People are Loving Their Colourful Lattes

These multi-coloured coffee offerings will have you wondering, "What happened to a regular flat white?"

Having your coffee in every colour is apparently a thing.

Australia's dreary big cities are brightening up with the help of a rainbow variety of latte orders. 

Often made with superfoods or additives, like matcha or (shudders) algae, these lattes claim to boast a bit more than a colour shock.

Here's what you need to be aware of next time you're looking for a caffeine hit:

Red Velvet Latte

According to Sydney cafe The Local Mbassy, their red velvet latte "tastes like a warm, marshmallowy cupcake in liquid form." Could be worse, if you ask us.


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Beetroot Latte

Beetroot has long been lauded for its antioxidant properties - just like regular coffee beans! However, the Matcha Mylkbar beetroot latte is dairy free and made with ginger. This is one for the health conscious. 


Taro Latte

Taro is a root vegetable, kind of like a purple sweet potato. It's popular in several Asian cuisines and is high in dietary fibre and Vitamin B. But is it a good flavour for your coffee? We'll let you decide!


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Blue Algae Latte

The Blue Algae latte is the brain child of Match Mylkbar in Melbourne, and really had people scratching their heads when it hit the menu. The colourful concoction is made of algae, lemon, ginger agave and coconut milk and is, needless to say, totally vegan. Erm... delicious, we guess.

Matcha Latte

Matcha is the trendy green ingredient you'll see popping up in desserts all over your city. It's a green tea powder, so we guess the latte is kind of like a green tea with milk. As unappetising as that may sound, these are popular the world over!

Rainbow Latte

Unlike its mono-coloured friends, the rainbow latte isn't made with a super ingredient. It's actually just food dye. But, hey, it looks pretty! 


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