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 also showing no signs of stopping. From refreshing boba drinks, the smoothest soft serves, delectable pastries (have you heard of matcha tofu donuts?), to 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 best matcha spots in California for your slurping, sipping, and chewing pleasure… Enjoy! 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 two businesses per county for geographic diversity.
1. Tea Master Matcha Cafe & Green Tea Shop (Los Angeles, CA)
2. Blue Bowl (Orange, CA)
3. 3 Blossoms Cafe (Westminster, CA)
4. Anton SV Pâtisserie (Milpitas, CA)
5. Garden Creamery (San Francisco, CA)
6. Ring – Baked Tofu Donuts (Los Angeles, CA)
7. The Liquid Leaf (Murrieta, CA)
8. Boba Bliss (Dublin, CA)
9. Bobboi Natural Gelato (La Jolla, CA)
10. Healthy Life Shakes (Vacaville, CA)
11. The Forum Coffee House (San Diego, CA)
12. L’moon Creamery (Upland, CA)
13. Matcha Cafe Maiko (San Francisco, CA)
14. Sue’s Cafe Gallery (Saratoga, CA)
15. Omomo Tea Shoppe (Chino Hills, CA)