A cafe with delicious drinks and an aesthetically-pleasing interior is a matcha made in heaven! Eye-catching interior designs might draw you into these restaurants, but the creamy lattes will make you stay for a while. Ditch your midday coffee and declare an official matcha break at one of these Los Angeles cafes.
If you’ve ever wanted a selfie with bigfoot, here’s your chance! Stroll into this cafe on Melrose, and you’ll spot a friendly white monster peeking out from the wall. The self-proclaimed “sanctuary” from the hustle and bustle of L.A serves hot or iced matcha lattes, and photo-ready cryptid lattes that could double as abstract paintings.
2. Maru Coffee
The sleek simplicity of Maru Coffee will refresh even the most cloudy, stressful days. Order the iced matcha latte with almond or oat milk for a light, dairy-free treat that feels indulgent but isn’t loaded with sugar. Minimalism at its finest.
Cha cha into one of these hipster tea shops (too cheesy?) to try their infamous ombre matcha drinks. Although their menu may appear to be a far cry from the origins of matcha, their millennial-pink locations source green tea leaves from Uji, Japan, which are then milled into a fine powder. Chill out with a non-alcoholic matcha colada—their seasonal summer drink!
4. Sip Matcha
This Westwood spot with a natural wood and high-end picnic aesthetic is co-run by YouTubers David So and Joe Jitsukawa. The shop strives to make high quality matcha more accessible to everyone by using real milk and loose leaf tea. Trade the classic matcha latte for an energizing “dirty matcha” (infused with an espresso shot) or the hydrating watermelon matcha latte (with real watermelon juice).
Japanese Ceremonial Grade Matcha is hand-whisked into a frothy consistency and poured over ice cold milk at this Little Tokyo canteen. Their impressive menu of desserts includes matcha truffles, pastries, cakes and soft serve. Don’t forget to snap a picture for the ’gram by their neon green “M” sign!