The latest trend popping up in the world of Austin Instagram is the Cloud Puff Latte from Black Sugar Caffe, in Cedar Park. The drink has been on the menu since the cafe opened at 1310 Cypress Creek Road in October.
Owner Judy Lu came up with the creation after asking herself: “What can I do with a cloud?” The sweet coffee drink is simply a regular latte that happens to be topped with fluffy cotton candy. She notes the “cloud” only adds a teaspoon of sugar to the drink (as much as a sugar packet). The secret to drinking one is to poke the “cloud” into the latte, where the steam will rapidly suck up the cotton candy.
This is not Black Sugar’s only foray into creative drinks. The restaurant also offers a crème brûlée latte (made using torches) and a colorful white chocolate “galaxy frappe” with edible glitter (sort of similar to Starbucks’ unicorn frappuccino from the summer). Lu has more sparkly drinks in the works for the holiday season and has plans to add color to the restaurant’s tapas menu next year, potentially in the form of “unicorn grilled cheese.”
For more of a sugar rush, the cafe also bakes pastries fresh daily and serves beer and wine. It is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Black Sugar Caffe even has a drive-thru––though the Cloud Puff Latte would probably not fare well there.
When I heard that @black_sugar_caffe had these Cloud Puff Lattes, I knew I had to find some time today to visit. Luckily, they’re only 5 minutes away from my salon! A cotton candy puff on a latte, a brilliant concept. It tasted great and was fun to drink! Check my story for a video of me poking it in to dissolve it! They had an amazing array of pastries and treats a well. I’m going back soon for their Black Sugar Galaxy Frappe! Blacksugarcaffe.com #blacksugarcaffe #cloudpuff #latte #cottoncandy #coffeesesh #atxcoffee #fundrinks #saturdayvibes #instacoffe #coffeegram #breakfast #brunch #atxbrunch #atxbrunches #eater #eateratx #yelpphoto #yelpaustin #zagat #eeeeeats #buzzfeast #myfab5 #austin360eats #keepaustineatin #delicious #austin #texas #atx #austintx #zipkick