photo credit: Nina Palazzolo
We get it. You can’t imagine giving up your syrupy sweet St*rbucks order, perfected over the last 20 years. But trust us, Hype Cafe knows how to make frappes you’ll never forget—and it’ll even save you a little bread in the process. The perfectly sweet caramel beverage is made with Ethiopian coffee, and the cotton candy version is completely coffee-free—just ice cream and raspberry syrup. The Capitol Hill spot is huge, so there’s plenty of room to spread out and avoid the people who brought their kids with them while you’re trying to pay attention to the Zoom call that should’ve been an email.