#1. Matcha Parfait – Nana’s Green Tea
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Nana’s Green Tea is popular for its various green tea menus. The most recommended dessert is Matcha parfait which is made with premium green tea ice cream, red bean paste and Japanese chewy rice balls called Shiratama.
You can enjoy the higher quality of Matcha drinks and sweets in the modern atmosphere and also for takeout. They have several accessible locations in Tokyo, and Tokyo Solamachi Branch, located at the base of the Tokyo Skytree, is perfect for tourists.
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Nana’s Green Tea
Address: Tokyo Solamachi 4F, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo
Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station
Opening Hours: 10:00am ~ 9:00pm
Website: Nana’s Green Tea (Japanese)
#2. Matcha Pancake – Micro Cosmos
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Pancakes are one of the most popular sweets among Japanese girls these days. Definitely there are a lot of cafes where you can taste Matcha pancake, and the best place would be Micro Cosmos. When you taste their Matcha pancake, you must be surprised at its unique texture because Warabi-mochi is added to the dough. They are located in the middle of Shibuya, a popular shopping area in Tokyo, so that it is good to relax and have some tea there.
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Address: 2-23-12 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Access: 7 minutes walk from Shibuya Station
11:30 AM – 2:00 AM (Monday – Thursday)
11:30 AM – 5:00 AM (Friday – Sunday)
Website: Micro Cosmos (Japanese)
#3. Matcha Fondue – Kagurazaka Saryo
Kagurazaka Saryo is a popular Japanese cafe located in Kagurazaka which was famous for Geisha houses in the early 20th century. It uses a Japanese traditional style building, and the atmosphere is calm and cozy.
Their signature dish is Matcha fondue, a new style of Matcha dessert. The fondue sauce is made with premium Matcha and white chocolate and comes with strawberries, Shiratama rice balls and crackers. Its taste that is a well-balanced mixture of sweetness and bitterness will please even Matcha lovers.
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Address: 5-9 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Access: 5 minutes walk from East exit of JR Iidabashi Station or B3 exit of Tokyo Metro Iidabashi Station
11:30 AM – 11:00 PM (Monday – Saturday)
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Sunday)
Phone : 03-3266-0880
Website: Kagurazaka Saryo (Japanese)
#4. Matcha Tiramisu – Marunouch Cafe Kai
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This cafe is produced by a big Japanese tea company called Itoen and a popular coffee chain called Tully’s Coffee. It means that you can taste the higher quality of tea and coffee with their fabulous sweets.
The most popular one is matcha tiramisu. Matcha sponge cake is layered with red bean paste and mascarpone cheese cream, and green tea powder is beautifully sprinkled on the top. This is the perfect Japanese style tiramisu.
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Marunouchi Cafe Kai
Address: JP Tower KITTE 1F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-7001
Access: 1 minute walk from Marunouchi Minamiguchi exit of JR Tokyo Station
Hours: 7:00am ~ 11:00pm (Monday – Friday), 8:30am ~11:00pm (Saturday), 9:00am ~10:00pm (Sunday)
Website: Marunouchi Cafe Kai (Japanese)
#5. Matcha Shaved Ice – yelo
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If you want to have a Matcha dessert at night, Yelo will satisfy your desire for sure. This shaved ice specialty cafe is located in Roppongi, a notable nightlife area in Tokyo, and opens during the night.
Their Matcha shaved ice comes with strong green tea syrup and some toppings you can choose. They serve various alcoholic drinks as well, so it is a perfect place for hitting at the end of a night out.
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Address: Patio Roppongi 1 F, 5-2-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Access: 3 minutes walk from Roppongi Station
Opening Hours: 11:00am ~ until morning (Monday – Saturday), 11:00am ~11:00pm (Sunday)
Phone: 03- 3423-2121
Website: yelo (Japanese)