Matcha has gained worldwide popularity as a trendy beverage, often chosen as a healthier substitute for coffee. It not only serves as an alternative energy source, but it also boasts various health advantages, being rich in fibre, packed with antioxidants, and even having anti-inflammatory properties. Originating in Japan, this beverage has transcended borders, and gained popularity across Europe, particularly Barcelona.
Whether you’re a newbie to the matcha world or an enthusiast of the Japanese drink, let’s take a look at the top 7 places in the city for you to try this delicious beverage!
In the vibrant district of Eixample, you will discover La Papa, a visually appealing brunch spot that focuses on serving healthy food and specialty coffee. Their menu showcases an array of matcha options, including inventive flavours like their red fruit matcha, which combines matcha, milk, and red fruit coulis. Aside from creative drinks, La Papa also offers incredible brunch cuisine, which you definitely need to try!
Not only does this establishment entice visitors with its variety of matcha flavours, but also with its aesthetically pleasing interior. Embracing a calming, neutral colour palette, the space provides a serene retreat from Barceona’s lively streets.
Location: C/ de Pau Claris, 190, L’Eixample, 08037 Barcelona
In the pursuit of spreading positivity, Good News emerged, aiming to uplift every corner of Barcelona! The coffee shop has gained immense popularity since opening in 2020, and you can now find its stores in Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris!
Among their diverse range of beverages, their matcha remains a top choice for many, and for those that prefer to stick to the classics, you can choose from a wide selection of coffees, teas, smoothies, and juices. In Barcelona alone, you will find a total of 12 stores, ensuring that you are always within reach of your heavenly matcha.
Location: all over Barcelona
Blackbird Coffee Corner
If you are ever in the heart of the city and are craving a refreshing beverage and a bite to eat, then you have to visit Blackbird Coffee Corner. This cosy coffee shop is located close to the iconic Sagrada Familia and offers an assortment of teas, coffees, and juices, as well as their renowned matcha latte. Additionally, they also tempt visitors with a delightful array of pastries and baked goods, making it a perfect destination for all preferences!
Location: C/ de València, 418, L’Eixample, 08013 Barcelona
Little Fern Café
This idyllic New-Zealand inspired coffee shop can be found in the trendy neighbourhood of Poble Nou. Here, you will discover a wide range of incredible foods and beverages, with their most popular being their matcha latte. Although the coffee shop is small, it aims to make a difference in the world, and to do this the owners take 30% of their revenue from water sales and donate it to different projects and charities. Not only do their drinks refresh you, but they also allow you to make a difference in the world.
Little Fern’s interior deserves a mention too – it offers a serene atmosphere with a neutral colour scheme and pops of green from the plants. This creates a truly relaxing experience that will undoubtedly satisfy your matcha cravings!
Location: C/ de Pere IV, 168, Sant Martí, 08005 Barcelona
Citizen Café is a cosy haven in the heart of Barcelona that welcomes everyone to indulge in their delicious drinks. Beyond their beloved matcha, this charming establishment also offers a delightful array of other options such as coffees, teas, milkshakes and even cocktails. Here, you are invited into a tranquil space, surrounded by lush greenery, captivating wall art, and spacious sofas that beckon you to completely unwind. This relaxing café is truly a great spot for savouring your delicious matcha!
Location: Pl. d’Urquinaona, 4, L’Eixample, 08010 Barcelona
Bonsai Coffee and Matcha
Discover the charming Bonsai Coffee and Matcha nestled in Eixample, a true haven for matcha enthusiasts. With a diverse array of matcha-infused delights, they cater to your cravings in every sip and bite. Savour a classic matcha latte or delve into their seasonal menus, featuring inventive combinations such as matcha and mango iced lattes, or an enticing matcha and strawberry flavour. Additionally, you can compliment your beverage with one of their delicious baked goods, such as a matcha filled croissant or a matcha flavoured cookie, both of which we highly recommend!
Moreover, for those longing to enjoy this remarkable drink at home, their premium matcha powder is available to order online, meaning you can experiment in creating your own flavours!
Location: Carrer de Casanova, 146, Eixample, 08036 Barcelona
Matcha Gracias originally emerged when its vegan owners, after relocating to Barcelona, noticed a lack of places offering healthy food and drinks. They chose to specialise in matcha, aspiring to deliver an authentic experience of this beverage to Barcelona.
Since opening, Matcha Gracias has garnered immense support and love, and to maintain their exceptional standards they have temporarily closed their store in preparation for some significant future plans. Despite the temporary physical store closure, they continue to run online sales of their matcha, which is directly imported from Japan, allowing you to create your own matcha in the comfort of your home.
For both devoted matcha enthusiasts and newcomers to this delightful beverage, Barcelona presents an array of options to relish this heavenly drink. The challenge lies in choosing which place to try first!