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Indaba puts its twist on signature latte

To make the lemon vanilla latte, Indaba owner Bobby Enslow begins with a piece of lemon peel and a splash of house-made vanilla syrup. It’s one of the coffee shop’s signature beverages. (Kevin Finch)
Kevin Finch Correspondent

If coffee does more than just fuel your days, you need to seek out Indaba, an independent neighborhood coffee house in Spokane. Why? Possibly the best latte in town – hot or iced.

Owner Bobby Enslow is one of our local coffee impassionistas who will tell you not just about the flavor profile in a particular coffee varietal, but also the story of the farm where the beans were grown.

If you love great coffee straight up, check out Indaba. But also try Indaba’s Lemon Vanilla Latte. There is a reason this latte is at the top of their chalkboard of specialty drinks.

Lemon is brilliant in tea; it turns out to be equally intriguing in the right cup of coffee. Enslow shaves fresh lemon peel directly into the cup or glass, splashes in lemon vanilla syrup, and tops it with a double shot of Slate’s Mauricio Fadul espresso from Columbia.

One slurp and you might suddenly realize you have a compelling reason to make detours to West Central – Indaba is on Broadway Avenue two blocks west of the county courthouse – several times a week.