The ‘matcha movement‘ is more than just a passing trend, it’s a way of life. The adoration for matcha and green tea beverages has been around for quite some time and is particularly favoured by the younger generation, as opposed to the older generation, which prefer coffee.
Matcha and green tea are derived from the same plants, but the difference lies in the way matcha is cultivated and processed into a powder form, resulting in a more vibrant colour. Green tea, on the other hand, is lighter in colour. However, both are undeniably beneficial, delicious, and highly addictive. Not only are these drinks loaded with nutritional goodness, but they also offer an infinite herbaceous flavour to every sip.
Getting your hands on matcha drinks is a breeze nowadays, but when it comes to matcha desserts, the search can be a bit more challenging. Below, FirstClasse compiled the top spots in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya for all you matcha lovers to indulge in over the weekend!
1. Matcha Hero
The first on the list needs no introduction. Matcha Hero Kyoto is adored by both matcha enthusiasts and novices alike. Conveniently located on the sixth floor of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, this charming Japanese store offers an extensive range of matcha-infused delights, including drinks, ice cream, cookies, and even their own branded merchandise such as matcha powder and whisk.
They have also recently announced a collaboration with Subang Jaya’s renowned cafe, The Baking Xperiment, to create an array of delectable pastries and desserts. Don’t miss out on the chance to sample Matcha Hero Kyoto’s offerings by visiting both locations.
Matcha Hero: Lot P6 . 16 . 00, 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
The Baking Xperiment: 5, Jalan SS 17/1A, Ss 17, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.
2. Maccha Iki
Nestled in the serene Pandan Indah neighbourhood, Maccha Iki boasts an extensive menu of all things matcha. From refreshing drinks to delectable ice cream, mochi, crepe cake, and even swiss roll, this cafe has it all. The ambiance is simply delightful, with wooden trays and tatami-style seating that exude a warm and inviting atmosphere. You’ll feel transported to Japan in no time!
Address: No.47 G, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6b, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
3. bröom Artisan Bakery & Kitchen
If you’re a fan of savoury flavours, look no further than bröom Artisan Bakery & Kitchen delectable offerings, baked fresh every day. While the cafe is renowned for its artisanal breads, they also offer a tantalising selection of matcha and hojicha baked-goods, providing the perfect balance of flavours. If you’re planning to visit, we highly recommend indulging in their matcha croissant – it’s an absolute must-try that’s worth every penny.
Address: 27, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
4. Ijo Matcha
Attention all seasoned matcha lovers! If you’re looking for an even greater matcha adventure, look no further than Ijo Matcha! Their menu boasts delicious matcha drinks and desserts with a unique Malaysian twist. Choose between Matcha Milo Tabur, Matcha Horlicks, Matcha Mini Bites, and Matcha Madeleines (Bahulu) – all of which have won the hearts of many. We suggest you come fast as their desserts often sell out fast by the lunch hours.
Shah Alam: (Rumah 16, Shah Alam) 3a, Jalan Bunga Melur 2/18, Section 2, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Pasar Seni: KW-06 Kasturi Walk, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Discover Kakiyuki at Taman Paramount or Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, where you’ll be immersed in a world of matcha desserts. From mooncakes to roll cakes, bento to daifuku, wagashi and beyond, we’ve got it all! And the best part? They offer reasonable prices for each and every dessert. Trust us, once you’ve tasted Kakiyuki’s delicious treats, you’ll be left wanting more.
Taman Paramount: 25, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Pavilion: P4.17.00, Level 4, 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
6. Oh Cha Matcha
Concluding our list with none other than OG, Oh Cha Matcha – a cafe that exudes uniqueness and is adored by many. It proudly holds the title of being the first and only matcha café in Malaysia that serves sugar-free, dairy-free, and guilt-free matcha. While their drinks are the star of the show, their desserts are equally impressive. You simply cannot miss out on their matcha burnt cheesecake and soft serve.
Address: 30, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.