Move over macchiatos, step aside soy lattes, everyone is under the spell of matcha these days.

This vibrant powdered green tea is taking the UAE by storm, and for good reason. Forget the jitters and afternoon crashes associated with coffee, the Japanese wonder offers a calm focus fueled by L-theanine, an amino acid known for its relaxing properties. Basically, it’s like sipping serenity in a cup.

Looking for the perfect spot to everyone’s favourite beverage in Dubai + Abu Dhabi? We’re about to spill the tea (pun intended) on the top spots to find your perfect cup of green goodness, all boasting a minimalist aesthetic to match your zen vibes.


The Matcha Tokyo

The Matcha Tokyo, a renowned Japanese matcha brand announces its debut in Dubai with an aesthetically pleasing kiosk nestled in JBR. Trademark  drink? The velvety Matcha Latte, a fusion of rich matcha and milk, and the bold Matcha Coffee Latte, blending matcha with coffee.

Blu Matcha (Multiple Locations)


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This dedicated matcha haven is a dream come true for green tea enthusiasts.From their classic Matcha Latte to playful creations like the Ube Matcha Latte, Blu Matcha offers a full spectrum of matcha experiences. Plus, their locations boast a clean, modern design with pops of green, making it an Instagrammable paradise.

The Edit (Alserkal Avenue)


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Fashionistas rejoice! You can now fuel your shopping sprees with a guilt-free matcha fix at The Edit. Tucked away within this stylish boutique, their dedicated matcha bar offers a variety of lattes and iced beverages.

Orto Cafe (Dubai Canal)


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Craving a green fix with a view? Look no further than Orto Cafe. This serene spot overlooking the Dubai Canal offers a picture-perfect setting to enjoy their Matcha Smoothie Bowl – a healthy and delicious blend of matcha, fruit, and granola.

Pekoe Tea & Bread Bar (Alserkal Avenue)


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This industrial-chic haven offers a haven for true tea enthusiasts. Their matcha latte is a revelation – pure, ceremonial-grade powder whisked to perfection.

Nette (Al Quoz)


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Nestled within Dubai’s trendy padel court complex, Nette offers a Californian vibe with a strong matcha focus. Don’t miss their milkshake, a playful yet sophisticated blend of green tea, vanilla ice cream, and almond milk.

Abu Dhabi

LOCAL (Al Zeina & Mamsha Al Saadiyat)


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This bright and airy cafe is a minimalist dream. Their grass green Latte is a crowd-pleaser, offering a smooth and creamy experience that won’t overwhelm your taste buds.

Coffee Architecture

The vibe tilts towards less-is-more but the drinks here do the most. If that doesn’t do it for here, try the iced matcha-based latte and come back for more.

Salt & Caramel


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If you live in Abu Dhabi, tuck yourself away to their quaint cafe and find your corner where you can curl up with a book and a warm concoction to keep you company.

Ava Cafe


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Soaked in that minimalistic-yet-vintage vibe, Ava Cafe takes the Matcha-game to a whole new level with drinks like cold fluffy matcha lattes and iced  tonics to savor on summer days.

So there you have it, folks! Your ultimate guide for Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Now go forth, sip green, and embrace the zen!

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