Matcha is a powder made from crushed up green tea leaves added to milk or water to make a caffeinated, earthy cup of happiness. Besides being a great alternative to coffee, matcha contains antioxidants and great health benefits! Last year, I wrote an article on Austin’s best and worst matcha drinks. Now, I have compiled some of the most elite matcha sites in Austin.
Try Hard Coffee Roasters
1115 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
My former favorite matcha spot, Bandit, was taken over by GoPuff Kitchen, and while they still deliver matcha, the vibes are not the same. Try Hard quickly took its place in my heart. The interior is bright and lively with disco balls, plants, a DJ playing vinyl records and CBD rollies for sale. Their simple matcha latte is the perfect balance of earthiness and sweetness. The best part? They don’t upcharge for milk substitutions or syrup additions!
4917 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
This Japanese-inspired cafe has a packed drink menu, and you can’t go wrong with anything! As matcha hails from Japan, this would be the place to get it. Their rose matcha is their seasonal special and makes a great treat, iced or hot. They have a variety of dishes, including brunch toasts using Japanese milk bread, donuts, chicken or tofu plates and more! There is plenty of seating with lots of natural light, making it a great study spot as well.
1910 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
This cute trailer serves up refreshing matcha with a variety of house made syrups, including my favorite, cardamom rose. They also sell the tastiest pastries, including a cardamom bun and Persian love cake. This is a great grab-and-go option if you find yourself on the east side!
Genuine Joe’s Coffeehouse
2001 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
This neighborhood coffeehouse is also a great study spot with many tables and a fun environment featuring many dinosaur-themed decorations. In addition, you can customize your matcha with their long list of syrups, including the one I enjoyed most, strawberry rose!
Austin has great options all over for this green treat. Next time you need a boost of energy, switch out coffee and try one of these places!
Featured Image By Valerie Aldana