7 Spots For Matcha Lovers in London

By Alizeh Khatau

2 weeks ago

Where to get your matcha latte fix in the capital


Matcha is having a moment, with an ever-growing collection of devotees kicking off their day with a cup of the green goodness. The cult tea powder is renowned not just for its bright green appearance, but also for offering a long list of health benefits, making it a great coffee alternative (while still offering that desired caffeine boost). But not all matcha lattes are made equal: here’s where to find London’s best.

London’s Best Matcha Cafes

 

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Tsujiri

Tsujiri is the ideal place to get authentic Japanese matcha on-the-go. With two branches in Camden and Chinatown, the cafe serves its very own brand of matcha powder – get ready to be transported to Japan with every sip. Alongside the classic matcha latte, Tsujiri also offers an array of Japanese sweets and desserts ranging from latte floats to bubble tea and mochi. A great place to get lost in the matcha. 

Where? Unit 163, Water Lane, Hawley Wharf, London, England NW1 8JZ  (Camden) and 33 Newport Ct, London WC2H 7PQ (China Town) 

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WA Café

This gem of a cafe is a quaint, independent patisserie that combines French techniques with unique Japanese flavours. ‘Wa’ is a Japanese cultural concept that translates as harmony, and this spot aims to reflect this in its welcoming ambience. A minimalistic and tranquil space, it offers Londoners a variety of creative treats – many of which are vegetarian and halal-friendly. It’s an aesthetic setting perfect for afternoon tea get-togethers.

Where? 32 Haven Green, London W5 2NX (Ealing) and 5 New Row, London WC2N 4LH (Covent Garden) 

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Katsute 100

Amid the bustling streets of Islington and Brick Lane you’ll find the undisturbed Katsute 100. Across two locations, these Japanese tea rooms pay homage to the history of their respective areas through their interiors – hence the name Katsute, which represents nostalgia and history. Matcha is infused into everything from lattes to cakes, alongside a wide selection of tea and sake.

Where? 100 Islington High Street, London, N1 8EG​ (Angel) and 147 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB (Brick Lane) 

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Blank Street

With over 20 locations scattered around London, this spot is a must on any matcha lover’s list. Born in Brooklyn, New York, the cafe is renowned for its wide selection of matcha drinks: alongside classic teas, the menu includes signature drinks like blueberry matcha lattes, alongside summer specials including the mango passionfruit matcha to watermelon matcha spritz.

Where? 67 King’s Rd, London SW3 4NT

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Jenki

Serving ceremonial grade matcha from Uji, Japan, Jenki is a sleek, modern spot founded in 2020. Everything available here is focused on the green tea in question, from shakes to lattes to coffees. The café is designed to be a vibrant space, inspired by the Japanese term ‘genki’, which symbolises energy and liveliness. 

Where? 43 Brushfield Street, E1 6AA, United Kingdom

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Noxy Brothers

The brainchild of two best friends of 20 years, the Noxy Brothers cafe brand was driven by a passion for coffee, but it serves up some killer matcha too. There are branches dotted around the city, including Burlington Arcade and Paddington, with a menu that includes matcha lattes (both hot and cold) and tea, alongside a whole host of coffees and snacks.

Where? Multiple locations

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Tab x Tab

West London’s beloved café Tab x Tab is located on Westbourne Grove, specialising in coffee and brunch, but that’s not all it has to offer. It also serves matcha drinks, with hot and iced options available, made using tea from Lalani & Co. With aesthetic interiors and a relaxed vibe, it’s a great spot to work in. Be sure to try the famous nitro matcha drink.

Where? Westbourne House, 14-16 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RH

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