Fancy a matcha for breakfast? I do!
Cha Cha Matcha is a little hip café place in Little Italy, New York City, with the cutest decoration in pink & green. A fun thing about the decoration is that there is a neon sign at the back with a “Matcha Gracias” that makes an Instagram-perfect background, and a similar “Thank you very matcha” can be read in the paper cups. We went during a weekday and we were the only ones sitting at the tables (as you can see on the pics), customers mostly used the take away service, but I have a feeling that weekends must be busier.
I discovered matcha latte during our honeymoon in Japan, isn’t that neat? In fact we became totally obsessed by Starbucks’ matcha latte while in Tokyo, and that helped me to discover it a little more in depth once we came home.
This year the Starbucks in Barcelona started to sell what they call “Green tea latte with matcha”, why isn’t it referred directly as matcha latte is something I don’t understand. What I know is that compared with the one from Japan it is like they are two completely different beverages, any similarity is pure coincidence, ha!. Instead, in Barcelona we usually have matcha latte either at Usagi Café – I have mentioned this beloved place several times – or at home. Dani makes a good matcha latte barista during weekends for breakfast.
The matcha latte from Cha Cha matcha comes from Uji and was very tasty. I hope I will try next time their soft ice-creams too! the strawberry & matcha combo (like their decoration!) looks so good.
The staff was very friendly with everyone, I’m not sure if they were regular customers but the waitress talked with them about her plans for mother’s day and her birthday (that coincidentally was the same day), which was very entertaining to listen as well.
At Usagi I’ve also discovered other drinks with matcha that I love, like matcha frappé, matcha float or the simple ice matcha latte. Do you like matcha latte? Although it has become lately more popular for healthy benefits, I love it no matter how much true is behind that. Let’s dream with a Cha Cha Matcha in Barcelona!