Where to Get the Best Matcha in California
Written By: Emma Wong of Yelp
Photography Provided By: Yelp Best Matcha in California
Psst… we’ve found your perfect match(a)! This month marks Yelp’s 15th birthday, and to celebrate 15 years of supporting and discovering great local businesses, we decided to make your hunt for the best matcha spots in California a breeze! The matcha craze isn’t totally new, but it’s also showing no signs of stopping. From refreshing boba drinks and the smoothest soft serves to delectable pastries (have you heard of matcha tofu donuts?) and acai bowls, innovative local businesses have found an impressive number of new ways to incorporate what is probably your current favorite tea and flavor obsession (we can only assume, since you’ve found your way to this list).
So here it is—the top 15 matcha spots in California for your slurping, sipping and chewing pleasure!
Oh, and we’ve made it super easy for you to keep track of these spots. Save this collection on your Yelp account, and check off each spot as you make your foodie way through the sunny state!
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the best matcha spots in California according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “matcha,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “matcha.” If a chain appeared on the list more than once, we only included the highest rated location. We included only one or two business(es) per county for geographic diversity.
1 | Tea Master Matcha Cafe & Green Tea Shop (Los Angeles, CA)
Matcha soft serve by Shelley Z
2 | Blue Bowl (Orange, CA) Best Matcha in California
Acai bowl by Mary D.
3 | 3 Blossoms Cafe (Westminster, CA) Best Matcha in California
Shaken matcha blueberry and matcha raspberry by Maria M.
4 | Anton SV Pâtisserie (Milpitas, CA) Best Matcha in California
Matcha mille crepes cake by Anton SV Patisserie
5 | Garden Creamery (San Francisco, CA)
Matcha gold ice cream by Samantha F.
6 | Ring – Baked Tofu Donuts (Los Angeles, CA) Best Matcha in California
Baked matcha green tea tofu donut by Ring – Baked Tofu Donuts
7 | The Liquid Leaf (Murrieta, CA)
Iced blueberry matcha by Janelle O.
8 | Boba Bliss (Dublin, CA)
Strawberry matcha latte by Angela W.
9 | Bobboi Natural Gelato (La Jolla, CA) Best Matcha in California
Matchatella by Brandon F.
10 | Healthy Life Shakes (Vacaville, CA) Best Matcha in California
Organic matcha tea by Kristi T.
11 | The Forum Coffee House (San Diego, CA)
Matcha latte by Patrick T.
12 | L’moon Creamery (Upland, CA)
Strawberry midori matcha by L’moon Creamery
13 | Matcha Cafe Maiko (San Francisco, CA)
Maiko Special with hojicha/matcha soft serve mix topped with 24k gold by Allen L.
14 | Sue’s Cafe Gallery (Saratoga, CA)
Matcha cream puff by Emily Y.
15 | Omomo Tea Shoppe (Chino Hills, CA)
OMOMO matcha by OMOMO Tea Shoppe