Creamy, frothy, earthy and delicious, matcha lattes are made from matcha (green tea) powder mixed together with milk and sugar. Matcha lattes can be enjoyed any time of day and given the caffeine in green tea, matcha lattes make for a great energy boost. Choosing Matcha lattes over coffee can actually be beneficial for health as matcha is considered a superfood, filled with plenty of antioxidants and even speeds up metabolism. Although it is a common beverage that can be found all over Tokyo, some are better than others. Here are a few places to find the best matcha lattes in Tokyo.
Named for the well-known French fashion label Maison Kitsuné, Cafe Kitsune embodies the same style and charm. Found in Omotesando, Cafe Kitsuné serves up Sakura lemonade, imaginative gelato, espresso and some of the best matcha lattes in Tokyo. The well-designed cafe is simplistic and reminiscent of the Edo era utilizing wood elements in the decor and traditional sliding doors. The perfect place to enjoy a tasty matcha latte served with a kitsune shaped cookie (fox) among the bamboo trees surrounding the cafe entrance.
3-17-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nana’s Green Tea
With several locations throughout Tokyo, Nana’s Green Tea is best known for their green tea ice cream. Their matcha ice cream is soft serve (known as soft cream). Beyond the decadent matcha desserts, Nana’s Green Tea also serves one of the best matcha lattes in Tokyo, as well as notable iced matcha. Slightly bitter and just the right amount of sweetness, Nana’s Green Tea has perfected their recipe. For those looking for the ultimate matcha dessert, try as green tea parfait served with mochi, adzuki beans, jelly, and matcha syrup.
Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi 4F, 1-1-2 Oshiage Sumida 131-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
2-4-1 Marunochi Marunochibirudeingu | B1 Maru Bldg., Chiyoda 100-6390, Tokyo Prefecture
Streamer Coffee Company
Streamer coffee company has multiple locations around Tokyo, with one notable location in Harajuku where the cafe is inside a shipping container. Streamer is known for their coffee but they also make some of the best matcha lattes in Tokyo. Streamer offers their own unique twist, a drink called a “military latte” which is a mix of coffee, green tea, chocolate, and milk. Additionally, Streamer serves non-dairy alternatives like soy milk and almond milk which taste great both in the coffee and in the matcha lattes. Streamer Coffee also serves cold brew using their nitro system. Each location offers its own ambiance but they all have the same laid back vibe with attention to detail serving great drinks.
Shibuya 1-20-28, Shibuya,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Harajuku 3-28-10, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Gohongi 2-36, Chuo-cho, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Deus Ex Machina
A trendy coffee and sandwich shop in Harajuku, Deus Ex Machina is popular among tourists and locals alike. Known for their creative sandwiches and coffee, Deus Ex Machina also serves one of the best matcha lattes in Tokyo. Another green thing on their menu that matched the brightly hued beverage is their avocado toast, not to be missed. Deus Ex Machina has a very casual vibe and is a great place to sit and relax during the day or visit a little later on for happy hour. Regardless of the time of day, Deus Ex Machina is worth a visit while in the neighborhood.
3-29-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan
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