Southern Latte Café heading into its ninth year of business in Luling, and the services — and tasty items — it offers continues to expand and evolve.
Among the newest additions to the mix is the café’s new online ordering service, which allows people on the go to still enjoy their beverage of choice while not falling behind. The service was launched approximately a month ago and has thus far proved popular among customers. It can be accessed by Googling southernlattecafe.com or ordered through Facebook via Shop Now.
“You can skip the wait and just order it online. When you get here, it’s paid for and at the window,” said Southern Latte owner Randy Muller. “We’re trying to provide for our customers, and many have told us they don’t have time in the morning to wait in line.”
Through the service, one can complete their order online and expect it ready within 15 minutes from that time. Once completing the order, the specifics are saved, making for an even quicker process the next time.
“You don’t have to keep putting it in every time,” said Muller.
The café also has a few new drink options added to the menu: a matcha green tea, which can be ordered as a latte or blended; a new coffee creation, lavender bliss, which can also be ordered as a latte, put into a matcha tea or as a frozen frappe. Pumpkin spice is offered as a new fall flavor as well.
On Saturdays, Southern Latte holds “Small Business Saturday,” where one can reserve an area to promote their start up business and meet with people. The café advertises it on Facebook and throughout the store leading up to the day.
Southern Latte also plays as frequent host to Troy Dancer, local singer and guitar player who performs for Café-goers.
On Sundays, the café is closed and can be reserved to use for private events, like gender reveal, baby showers, anniversary and birthday parties.
Southern Latte’s soups remain as popular as ever, and soups are back for the winter. Each day, a soup of the day is featured. Among the soups featured are baked potato, stuffed artichoke, broccoli and cheese and Louisiana crawfish boil soups, while chicken and sausage gumbo is also on the menu.
The café also offers catering, including finger sandwiches, fruit and pastry trays.
Southern Latte is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 50 Wade St., Suite 1 in Luling and can be reached at (985) 308-1472 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.