Along with my personal favorites, which include Cap’n Crunch (with Crunch Berries), Fruit Loops, and Cocoa Pebbles,Cinnamon Toast Crunch holds a special place in my heart as one of the cereals I most indulged in as a kid, and even now as an adult. That said, I was quite excited when I heard about the recently opened Corridor Cafe’s newest sweet, nostalgic sip: the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Latte.
With a cereal-infused milk, a new spin on concoction that Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi made famous, and Lamill Coffee, this latte is a caffeinated treat for those craving the taste of their favorite breakfast cereal. Also in the works is the upcoming milk infusion ― a Huckleberry Coffee Cake Milk ― which will also be used to add an innovative flavor profile to Corridor Cafe’s oatmeal.
Other coffee beverages that sound delicious are the Crème Brûlée Latte, the Salted Caramel Latte, as well as the iced house-made 18-hour Cold Brew, and Iced Mocha made with Valrhona chocolate.
This San Francisco cafe has an eclectic selection of flavored milk infusions, milk teas, and refreshing (non-alcoholic) tea cocktails. Creamy milk tea flavors featured are Masala chai and classic Hong Kong. For those in the mood for something more on the light and fresh side can opt for any of Corridor Cafe’s organic tea creations. Guest can chose from flavors that include St. Tropez, made with green tea, and mango and pomegranate notes; Mr. Woods, made with fresh-squeezed lemonade and plumberry black tea; and the green tea mojito, made with mint, lime, green tea, and sparkling water.
Unique breakfast bites are also offered on-the-go. Items such as the “Mimosa-style” yogurt parfait made with vanilla and Champagne yogurt, citrus, and house-made honey granola; and the Corridor savory ‘cruffin’ (croissant/ muffin hybrid) made with Cheddar, prosciutto, and chives, are solid choices to treat yourself in the a.m.
Outside-the-box pastries such as a blueberry muffin top and cinnamon-apple streusel cake baked by pastry chef Tara Lewis in-house and are available all day. Also offered is a selection of baked goods by Oakland-based Firebrand that includes a morning bun with cinnamon, sugar and cream cheese frosting; goat cheese pretzel; blackberry danish; and ginger-molasses bars.
Next time you need to grab breakfast and feel like changing up your routine (or creating a new one), head to the Van Ness Corridor, right by City Hall and the opera house.