Matcha-do about nothing: Tea spots in Dubai actually worth the hype!

Matcha-do about nothing: Tea spots in Dubai actually worth the hype!

Wednesday 22 March 2023Wed 16 Feb
Matcha-do about nothing: Tea spots in Dubai actually worth the hype!

So little time, so matcha to do…

Matcha is the latest trend to take over the internet! So if you’ve been seeing splashes of bright, vibrant green on your feed recently (tea, ice cream or baked goods to name a few!) the chances are, it was matcha!

Matcha is thought to be magic for many reasons. It’s high in antioxidants and has been proven to help the health of your heart, liver and brain.

The matcha latte seems to be the most popular way for people to get their matcha fix and is made with a blend of green tea powder and steamed milk.

Of course, as always - you’re spoilt for choice here in the city for tea spots in Dubai serving up this mellow milky drink.

So let us spill the tea on the top 15 places, actually worth the hype, to satisfy your cravings - or curiosity!

The Edit, Al Serkal Avenue - Al Quoz

Sip on some greeny goodness at The Edit's matcha bar, located in the heart of Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz. Browse through their beautiful products while enjoying their selections of matcha drinks crafted by a team of talented women. (Oh yes, it’s a female-lead concept store)

Joe and the Juice, Dubai Design District

From the UK to Dubai, this British sensation has already taken the UAE by storm with a variety of delicious matcha focused options.

We recommend their matcha latte with a dash of vanilla syrup and your choice of milk for some green goodness! You can even get it iced if you’re feeling the heat.

Megumi Matcha pop-up store in Jumeirah

Join Megumi every month at Vanilla Sukkar, a charming mother-and-daughter-owned establishment in Jumeirah, for an enlightening matcha workshop.

In just two hours, you’ll discover the history of the Japanese tea ceremony, the art of growing matcha, and learn to brew the perfect cup. You’ll also be able to sample their matcha-infused sweet treats!

Saddle, Al Wasl

If caffeine isn’t your vibe then this definitely will be!

This cute drive-thru venue offers delicious vegan matcha soft serve ice cream.

Whipped up using a fusion of traditional Japanese flavours and matcha powder, their creamy but refreshing desserts are also totally diary-free delight!

This limited edition item is only available only until the end of April, so head down quick.

Single Fin Cafe, Umm Suqeim

Single Fin in Dubai is renowned for serving one of the best matcha’s in the city!

Putting their own stamp on the traditional drink, theirs is infused with coconut milk, agave, and cinnamon - nailed it if you ask us!

If you’re looking to switch things up, check them out.

Tania’s Teahouse, Umm Suqeim

If you're searching for the ultimate coffee or tea spot in Dubai, look no further than this teahouse. Offering a selection of three different matcha’s, there's bound to be one to suit your mood.

Stick to the classic, or mix things up with a choice of mint or chai!

Secret Garden by L’ETO, Citywalk

If you’re just here for Insta content - don’t worry you’re not the only one, and we’ve found the perfect place for you.

This botanical wonderland is filled with incredible flower arrangements and has story opportunities around every corner.

Whether you prefer your matcha latte hot or cold, you can take a sip while enjoying a bite to eat from their delicious salad and pastry bar.

Myocum, Al Wasl

Escape to the down under in this cosy corner of Dubai and experience a taste of Australia in Al Wasl.

Enjoy a selection of stunning art pieces, while you take a sip on their specialty matcha, created with your choice of milk, premium matcha powder, and a whole lot of love!

The Kakao Guy, Deira

Tummy rumbling? Here’s the place! Satisfy your craving for the greeny goodness with treats such as creamy burnt cheesecake, delicate nama, or nutty barks.

The perfect snack at any time of the day!

The Hamptons Cafe, Jumeirah Beach Road

Everyone’s heard of this place, and there’s no surprise why! The Hamptons Cafe franchise has become a family-name in Dubai over the years, offering delicious food options that take you from morning to night.

If it’s a staple in your weekly calendar, you’ll also be pleased to know they’ve jumped on the matcha hype! Choose between a matcha green latte or a matcha frappe, paired perfectly with their gooey homemade brownies!

Brew Cafe, Umm Suqeim 2

Experience a total peace in the heart of Umm Suqeim 2 with this coffee house known for its high standards. Their menu features a delicious matcha latte, which you can sip on their terrace, basking in the laid-back atmosphere of Jumeirah Beach Road.

Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road

Can’t decide between a brew or a sweet treat? Why not have both! This concept store on Jumeirah Beach Road, tucked away behind the palm trees, brings all things beachy vibes.

What’s better? It won’t break the bank! A must-visit spot for anyone looking to chill out somewhere easy on the pocket.

Blu Matcha, The Galleria Mall

This newly opened contemporary Japanese store is located in the Gigi concept store. Shop and sip as you indulge in their signature touch matcha, with soft-serve ice cream, and a variety of matcha drinks.

Take a seat inside on a funky bar stool or head out onto the trendy outdoor terrace.

The Grey, Al Wasl

This café stands out for its creative and minimalist interior and the vibe isn’t the only thing that’s unique!

Amongst their one-of-a-kind menu is an iced coconut-infused matcha latte, complete with boba - we literally cannot recommend enough!

% Arabica, Mall of the Emirates

Looking for the ultimate spot to kick back and relax at after work? % Arabica prides itself on producing the perfect yet simple cup of coffee and fine food selection.

A unique specialty coffee concept originating from Japan that roasts coffee from their very own farm!

Pretty cool right?

If you’re feeling all matcha’ed out, don’t worry we’ve got a list of cafes to explore this March so you can make the most of the cool Spring weather!

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