Matcha is SO HOT right now !
(but not like over 180 degrees hot or else it will taste bitter!)
I've been drinking matcha for about 2 years now but in the past 6 months, I have completely given transitioned from coffee. I don't miss java breath, stomach pains, or the caffeine crash. I love that matcha gives me a boost but doesn't make me feel crazy. It's not hard to find loose matcha powder at local tea shops like, Rostov's or Carytown Tea but not very many places have matcha as a drink option on their menus. You can imagine my delight when I found out there was a gorgeous new MATCHA CAFE in San Diego! It was the *only* thing I had on my agenda.
Now I must have gold floating shelves
Beth has always been a java head. This was her first time drinking matcha! She ordered a matcha latte AND a matcha horchata. She said the horchata was kinda weird, which is not surprising.
The highly 'grammable interior; minimal dishes, subway tiles, marble counters, neon, flowers, floating shelves. SO DREAMY.
I normally have no qualms about sipping a hot beverage in warm weather but I was especially over heated this day. So I opted for the matcha lemonade, they also have pink or rose lemonade.
Patrick had already ordered two donuts and in hindsight, I should've ordered the avocado toast instead! Why didn't I?!? These donuts are vegan, gluten-free, and oh so decadent.
Luv all of the wallpaper vibes
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY BEVERAGE LIFESTYLE CHOICE.
NEON + MATCHA + FRIENDSHIP = HOLY TRINITY
I just had to bring home a souvenir! Palate Polish is a Portland-based vegan, five-free nail polish line. (Five-free polishes do not use to toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin & camphor in their formulas.) This polish is aptly named 'Matcha'. Definitely more matcha latte then ceremonial matcha, but either way it's a fun color for the Summer!
Richmond, step your game up and give me a matcha cafe !
3118 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104