Best Matcha Desserts in London
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London’s matcha scene has grown so much over the last few years and there is now always a good spot nearby to satisfy your cravings! Check out our list on where to find the best matcha desserts in London, featuring cakes, ice cream, pastries, and more!
Katsute 100, Angel and Brick Lane
Started out in Angel and now with a second branch in Brick Lane, Katsute 100 is a must-stop for all matcha lovers. Their Matcha Mille Crepe is easily one of the best in town and they also have a lovely selection of other traditional Japanese desserts such as Ichigo Daifuku (i.e. mochi stuffed with sweet bean paste, strawberry, and dusted with matcha powder), Yuzu Cake, Matcha Strawberry Shortcake, etc. If you’re planning to visit the Brick Lane branch, you don’t want to miss out on their special Matcha Croffle (i.e a mix between croissant and waffle) as well!
Shackfuyu’s Kinako French Toast with Matcha Soft Serve is an absolute staple in the London dessert scene. Their dreamy crème brulee-like French toast is easily the best French toast in town and attracts crowd after crowd to pop by the restaurant just for this dessert. The matcha soft serve is perfectly smooth and velvety to taste, not too sweet in flavour and pairs tremendously well with the French toast.
Lanka, Swiss Cottage
Lanka has been a very popular Japanese patisserie and well-known name to matcha lovers. Enjoy the likes of Matcha Chocolate Gateau, Matcha Tart, and/or their fruity Matcha Roll Cake, which are available all year round and gelatine-free. Keep an eye out on any specials and, if you’re lucky, you might be able to catch their Matcha Choux and/or Matcha Paris Brest too!
Tsujiri, Various Locations
Tsujiri is one of the original matcha spots in London and is a reliable pick for matcha treats. We particularly enjoyed their Matcha Soft Serve & Sundaes as well as the Matcha Basque Cheesecake. Matcha aside, you can also get Hojicha or Black Sesame-flavoured treats.
Matcha Sundays, Online Store
They may be a small home-baking business but the quality of Matcha Sundays’ treats is unrivalled. Their Matcha Mochi Doughnuts are the dreamiest thing ever and they also have a range of authentic traditional Japanese treats such as Matcha Mochi Balls, Japanese Castella Cake, Yatsuhashi, Matcha Kinako Cookies, Matcha/Hojicha Butter Cookies, etc. If you’re looking for a real taste of Japanese treats, Matcha Sundays is the one.
WA Café, Ealing Broadway and Covent Garden
WA Café has been a local gem in Ealing Broadway and later also opened a shop in Covent Garden. They offer a tempting selection of Japanese pastries and desserts, including their signature Matcha Roll Cake, Matcha Gateau, Matcha Mochi Buns, Matcha Croissant, Matcha Melon Pan, as well as bakery items such as Matcha Shokupan, Matcha Sable, etc. They have recently started to reduce the use of gelatine for their desserts, which means more options for everyone!
Café Kitsune, Belgravia
Speaking of Matcha Croissants, you ought to check out Café Kitsune’s. Their twice-baked Matcha Almond & Lemon Croissant is a stunner or, depending on availability, their Matcha Pain Au Chocolat is a terrific shout too. Other notable treats include their Matcha Kumquat Éclair, Matcha Cookies, and plenty more.
Machiya, Piccadilly Circus
Run by the team behind the popular ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya (not halal unfortunately), you can trust Machiya for some fairly high standard of Japanese desserts. The Matcha Fondant Cake is no doubt their signature dessert and their Matcha Mille Crepe is a lovely treat too.
Sakurado, Chinatown and Kensington
One popular Chinatown dessert spot is Sakurado, which offers a galore of Matcha treats as well as other classic Far Eastern flavours. Choose from the likes of Matcha Mille Crepe, Matcha Burnt Basque Cheesecake, Matcha Brownies etc., as well as Matcha Tiramisu, Matcha Choux, Eclairs – you name it, they have it.
No. 79 Café, Soho
Newly opened in Soho and taking social media by storm with their adorable mousse cakes is No. 70 Café. All their desserts are halal-friendly, offering a range of mousse cake flavours such as chocolate, pistachio, mango etc. and, of course, matcha. They are so beautifully crafted and are almost too pretty to eat!
Other matcha dessert spots
- Yolkin Chinatown (matcha oreo ice cream)
- Kova Patisserie / Mille Patisserie (matcha mille crepe)
- Fuwa Fuwa / Cha Cha Roll (matcha souffle pancakes)
- The Alley / The Whale Tea (matcha boba)
- Bake Chinatown (matcha soft serve in fish waffle cone)
- Milk Train / Soft Serve Society (matcha soft serve)