- Mathew Schniper
First, an iced butterbeer coffee soda ($4.50/16-ounce) excites our Harry Potter nerdom, served not from a foaming tankard as in Hogsmeade, but instead placing butterscotch Monin syrup — not so much as to make it sickly — with espresso and half-and-half plus a pour of seltzer water for effervescence to offset the heaviness. (Merlin’s beard!) Next, a wildflower latte ($5/16-ounce) also heads sweet but not too much so, lacing the same Switchback-roasted Guatemalan espresso with lavender syrup and honey. Instead of milk, we go breve-style with half-and-half and appreciate just how the honey helps play up the floral note.