As Australians, we have always been way ahead of the game with delicious and healthy food. And Melbourne has always been one of the hubs for this – being full of so many Instagrammable cafes, its often difficult to know which one to choose.
It’s no surprise that matcha has found its way into so many menus in Melbourne. As a superfood with so many incredible health benefits (including boosting the metabolism, increasing energy levels, and fighting diseases), matcha green tea powder is now added to many dishes – not just to spice up the colour, but to add antioxidants and improve health. From a simple matcha tea to speciality matcha desserts, you can get your matcha fix in many tasty ways all over the city.
Check out our list of our 8 favourite matcha cafes in Melbourne for inspiration for your next brunch!
Having a recent venue change and revamp, Mr Mister is a hipsters dream of industrial chic and Instagrammable food. The menu boasts every kind of egg you could wish for and a delicious array of smoothies and juices. The matcha latte is blended to perfection, perfect way to start a healthy day. However, if you want your brunch with a kick they also have a decent selection of wines, beers and cocktails.
Address: 159 Chapel Street
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:30pm, Weekends 7:30am-3:30pm
Phone number: 03 9529 3902
With a twist on favourites such as avocado hummus toast and eggs benedict with belly pork this cool cafe serves up a hefty dose of chill vibes alongside its menu.
The turmeric latte is a soothing treat for those who don’t want to fire up the caffeine and sits alongside an extensive drinks menu with something for everyone.
Address: 169 Chapel Street
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 7am – 4pm; Sunday: 8am – 4pm; Public holidays: 8am – 4pm
Phone number: 03 9521 4884
3. Operator 25
Some of the most beautiful food in Melbourne, this top rated brunch spot serves up matcha recipes including matcha waffles with artisan ice cream and fresh fruit, and homemade matcha granola with chia and coconut yogurt.
With beautiful presentation and well thought out blends of flavours, you feel you are eating something utterly indulgent yet most dishes are healthy and packed with goodness. Luxury food in a simple setting!
Address: 25 Wills Street
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 4pm, Weekends: 9am – 4pm
Phone number: 03 9670 3270
Positively sinful burgers are balanced out with delicious healthy frozen yoghurts at this bright, fun cafe.
With 4 locations across Melbourne you are sure to be close enough to grab a burger, topped fries or fro-yo. Try the tropical mango matcha frozen yogurt for a taste of vacation!
Address: Ground Floor 65-67, Kingsway Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-Midnight
Phone number: 03 9560 2288
SMAK Food House has a real heart as well as a menu packed with nutritious and indulgent options.
They donate 1% of their profits to MND research, so you can drink their delicious tea while contributing to charity too. Their Jasmine Pearl tea with floral notes and a matcha tea base is one of our favourites.
Address: 6c Daly Street
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm, Weekends: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Phone number: 03 8560 2146
6. KUU Cafe
This Japanese cafe has an extensive selection of matcha options on the menu. Our favourite is their Matcha Breakfast, coated in their special matcha sauce – served with seasonal fruits, a perfect start to the day!
Address: 190 Park Street
Opening hours: Mon: 9am – 4pm, Tue – Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat & Sun: 9am – 4pm
Phone number: 03 9686 0819
For a truly authentic Japanese cafe, be sure to hit up Purple Peanuts on Collins Street.
The food is an assault on the senses with every colour of the rainbow and flavours to tempt! Their Matcha panna-cotta is a dreamy, creamy and delicious perfect healthy treat. They also have incredible lunch packs to take away and devour at your desk!
Address: G20/620 Collins Street
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00am – 9:00pm, Sun: closed
Phone number: 03 9620 9548
8. White Mojo
Last but certainly not least, we have the incredible White Mojo.
Creating a variety of speciality coffees such as a black latte and delicious matcha latte, there really is something very the most discerning of tastes.
Each dish has a drink perfectly selected to compliment the dish. They have also created a selection of desserts featuring matcha. Our particular favourite is the creatively named ‘Forest Floor’; a fruity, chocolatey dream with their very own ‘chocolate soil’ and ‘matcha sponge’. The forest has never tasted so good!
Address: 115 Hardware Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm, Sat-Sun: 8:00am-5:00pm
Phone number: (03) 9078 8119
Well there you have it! 8 of the best cafes to get your matcha fix in Melbourne!
Try them out for health boosting brunch, lunch, breakfast, dinner or a replacement to your daily coffee run! With something to suit every taste, you can indulge while boosting your health by taking in all those wonderful antioxidants in the matcha.
It’s important to ensure that the cafe is using high quality matcha, as this contains the maximum health benefits. You can tell this from the low-bitter taste and vibrant green colour. And if you’d like to recreate any of these dishes at home, then check our matcha green tea powder. It’s premium grade, fresh and vibrant green, and sourced from sustainable farms in Japan. This ensures you are getting the maximum nutritional and antioxidant profile.
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