, a cup of caramel brulée latte is perfect!

It contains similar amounts of milk, brewed espresso, and whipped cream but is enhanced with caramel brulée sauce and caramel brulée topping.

For aesthetics and a more flavorful experience, you can top your order with chocolate powder malt, vanilla bean powder, or both!

If you can’t get enough of the flavor, you may also ask the barista to line the cup with an extra squeeze of caramel or mocha.

Caramel sauce, ready to use.

However, watch out for the calories, as this sweet drink packs a lot!

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 220 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 310 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 410 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 500 calories, 150 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 300 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 400 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 520 calories, 225 mg caffeine

4. Chestnut praline latte

I recommend the chestnut praline latte if you’re in the mood for a hint of nutty goodness in your coffee mix.

In addition to the milk, brewed espresso, and whipped cream, you get chestnut praline syrup and chestnut praline topping.

Espresso shot with crema.

You can reinvent the drink by adding chai tea or lining your cup with caramel or mocha syrup.

You may also want to go easy on the whipped cream to reduce your calorie intake. Ask your barista to add only light whipped cream or remove it entirely.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 190 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 270 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 330 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 410 calories, 150 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 240 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml),320 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 400 calories, 225 mg caffeine

5. Cinnamon dolce latte

Cinnamon is inarguably one of the most well-loved spices in the world. It goes well with pastries and can boost the flavor of your coffee.

So, if you’re a cinnamon fan, you’re in for a treat with a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte.

Ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks next to each other.

The standard latte mix is enhanced with whipped cream, cinnamon dolce syrup, and cinnamon dolce sprinkles.

Check out the calories and caffeine content below:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 190 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 270 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 340 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 420 calories, 150 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 240 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 300 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 420 calories, 225 mg caffeine

6. Sugar cookie almondmilk latte

Despite its name, the Starbucks sugar cookie almondmilk latte has fewer calories than the other latte options on this list.

This is due to the use of almond milk instead of regular milk. However, it also contains a slightly higher dose of caffeine.

Alpro almond milk.

In addition to almond milk and brewed espresso, a cup contains sugar cookie-flavored syrup and red and green sprinkles.

The hot and cold versions may also have different calorie and caffeine contents. Check the details below:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 90 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 140 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 180 calories, 170 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 230 calories, 170 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 110 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 150 calories, 170 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 220 calories, 255 mg caffeine

7. Starbucks Reserve latte

Starbucks also serves coffee using rare coffee beans through their Starbucks Reserve menu.

These beans contain less caffeine than the signature roast used in caffè latte.

However, a short or a tall cup of Starbucks Reserve latte contains twice the number of shots, resulting in a more potent coffee mix.

Watch out when ordering a venti, as it contains more than half the recommended daily caffeine intake for an average adult.

Three espresso shots stacked on top of each other.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 110 calories, 135 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 180 calories, 135 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 230 calories, 135 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 290 calories, 265 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 150 calories, 135 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 210 calories, 135 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 290 calories, 265 mg caffeine

You can customize the flavor and calorie content of your Starbucks Reserve latte by choosing among the various milk options, including the following:

You can also choose from Starbucks’ wide selection of toppings and syrups. My go-to mix includes toffee nut syrup and chocolate cream cold foam.

8. Starbucks Reserve hazelnut bianco latte

Another latte under the Reserve menu is the Starbucks Reserve hazelnut bianco latte.

This beverage contains twice as many calories as the standard caffè latte but is worth a cheat day! If the weather permits, opt for an iced version for fewer calories.

It uses Starbucks’ special hazelnut-infused milk to bring out a distinct flavor, setting it apart from other milky coffee blends in the store.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 190 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 310 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 380 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 520 calories, 200 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 210 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 280 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 380 calories, 200 mg caffeine

9. Blonde caffè latte

The Starbucks blonde caffè latte is a crowd favorite because it is a fancier version of the classic caffè latte. It contains milk, brewed blonde espresso, and a layer of milk foam.

Blonde espresso.

This simple and aesthetically pleasing mix is popular among coffee enthusiasts.

If you’re one of them, you can try making one at home by checking out my other article, Starbucks Blonde Latte: How Do You Make This Latte At Home?

Alternatively, you can purchase a cup at your nearby Starbucks store. You might find the following information handy:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 100 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 150 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 190 calories, 170 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 250 calories, 170 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 100 calories, 85 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 130 calories, 170 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 180 calories, 255 mg caffeine

10. Blonde vanilla latte

The Starbucks blonde vanilla latte contains a few pumps of vanilla syrup, giving it a distinct flavor from the blonde caffè latte.

Starbucks vanilla latte in a mug.

You can spice it up by asking your barista for cinnamon powder or spiced apple drizzle. You can also opt for a mocha or caramel drizzle.

You can refer to the numbers below to monitor your intake:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 130 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 200 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 250 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 320 calories, 170 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 140 calories, 75 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 190 calories, 150 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 270 calories, 255 mg caffeine

11. Chai tea latte

Starbucks may be popular for all things coffee, but the company also has excellent latte offerings for tea lovers.

Probably one of the most famous ones is the chai tea latte. It contains milk, water, and black tea with cinnamon and other spices.

The chai tea concentrate is already bursting with flavors. Still, you can customize your drink by adding sauce or syrup from Starbucks’ diverse list of options.

If you’re a cinnamon lover like me, I recommend cinnamon dolce syrup and cinnamon powder.

Alternatively, you can add vanilla syrup to make a vanilla chai tea latte. These add-ins work well for both hot and iced versions.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 120 calories, 50 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 190 calories, 70 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 240 calories, 95 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 310 calories, 120 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 180 calories, 70 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 240 calories, 95 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 350 calories, 145 mg caffeine

12. Teavana London fog tea latte

One of the lattes with the least caffeine content on the list is the Teavana London fog tea latte. It is based on the British favorite Earl Gray tea.

It contains milk, vanilla syrup, and a special blend of black tea, bergamot, and lavender.

Vanilla syrup, ready to use.
Homemade vanilla syrup

Like most Starbucks drinks, you can choose from various milk options and toppings. You can also order more tea bags if you want a larger serving.

Note that customizing your drink can also alter the calorie and caffeine content. You can refer to the standard below:

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 90 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 140 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 180 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 230 calories, 40 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 100 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 140 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 210 calories, 40 mg caffeine

13. Royal English breakfast tea latte

Starbucks’s royal English breakfast tea has a strong, rich taste, thanks to the full-grown Indian and Sri Lankan tea leaves.

The latte has a milder flavor because of the added sugar and milk.

The distinct flavor of the royal English breakfast tea latte is also due, in part, to the use of liquid cane sugar as the sweetener.

So, if you want to enjoy this drink’s authentic flavor, you may want to skip the Splenda.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 80 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 110 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 150 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 190 calories, 40 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 100 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 140 calories, 40 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 210 calories, 40 mg caffeine

14. Matcha tea latte

Health enthusiasts flock to coffee and tea shops to get a hold of the famous matcha tea latte.

Starbucks’ take on the drink is no less popular because of the perfect blend of milk and sweetener that cancels out the matcha tea’s slightly bitter taste without reducing the potential health benefits.

You may also ask your barista to use honey as a sweetener for a nutrient boost.

Honey in a small cup.

Hot

  • Short: 8 fl oz (236.6 ml), 110 calories, 30 mg caffeine
  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 190 calories, 55 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 240 calories, 80 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 20 fl oz (591.5 ml), 320 calories, 110 mg caffeine

Cold

  • Tall: 12 fl oz (354.5 ml), 150 calories, 55 mg caffeine
  • Grande: 16 fl oz (473.2 ml), 190 calories, 80 mg caffeine
  • Venti: 24 fl oz (709.8 ml), 250 calories, 110 mg caffeine

More great Starbucks drinks

Ready to learn more about what kind of drinks Starbucks has?

Great!

Below you will find all the lists I’ve created so far:

And for even more information about Starbucks, check out the Starbucks hub here!

Conclusion

As you can see from the various latte options, you’ve got a lot of choices when going to Starbucks.

In this article, I’ve gone over the best Starbucks latte flavors you can try now.

I hope the additional information on the number of calories and caffeine content will help you make an informed choice on your next coffee trip!

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