This Barista Makes Latte Art Inspired By Famous People

You won't believe how real these drinks look!

Related To:

You probably get a swirl of latte art with your morning cup of coffee, but this latte art is on another level. Brian Leonard, better known as “Barista Brian,” is an Insta-famous Canadian latte artist designing coffee for the stars. His drinkable art features realistic images of Hollywood icons, movie characters and even sports teams. It’s no wonder his talents can be spotted at events like the 2016 Sundance Festival and the 2017 Juno Music Awards.

It all started when Brian moved to Toronto. He was looking for a creative outlet and realized he could make shapes out of the foam on lattes. "I started drawing people's faces and the reaction I got was so great," he said in a YouTube video for Much Studios, a Canadian digital brand. 

Eventually he began incorporating color into his drawings using food coloring and a latte art pen like this one. Brian considers his work a mixed media artform.

Now he's making latte art for everyone from John Legend to Gloria Alred. He'll also draw iconic movie characters like Dory from Finding Nemo.

If you’re interested in a custom latte (maybe with your favorite Food Network star!), you’ll have to travel to Brian’s office in Toronto. Until then, we'll be here sipping our artless lattes living vicariously through Brian's Instagram.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Is Cold Brew Heating Up the Bean Scene?

Cold brew coffee is hot, hot, hot. It may also be heating up the demand for coffee beans.

What's Your Java IQ?

To celebrate National Coffee Day, take Food Network Magazine's coffee quiz.

How the Pumpkin Spice Lattes of the Season Stack Up

Check out the nutrition info from these popular chains before you swap in a pumpkin spice latte for your usual morning joe.

Cold Brew & Beyond: 5 Coffee Trends to Look for This Summer

From carbonated coffee to regional twists on cold brew, here are 5 caffeine-fueled trends to get in on this summer.

7 Tips for Making the Best Coffee Ever

Every coffee lover should consult these important rules (and handy tricks) before brewing another pot of java.

Dairy-Free Coffee Drinks for Your Morning Buzz

These dairy-free coffee drinks make a great morning alternative.

Win This Coffeemaker!

We're giving away one Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo to one randomly-selected commenter.

What Do You Get When You Cross a Latte and an Avocado?

What’s more on trend than artfully poured lattes and avocados? An artfully poured latte in an avocado.