Seattle, Washington, may be the birthplace of Starbucks coffee, but Seattleites are drinking more than just a cup of joe each day. Known for its overcast skies and long stretches of rainy weather, this city is full of charming spots to find an authentic cup of steamy, green Matcha tea. Here are 5 locally-loved places to get the best hot or cold Matcha drinks.
1. Remedy Teas
345 15th Ave East
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
[Image: Remedy Teas Seattle Facebook]
Ever tried Matcha in a shot glass? Visit Remedy Teas, a memorable spot for your favorite green tea drink. If you prefer it with a creamier taste, order it as a latte—or infused with fresh ginger juice for extra zing! This place is also vegan-friendly, offering a scrumptious soup that is loved by local health nuts.
1309 NE 43rd Street
Open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sundays
Its name says ‘ugly’ but the filled-to-the-brim mugs of creamy Matcha tea is nothing short of beautiful.Their food is pretty colorful and tasty, too, and the perfect place to brunch. It’s a fun, relaxed place so if you don’t mind quiet chatter, bring your laptop, a favorite book or even a sketchbook while you enjoy their tea.
2224 North 56th Street
Closed Mondays. Open Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hiroki is known for its unusual desserts, but the Matcha tea is also why locals remain loyal. The store is a bit finicky with their hours, but the treat is more than worth it. Less of a coffee shop than a breakfast and dessert spot, their menu is sure to please your taste buds. Are you a green tea fanatic? Order their green tea ice cream and tiramisu to accompany your cup of Matcha.
4. Moore Coffee
1930 2nd Ave
Open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Don’t leave your phones at home! Moore’s adorable animal latte art will have you struggling to choose between Instagram filters. Come with an empty stomach, too, as their waffles have some locals swearing their allegiance. Pair that with the famously friendly baristas and you’ve got a cozy spot to spend your day with a friend—but don’t come too late since they close a little early.
5. Eastern Cafe
510 Maynard Ave S
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
[Image: Eastern Cafe Facebook]
This place may serve delicious cocktails, but they’re also known for their perfectly blended Matcha tea. You’ll want to pair something with your drink, though, and nothing will pair better than their mouthwatering crepes and gelato. The tables are small and the seating intimate, so use your visit as an excuse for a fun date out.
Have you tried any of these 5 beloved Seattle spots? Let us know which one was your favorite in the comments below!