Cafés

How many calories in your favourite cup of tea or coffee?

How we’ve grown to love our cafés and coffee shops with a selection of teas and coffees and tasty treats. A cup of black coffee or tea with a dash of milk contains very few calories but did you know that many fancier coffees such as mochas can contain almost 300kcal. Then add a sweet treat and suddenly we are consuming more calories than we do at dinner time.

Many coffees have added sugar, syrups and flavourings. But there is good news - there are plenty of lower calorie options on the menu:

  • Opt for black coffee or tea with a splash of milk for a low calorie option.
  • Order the smallest size available.
  • If you are having a latte or milk based coffee go for a ‘skinny’ version and treat it as a snack.
  • Skip the added extras – syrups and cream will add extra calories.
  • If you’re having a treat either go for a bite-sized serving or share.

Check the cafés website or in-store nutrition information for more information on your favourite tea and coffee.

  Insomnia Costa Starbucks McDonalds
  Whole milk   Whole milk (skimmed) Whole milk (semi-skimmed) Semi-skimmed
Americano (black) 10 6 11  
Cappucino 66 106 (63) 116 (97) 98
Caramel latte 213 154 (98) 192 (163)  
English breakfast tea (without milk)   3 0  
Espresso single 5   6  
Flat white 86 148 (80) 119 130
Hot chocolate 412 205 (152) 348 (307) 276
Hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream   326 (276)    
Latte 135 128 (70) 172 (143) 125
Mocha   217 (155) 269 (248) 251
Tea (with milk)       12

Cold drinks

 

Insomnia

Costa

Starbucks

McDonalds

Chocolate cream frappacino     247 (243)  
Coffee frappacino     170 (157)  
Iced cappuccino     100 (77)  
Iced latte  100 152 (94) 100 (77)  
Iced peach tea 73 88    

Sweet treats

  Insomnia Costa Starbucks McDonalds
Blueberry muffin 484 452 424 498
Carrot cake 322 593 434 615
Chocolate brownie 391 373 303  
Chocolate muffin 492 476 481 658
Chocolate twist   345 296 358
Croissant 406 285 279 238
Pain au chocolat 380      
Scone 352 313 252 338

Examples

  Insomnia Costa Starbucks McDonalds
Americano & blueberry muffin 494 458 435  
Chai latte & carrot cake 584 860    
Flat white & scone 438 461 371 468
Hot chocolate & chocolate brownie 803 578 651  

Please note information is based on tall/primo (340ml) where applicable. The information was correct on the 23 May, 2017.

SourcesCup of steaming coffee