Visit These 5 Cafes in Taiwan to Curb Your Matcha Addiction!

Matcha crepe (Matcha One)

Just like how truffle, salted egg and salted caramel made a big hoo-ha in Singapore's food scene, green tea has also made its presence known on our little red dot. From drinks, cakes, ice creams to masks — it's everywhere! What happens when you're on a holiday in Taiwan and you need a quick fix for your matcha craving? You hunt for matcha-flavoured food if that's the last thing you do! KKday hops on the matcha bandwagon to find five places in Taiwan that serves the best matcha flavoured food!

1. Myowa Japanese Sweet Cafe

Mention Myowa Japanese Sweet Cafe anywhere in Taiwan to hear matcha-crazed fans screaming at you, "die die also must try." So what are the things you must try in Myowa Japanese Sweet Cafe?

Matcha lava cake (Vernon Chan)

Stab your fork into Myowa Japanese Sweet Cafe's matcha lava cake and watch the green tea flow out while you satisfy your matcha craving.

But going all the way to Taiwan for a typical, mainstream matcha cake? Nah, KKday has something better for you.

Hot-plate matcha cake (kwan628)

You've tried hot-plate tofu, but have you tried hot-plate matcha cake? Another must-try of Myowa Cafehot-plate matcha cake appeals not only to your taste buds, but your other senses. Listen to the sizzling sound of matcha, see how it bubbles on the hot-plate, have a whiff of the aromatic and distinctive matcha scent and finally, prepare your tastebuds for what they call the smokin' hot matcha cake.

If you're heading to their stores in Taipei, brace yourself for a long line of matcha fans because Taiwanese are as crazy about their food as Singaporeans are!

Taipei Flagship Store

Address:
No. 221, Jinhua St, Da'an District, Taipei City, 106

Opening hours:
12pm to 10pm

Zhong Xiao Store

Address:
No. 40, Lane 31, Section 1, Da'an Rd, Da'an District, Taipei City, 106

Opening hours: 
Sunday to Thursday: 1pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 1pm to 11pm

Shilin Store

Address:
No. 205, Zhongzheng Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 12pm to 9pm
Friday and Saturday: 12pm to 10pm

2. Tsujiri
During the Edo period (circa 1860), Tsujiri was established by a man named Riemon Tsuji in Uji, Kyoto. His passion for tea led him to produce only the highest quality Gyokuro tea leaves with prolonged freshness and enhanced flavour and sweetness, revolutionise the tea industry. 

Tsujiri (Macglee)

If you decide to pop by Tsujiri, head straight for their classic matcha dessert. Tsujiri is even better during summer — don't miss their limited edition seasonal matcha desserts that you can only get your hands on during summer!

Tsujiri Locations

Address:
No. 8, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
(Tong Yi Shi Dai Departmental Store, B2)

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 9:30pm
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday: 11am to 10pm

Address:
No. 11, Songshan Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
(Citylink, Songshan station 2nd Floor, at the sun deck)
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm

Address:
No. 68, Section 5, Zhongxiao E Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, 110
(Weifeng Xinyi Mall, 4th floor)

Opening hours:
Sunday to Wednesday: 11am to 9.30pm
Thursday to Saturday: 11am to 10pm

Address:
No. 45, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da'an District, Taipei City, 106
(SOGO Mall, B1)

Opening hours: 
Monday to Sunday and public holiday: 11am to 9:30pm
Eve of public holiday: 11am to 10pm

3. Heiankyo Japanese Tea House

Stepping into Heiankyo Japanese Tea House, you'll notice Heiankyo's architecture and interior is designed to resemble one of Japan's ancient cities. They prize themselves as one of the more classic cafes with elegant settings and Tatami rooms to complete the ancient Japan feel.

Heiankyo Japanese Tea House (yvettaster)

Have a taste of matcha tea made by the owner himself accompanied by other matcha delights like matcha ice cream, matcha crepe, matcha affogato and who knows what other goodies is in store for us?

Address:
No. 165, Shida Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
(Taipower Building MRT Station Exit 5)

Opening hours:
12.30pm to 9.30pm (closed on every second and fourth Monday of the month)

4. Matcha One

Matcha One (finalefinale)

You've spent a ton on travelling and shopping and you're left with only coins for food? Oh boy, you're in luck — Matcha One, one of the famous cafe in the neighbourhood, is known to be kind to their patrons' wallet. With the thick matcha sauce bursting out of their cakes, Matcha One is definitely another cafe worth checking out.

Address:
No.16, Lane 75, Yongkang St. Da'an District, Taipei City, 106
(East Station Exit 4 or 5)

Opening hours:
12.30pm to 9.30pm (last order at 9pm)

5. 108 Matcha Saro

108 Matcha Saro (wenyeelin)

Originated from a matcha specialty shop in Hokkaido, 108 Matcha Saro has two branches in Taiwan. Besides trying their all time favourite matcha ice cream, go for the other well-received desserts of 108 Matcha Saro — matcha warabimochi (a jelly-like confection) and matcha pancake.

Matcha pancake messupkitchen

Unlike the normal flat pancake, Matcha Saro's pancake is similar to Mr Bean's pancake — round with green tea or red bean fillings. Take a bite and taste the feeling of green tea oozing out into your mouth.

Jingzhan Store
Address: No.1, Section 1, Chengde Rd, Datong District
(Q square, B3)

Opening hours:
Monday, Thursday and Sunday: 11am to 9.30pm
Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday: 11am to 10pm

Tianmu Store
Address: No. 55, Section 2, Zhongcheng Rd, Shilin District, Taipei City, 111
(Takashimaya, B1)

Opening hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 10pm

Shoutout to all matcha addicts, it's time to pack your luggage for a holiday in Taiwan. Looking for more Taiwan guides?

>> 4 Not So Common Activities You Have to Try in Taiwan
>> These 5 Dessert Cafes Will Complete Your Vacation in Taiwan
>> 5 Little Known Secrets About Taoyuan International Airport

What's a vacation without exploring the whole of Taiwan? Check out these activities to complete your ultimate trip to Taiwan:

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