Believe it or not, despite the fact that the weather has been in the 80's this week, autumn technically arrives tomorrow. And with the change of seasons comes all of the fun, traditional fall activities- football, Halloween prepping, and yes, pumpkin spiced latte drinking. But if you're someone who prefers to forego the basic flavors of Starbucks, consider checking out one of these tasty alternatives from our favorite Quad Cities coffee shops.

Dunn Brother's Pumpkin Pie Latte

If you prefer the taste of real pumpkin to artificial chemicals, this drink is for you. Loaded with natural pumpkin-y goodness, maple syrup, espresso, and milk, this latte will have you asking 'Starbucks who?'

Coffee Hound Davenport's Maple Bacon Coffee

You read that correctly, need we say more? Scoot your way down to Brady Street and pick one up today! Oh, and their Pumpkin Pie Chai isn't so bad either.

Atomic Coffee's White Chocolate Bliss

If you're not a pumpkin lover (totally understandable), then perhaps you would prefer something a little bit on the chocolate-y side. The white chocolate bliss is sure to warm you right up on those chilly fall mornings.

Milltown Coffee's Cinnamon Honey Latte

The name alone is enough to make honey lovers salivate. Milltown has an extensive list of  lattes, but we're thinking the honey cinnamon will be at the top of your must drink list this fall.

Cool Beanz' Dean's List 

The Dean's List is unique because it brings together two great flavors- chai and espresso- in one deliciously warm and creamy cup. Check it out the next time you're in the College Hill area.