If you haven’t seen matcha lattes, matcha ice cream and matcha just-about-everything all over Perth lately then you must be living under a rock. Matcha is a super special finely ground green tea powder with about a gazillion times the antioxidants of regular green tea. Antioxidants basically equal eternal youth so it’s no wonder everyone is getting on board the matcha train.
But heed this warning, matcha is not for the faint hearted. If you don’t like green tea you probably aren’t going to love a strong matcha latte straight up. But that’s ok because you can start with matcha pastries and work your way up.
So where to find Perth’s best matcha everything? Read on my fresh faced friends, read on.
Little Matcha Girl | Everything
Well clearly you can get Perth’s best matcha everything at South Perth cafe Little Matcha Girl. If you can see past the matcha profiteroles, chiffon sponge rolls and eclairs, then head straight for the matcha granola on the breakfast menu.
Chu Bakery | Matcha Yuzo Chu Puff
Highgate bakery Chu is famous for these Matcha Yuzo Chu Puffs. Think delicious light choux pastry filled with Matcha Chantilly and Yuzu Jelly #drool. Make sure you time your visit just right or you’ll be left sorely disappointed, this little gem of a place gets packed pretty early.
Superstar Waffles | Matcha Latte
Matcha lattes can cause fear in the heart of even the biggest matcha devotees. Done right they are delish, done wrong and they are… not great. Luckily Superstar Waffles does matcha lattes right. If you’re a matcha newbie, this is the perfect place to start.
Whisk Creamery | Matcha Gelato
Whisk’s matcha gelato is legendary. Partly because you can get it inside amazing things like doughnut cones and cronuts, but also because it’s freaking delicious in its own right. Like any good gelato, this stuff tastes like the real deal, fairly strong and super creamy, just the way we like it. Some of Perth’s best matcha goodness for sure!
DuoTone | Matcha Croissant And Matcha Latte
The toast masters are also Matcha Latte masters, who would’ve thunk it?! Even better than the matcha latte is the matcha croissant. Yup, you heard right. Flakey pastry filled with sweet matcha goodness. They also do a matcha truffle which isn’t half bad #matchaeverything.
Flora & Fauna | Vegan Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes
Cupcakes and matcha icing are a matcha made in heaven. The perfect balance between naughty and nice, these vegan cupcakes from Flora & Fauna will have you satisfied all day long.
The Shipping Lane | Matcha Rice Pudding
The matcha rice pudding at The Shipping Lane isn’t overly matcha-y so if you’re not too sure about matcha yet and want to err on the side of caution this is the perfect place to start.
Harvest Espresso | Matcha Affogato
Anything coffee can do matcha can do better… or at least just as well. And Harvest’s matcha affogato is the proof in the pudding. This is the stuff matcha dreams are made of and undoubtedly some of Perth’s best matcha!
James Parker Sushi x Sake | Matcha Parfait
James Parker Sushi is awesome for all sorts of reasons, but one of the main ones is the matcha parfait. I’ll admit I don’t usually give the dessert menu a second look at most Japanese restaurants but this is one you’ll want to try.
Little Bird Cafe | Matcha Mantra
The matcha mantra at Little Bird Cafe is full of organic almond milk, coconut oil, dates and matcha (duh). It’s icy and delicious and you’ll look 10 years younger after your first sip, we promise.
Pachi Pachi | Matcha Frappe And Matcha Latte
Pachi Pachi does an epic matcha latte (and a dang fine taro latte but that’s a story for another day) but it’s the matcha frappe that really got my attention. Matcha frappes are the bomb diggity—icy cold goodness full of antioxidants which will make your skin glow for days #winning.
Eillo | Matcha Latte
If you haven’t found Eillo in Northbridge yet, you’re missing out. With the cutest homewares around, their epic matcha lattes are just the cherry on top of an awesome cake.
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DuoTone | Image credit: Nancy Hanna