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Monday, October 23, 2017

The 3 Best Matcha Spots in LA


Let's be real, this post has been a long time coming. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a serious love for my matcha lattes. And trust me, not all are created equal. I've had the super lumpy, kinda chalky or overly milky. So often I hear that someone had a bad experience with matcha and I that just broke my matcha loving heart! For those who aren't familiar with matcha, it's a the leaves from green tea and the quality of the tea does make a difference. After doing a lot of testing in the LA area, it's these three spots that I keep coming back for more.

Olive & Thyme
Not only does this have amazing breakfast (get the quiche), but it's a spacious, light filled spot that has a matcha latte I can get behind again and again. For those who don't do dairy, this is for you. They make theirs with soy milk and I've even asked for almond milk (both are equally delicious). It does come sweetened with vanilla, but does not take away the match taste. 

The Assembly
This is the place that confirmed all my matcha testing was worth it! Originally, I started drinking their honey almond lattes, which are amazing coming from a not so big coffee drinker. But the matcha lattes are what got me fueled for work. You'll understand from the minimal decor to the friendly baristas that they put all the effort into the making a great latte (matcha or not). Not going to lie, this can be a pricey matcha latte, but they use high quality barista milk and Panatea matcha. This is so LA, but you can expect to see all the cute dogs here. Oh, and come on a Friday morning. They offer Donut Snob donuts on Fridays. 

Matcha Box
Feeling adventurous? Come grab something from MatchBox. The menu is nothing like I've seen-playful and so refreshing! From drink names like Matcha Bitch and unique pairings with ginger, this place will have you begging for more. Every sip is so velvety and carefully balance. My personal favorite is the Joules, which has matcha, ginger and almond milk. Personally, I prefer all their drinks iced. The small spot isn't one to linger around, though. So I don't recommend trying to meet up someone for catching up. It is relatively close to The Grove, that you could walk to and from. That also might save you a headache from searching for street parking.  

Are you a matcha lover? If you know of any spots to try, let me know. I can never say no to a good matcha spot!    


  1. Matcha is the best! And you are the cutest!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

  2. Such a nice roundup. I love matcha, and this comes in really handy when I visit LA. Thanks dear!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com


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