We've been all over the west side of the USA and into Mexico and we've never yet found a latte that equals one from Victoria's own Caffe Fantastico. This coffee is so rich and smooth and sweet that I don't even need any sugar with it. (And that's unusual for me).
The people at the Fantastico are obsessive about coffee roasting--to the point that they won't allow fragrance in their shop, and they will refuse to make certain drinks. All their coffees are doubles and so I order a "half-caff latte in the biggest take-out cup" to get it the way it like it, not too dark. Sometimes the barrista will politely suggest that it might be a little weak but I tell them that's how I like it. And it's not weak at all. Compared to other burned coffees or weak lattes I've had, this is like nectar.
And look how artistically they create a design in the top. If you're ever in Victoria, make sure you find the Fantastico and check out their coffee. It's not a fancy place but the clientele is varied and interesting and the coffee is the best I've ever found.