Matcha, to most people, is just green tea. Over the past couple of month’s it has been one of those ingredients which has just exploded over the London food and drink scene – who doesn’t love a matcha latte? Their sweet, creamy and healthy, and they’re the perfect alternative to my morning coffee. In my bid to move away from the Pumpkin Spiced Lattes from Starbucks I’ve found some of the best matcha lattes in London.
I’ve been known to take a detour on my way to work and get off the tube a stop early to get my matcha fix from here. It’s a tiny space with a few seats but it’s the perfect spot to grab a coffee to go from.
I love the concept of this cafe – it’s basically a cycling shop with amazing coffee and a great selection of beers. I love coming here in my lunch hour, loosing myself in a good book and sipping on a creamy matcha latte.
If you’ve never had matcha before, Notes should be the first place to try it. Their lattes are fairly sweet – which is why it’s the perfect place for your first taste.
If you can’t already tell, I seriously love Grind. They’ve only just started doing matcha lattes and they’re nailing it. I can’t wait for them to open up their Clerkenwell branch as it’s literally just up the road from where I work.
Now no London matcha post can be written without mentioning Tombo. They have both a Japanese Cafe and Deli in Chelsea, and a Poké Bar in SoHo. It’s not only matcha lattes you can get here – try their matcha soft serve, matcha brownies and matcha cheesecake!