If there’s one food fad that will never run out of style, it’s got to be Matcha. There’s just something about that bright green colour and earthy rich flavour that keeps everyone coming back for more each time. It’s definitely one of our favourite drinks of all time, too!
Here’s a curated list of some must-try matcha drinks in Singapore – meant for hardcore matcha fans and even the newest addition to the matcha-lovers’ family. Whether it’s to warm you up on a chilly, rainy afternoon or to refresh you in Singapore’s heat, this list for matcha drinks has got you covered.
One of the more affordable matcha drinks at S$4.90, 108 Matcha Saro whips up a decent matcha latte. As one of Hokkaido’s most popular matcha cafes, you just know that their matcha will be good quality. Their latte is made from ceremonial-grade matcha powder, giving it a vegetal, floral flavour with a lingering smoky aftertaste.
108 Matcha Saro
5 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City, #B1-K5
Tel: +65 6259 4704
One of the most popular cafes in Singapore right now, % Arabica and their matcha latte hail from Kyoto, Japan.
If you prefer your matcha lattes on the subtle side with a heavier dose of creamy milk, you’ll find % Arabica’s matcha latte to be your cup of tea. The matcha here is more floral, earthy and creamy – a result of the harmonious blend of milk and their high-quality matcha.
% Arabica Singapore
56 Arab Street
Sister cafe to the ever-popular Atlas Coffeehouse is Columbus Coffee. In addition to their delectable cold brew coffees, they also have their Matcha Warrior cold brew matcha latte! It’s a refreshing take on matcha lattes, making it more concentrated and bursting with floral and umami notes from the matcha. Yet, it is still super creamy!
Columbus Coffee Co.
220 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6253 6024
A relatively new cafe taking over the defunct CPlus+, this hipster joint also serves a pretty decent cup of matcha. Their matcha latte is hand-whisked and no sugar is added, so you can really taste the true flavour of the green tea. It had a smooth finish while still maintaining the characteristic bitterness of good-quality matcha.
Gather The Misfits
217 Rangoon Road
Tel: +65 9298 7291
Glyph Supply Co. is a minimalist’s dream, decked in white walls and simple decor, serving up some delicious coffee and pastries. They also make a real mean matcha latte than everyone can enjoy. They hand-whisk ceremonial grade matcha powder in the latte resulting in a smooth matcha flavour with grassy yet floral tasting notes.
Glyph Supply Co
111 Somerset Road, #01-06
Hvala’s Japanese-style minimalist interior is extremely calming and it provides a perfect backdrop to relax. This matcha cafe specializes in using premium-grade matcha powder in all their food and drinks.
Their Matcha latte is freshly whisked and gently poured over milk to create a beautiful gradient. Sipping it down, the bitter taste of the matcha is contrasted by the milk and a little sweetness from sugar syrup.
111 Somerset Road
This Japanese coffee shop is tucked away in Odeon Towers, located in the heart of the town. Their minimalistic design, fragrant coffee aroma and soothing ambiance draw in many creatives and individuals who are able to enjoy some alone time or to catch up on work.
They use matcha powder from Morihan, Kyoto. Their Matcha Latte leans towards the sweeter side, so those who are not a fan of the bitter aftertaste in matcha drinks should enjoy this.
331 North Bridge Road
#02-01, Odeon Towers
Maccha House serves an array of Japanese-style savoury mains (think udon and rice bowls), but we say skip the mains, and dive right for their amazing desserts and drinks! Their matcha latte is a total must-try! It’s super silky and has a nice floral aftertaste. Mix in the whipped cream on top to make it a tad sweeter and creamier.
181 Orchard Road
#B1-40 Orchard Central
Tel: +65 +65 6636 5830
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A relatively new establishment, taking over the Dancing Goat Coffee’s previous storefront, Narrative Coffee Stand has a pretty, rustic vibe. If you’re looking for a matcha drink without cream or milk, you can opt for their Matcha Lemonade. It’s a refreshing cooler on a hot day – zesty yet spiked with that whisked floral matcha.
Narrative Coffee Stand
231 Bain Street
#01-05, Bras Basah Complex
Platform. is a rustic floral cafe near Telok Ayer MRT serving a myriad of unique concoctions that come with or without alcohol – whichever you fancy!
Their Iced Matcha Latte will definitely leave you feeling satisfied. The drink was creamier than your typical matcha latte and had a smooth finish while the matcha had a slight floral aftertaste, leaving a pleasant aroma after drinking it.
#01-01 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 8280 0292
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Brought about by the same people behind popular Japanese bakery, Pullman Bakery, Tachihara Coffee’s drinks and sandwiches are just as well-loved as the bread and bakes there. They also serve a really nice matcha latte. Those who prefer a milkier latte with that kick of matcha umami will love their rendition!
#01-96 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
The true “OG” of all matcha cafes in Singapore, Tsujiri reigns supreme in their matcha concoctions. Their special premium matcha powder is stored in a special tea cabinet that keeps tea fresh for longer – an innovation by the founder himself. Their matcha drinks are by far the smoothest, creamiest and packed with big flavour from the tea. Tsujiri is a must-go if you’re a diehard matcha fan!
Tsujiri has multiple outlets. See the full list here.
THE ASSEMBLY GROUND
If you’re one of the rare few who believe in harmony between coffee and tea, you will love the Dirty Matcha from The Assembly Ground. By mixing espresso and matcha, they create a unique yet perfect blend of the two strong flavours – one is earthy and floral while one is more bitter and acidic. It’s brought together with milk, mellowing out the strong flavours just enough to make it cohesive.
The Assembly Ground
2 Handy Road
#01-21 The Cathay
Tucked in the basement of The Sail—a shopping mall in Marina Bay—The Matcha Project has since made a name among working professionals whose offices are nearby. Feed your tea obsession with matcha, houjicha and genmaicha drinks when you visit The Matcha Project.
The beverage came in just the right temperature for us to sip on immediately without scalding our tongues. While we prefer it au naturel with a slightly bitter aftertaste, you get to choose the amount of sugar to add in should you prefer it to be sweeter.
The Matcha Project
#B1-08C, The Sail
2 Marina Boulevard
Tel: +65 9223 0245