7 Must-Try Matcha Desserts in Tokyo!
Best green tea “Matcha” dessert cafes in Tokyo
Do you love Matcha? and sweets?? If yes, Tokyo surely be the best city on the planet for you! In Tokyo, a lot of cafes serves delicious Matcha sweets with their creative minds and more and more new desserts are coming up lately. If you wanna try trendy, delicious Matcha desserts in Tokyo, check my list of 7 Matcha desserts served as signatures at each cafe in Tokyo 🙂
1. Parfait @Saryo Tsujiri
Established in 1978, Saryo Tsujiri (茶寮都路里) is an authentic tea house from Kyoto. A variety of dish and desserts are served in Saryo Tsujiri, but their best seller is the Matcha Parfait. There are over 10 different parfaits on the menu, but the significant “Suigyoku Parfait” is most recommended to try for a first timer 🙂
Access: Short walk from Tokyo Station (Daimaru Tokyo Store 10F)
2. Gelato @Nanaya
Nanaya (ななや) provides “the richest matcha gelato in the world”. The shop is originally from Fijieda City, near Mt.Fuji which are famous for green tea production, and their first branch in Tokyo has opened in Aoyama area in 2016. Nanaya offers 7 types of Matcha flavoured gelato!
Access: 10 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 11:00～19:00 (Closed on Tuesday)
3. Fondue @Kagurazaka Saryo
Kagurazaka Saryo (神楽坂 茶寮) is an authentic Japanese cafe, renovated from an old tea house. Saryo offers variety of Matcha desserts and always brings new ideas including this Matcha Fondue blended with white chocolate and rich matcha powder from Kyoto.
Access: 5 mins walk from Idabashi Station
Hours: 11:30～23:00 (Monday to Saturday) /11:30～22:00 (Sunday&Holiday)
4. Tiramisu @Marunouchi Cafe Kai
Matcha flavoured Tiramisu is the sweetest collaboration of Italian and Japanese dessert. Marunouchi Cafe Kai (丸の内 cafe 会) is operated by a big Japanese tea company “Itoen” and a popular coffee chain called Tully’s Coffee. Limited desserts and drinks are served only here!
Access: 2 mins walk from Tokyo Station (KITTE 1F)
Hours: 7:00~23:00 (Weekdays)/8:00~23:00 (Saturday)/9:00~22:00 (Sunday)
5. Shaved ice @Shimokita Chaen
Shimokita Chaen (しもきた茶苑大山) is well-known as one of the best shaved ice stores in Tokyo, but when it comes to green tea flavour, they do the best. There are only 13 certificated Japanese Tea sommeliers at the moment and two of them works at this shop!
Access: 2 mins walk from Shimokitazawa Station
6. Pancake @Urth Caffe
Pancake has been most popular desserts in past years, and a variety of pancake cafes can be found in Tokyo. Urth Caffe is one of most trendy organic cafes in the town from L.A. Their unique fluffy Matcha pancake is topped with thick and creamy Matcha sauce, and will surely fill your appetite and satisfaction.
Access: 3 mins walk from Omotesando Station
7. Bavarois @Kinozen
Simple yet delicate, Bavarois (Bavarian cream) is the best dessert to feel the true taste of Matcha. Kinozen (紀の善) is an authentic Japanese cafe, serving traditional sweets. Their significant is the Matcha Bavarois. The rich and bitter Bavarois is served with sweet red beans and creamy whipped cream.
Access: 2 mins walk from Idabashi Station
Hours: 11:00～20:00 (Tuesday to Saturday)/ 11:30～18:00 (Sunday and Holiday)/Closed on Monday
If you love matcha, you should consider participating in a tea ceremony experience and learn how to prepare your own cup of green tea in Tokyo! The tea ceremony is a uniquely Japanese ritual that has been practiced for centuries, and is not an experience to be missed!
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