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Where To Find The Best Matcha Lattes And More In Sydney

By Hugo Mathers

No longer an obscure sip for the coffee-averse, matcha lattes, tea and treats are popping up on menus across Sydney/Eora, and the Urban List team definitely count themselves as fans of the vibrant, pleasingly bitter brew (especially as an iced matcha latte on a hot day). 

Luckily for Sydneysiders, there are tonnes of spots that serve up sublime matcha creations. These are the best matcha lattes, matcha desserts, and more in Sydney.

Matcha-Ya

10 Steam Mill Lane, Haymarket

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Shipping its powder over from the Shizuoka mountains in Japan, Matcha-Ya not only pours matcha soda and nine different matcha lattes, they’ve also got a dessert menu dripping with the stuff (and a few cheeky cocktails, too).

Their matcha-laced treats are whipped up from a dedicated in-house prep station, turning out matcha roll cake, intricate matcha parfaits, sundaes stacked with creamy matcha-infused soft serve and—go on then—their signature matcha tiramisu.

TenTo

3/8 Hill Street, Surry Hills

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Tucked away in a Surry Hills side street, TenTo is a no-frills courtyard cafe, featuring a menu brimming with classic Japanese dishes. Beyond the snapper ramen and chicken karaage sando, there are a bunch of options bright green with matcha.

TenTo’s matcha lattes—hot or iced—are brought out in a handmade clay mug, courtesy of chef Riot Kumasaka’s clay-making side hustle, and they're often named as the best matcha lattes in Sydney.

Moon & Back

2 Crewe Place, Rosebery

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Part cafe, part curated lifestyle store, Moon & Back serves up great coffee and beautiful homewares in a single space. It’s the owners’ second store, having initially set up in Kyoto in 2020.

Brews include matcha and hojicha (roasted green tea) lattes, and their rotating menu of desserts like matcha and yuzu pound cake, canelé in matcha and sake flavours, and a matcha and red bean chiffon sando.

Piña

4/29 Orwell St, Potts Point

Located in a busy Potts Point laneway, Piña serves a satisfying brunch menu and some of Sydney's best matcha lattes—but also a mind-blowing matcha float, accompanied with scoops of espresso ice cream and crunchy caramel.

Turn up early or prepare to mill around while you're in the queue—this decadent, vibrant green treat is absolutely worth the wait.

Cafe Cre Asion

310 Harris Street, Pyrmont and 18 Eden Street, North Sydney

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The hand-crafted matcha desserts at Cafe Cre Asion are hard to beat. The cosy but minimal Japanese teahouses are well-known for high-end matcha treats, with a matcha Swiss roll, matcha fondant, matcha macadamia cookie, and matcha chiffon cake high on the to-try list.

They also sell premium matcha and hojicha powder by the tin, in case you want to try your hand at crafting a brew at home.

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Oh Matcha

501 George Street, Sydney CBD

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Open every day of the week inside the Regent Place shopping centre, Oh Matcha is home to one of the biggest selections of matcha treats in the city (and even a dedicated dairy-free menu for the lactose-challenged and vegan pals).

Expect a blast of green as you walk in the doorway, with matcha lattes, frappes, sundaes, Yakult floats and fruit-topped parfaits to choose from. If you ask us, it's gotta be the chewy mochi-covered matcha soft serve.

Parami

21 Alberta Street, Sydney CBD

Parami is a tiny inner-city cafe that majors on the Japanese onigiri. But away from the triangles of tastiness, Parami serves matcha, hojicha and genmaicha (roasted brown rice green tea) lattes and cold brews—as well as matcha cookies and silky matcha and cream cheese purin (custard pudding) that enthusiasts need to try.

Edition Roasters

60 Darling Drive, Haymarket | Shop 10.10, 644 George Street, Sydney CBD | 420 George Street, Sydney CBD | Shop 38, 301 George Street, Sydney CBD

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One of Sydney’s best specialty roasters, Edition means business when it comes to their coffee. For your matcha fix, though, Edition serves up a premium Uji matcha latte, prepared using the youngest tea leaves from Japan's renowned Uji region—which grows the finest green tea in the world.

For a sweet treat fix, the Darling Square location also tops lofty Japanese souffle pancakes with a liberal drizzle of matcha sauce, white chocolate mousse and raspberry crumbs—and they even do it until 10pm, Thursday–Saturday.

Tokyo Lamington

277 Australia Street, Newtown

Tokyo Lamington is an Inner West cult classic, famous for its novelty Japanese spins on the traditional Aussie lamington. You might get lucky and time your visit when a matcha-flavoured lamington is in stock, but their regularly revolving door of flavours means it’s no certainty. What is certain, though, is that their matcha and lavender latte rocks.

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