Panera Just Brought Back Its Popular Cinnamon Crunch Latte for Fall

Is cinnamon crunch the best flavor of fall?

The weeks leading up to fall used to mean only one thing for coffee drinkers: the PSL. The frenzy around Pumpkin Spice Latte season at Starbucks has traditionally been unrivaled by other chains since the drink launched in 2003. Of course, other chains have debuted different versions of the PSL, but nothing quite matches the original.

Yet Panera decided to step out of the pumpkin spice box with its Cinnamon Crunch Latte. This drink proved to be so popular last autumn that it’s back for another season!

How Long Is the Cinnamon Crunch Latte at Panera?

It’s already on the menu at Panera and should be around through fall. It may seem early to order a hot drink, so the Cinnamon Crunch Latte is also available iced. It features fresh espresso, cinnamon syrup, steamed milk and of course, cinnamon crunch topping. This latte perfectly “captures the essence of autumn with its warm flavors of cinnamon and espresso,” Panera says in a press release. Personally, I happen to agree!

There Will Be a Savory Cinnamon Crunch Breakfast Sandwich, Too

The Cinnamon Crunch Latte was originally inspired by the iconic Cinnamon Crunch Bagel. Both menu items have been so popular, Panera is debuting a brand-new breakfast: Ham, Egg & Cheese on a Cinnamon Crunch Bagel. The sandwich features Black Forest ham, scrambled egg, aged white cheddar and salt and pepper on a toasted cinnamon crunch bagel. The result? A mouthwatering sweet-and-savory combo to start your morning.

Pair this order with the Cinnamon Crunch Latte for a cinnamon crunch-filled breakfast!

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Between Panera and everything on the Starbucks fall menu, it’s safe to say we’re set for cardigan season. Either way, make sure to stop by Panera for some cinnamon crunch goodness and a bowl of this autumn squash soup.

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.