This Latte Art Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

If there’s one thing San Franciscans love more than artisanal coffee, it's art. Pair the two together and throw in some childhood nostalgia for good measure — and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

One S.F. barista is tugging at our heartstrings with some pretty impressive masterpieces, ranging from classic ‘90s cartoon characters to modern Minions. Melannie Aquino, who works at Elite Audio Coffee Bar, has been brewing up these artistic gems for the past three years and shows no signs of slowing. "I'm not sure what my next design is going to be, but lately I've been obsessed with drawing animals wearing beanies. Perhaps I'll create a new character," Aquino tells Refinery29.

Even if your busy adult life may not leave you time to watch your favorite animated shows of yore, that doesn’t mean you have to outgrow them completely. Take a look at the creative portraits we’ve rounded up from Acquino’s Instagram account. Oh, the memories.
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This Snoopy latte is almost too pretty to drink. The only thing missing here is his pal, Woodstock.
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Pop in your copy of Big Hero 6 as you sip on this Baymax latte.

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This jittery-looking Chuckie Finster may have consumed some coffee of his own.
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Whoa! It's like Louise Belcher just stepped out of Bob's Burgers and onto our latte.
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So that's where Nemo was, all along.
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The Minion craze has now become part of the latte-art scene. This guy seems excited about it, too.
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Morning, Patrick!
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Tommy Pickles is leading the way as you down your morning caffeine.
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It looks like Spongebob could use a cup of coffee right now.
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This alien is still awaiting a chance to be chosen by The Claw. Until then, you'll finding him modeling in our mug.
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