I’m not really into matcha (I know, sue me). But I know that a lot of people are, and would go absolutely berserk for a matcha drink served at a cafe. If a cafe doesn’t have matcha, you’d immediately see the crestfallen look on their faces. Well, if you’re ever in that situation, just head on over to matcha-exclusive cafes and drench yourself in the earthy and herbal taste of matcha. Here are our top picks of matcha-only cafes in the Klang Valley.
Hejaü, among the newest matcha-only cafes, delivers a fresh twist on matcha – from lattes to desserts – and will have you immersed in its ultra-hipster ambience. Expect more than plain milk with delicate matcha overtones from Hejaü, which infuses their matcha beverages with flavours like coconut, asam boi, kendondong, and more to take you from Japan to home.
Address: The Gasket Alley, Lot 15, 13, Jalan 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Match-It Matcha, which recently opened its doors in Wangsa Maju, delivers the greatest combination of matcha beverages made with mangos, chocolate, strawberries, and other ingredients. Your matcha needs will be promptly sated when you sip their wonderful beverages.
Plus, with their visually-stunning interior and the double-M powder symbol sitting elegantly on top of the drinks, you’ll have something to post on your feed. If you don’t want to drink milk, don’t worry; Match-It Matcha provides Iced Matcha Lemonade, which will satisfy your thirst on a hot day.
Address: No 47, Jalan Wangsa 34/26, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur
Niko Neko Matcha
Despite its name, Niko Neko Matcha does not have any cats – but it does dish up some of the best matcha lattes and cocktails around. This is why many matcha fans would jump at the chance to visit this café. Because of its white and grey minimalistic approach to décor, the atmosphere of Niko Neko Matcha will put you in a perfect Zen state. The light white decor contrasts nicely with the stark green matcha beverages and their renowned matcha burnt cheesecake.
Address Bangsar: 82A, Lrg Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Address Chinatown: 181, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Oh Cha Matcha
Green veggie smoothies are disgusting, yet, as much as we all despise admitting it, they are really nutritious. Which is why when there’s healthy matcha available – courtesy of Oh Cha Matcha – it’s a matcha made in heaven. Oh Cha Matcha touts itself as being the only sugar and dairy-free matcha cafe in the Klang Valley, serving you the most decadently-delicious cups of matcha. No need to feel guilty for drinking lattes anymore, as Oh Cha Matcha will have you feeling guilt-free as you take a sip of their healthy matcha drinks.
Address: 130, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
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