Gabrielle Goes West: My Favorite Matcha

One of the things I love about LA is how easy it is for me to find a good iced matcha latte. Boston has a few spots that I love, but here in LA, matcha is everywhere. Even though I can make it at home, if I’m out during the day, it’s good to know where I can go to get my caffeine fix!

Alfred Coffee

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Alfred has coffee shops all over the city, so their iced matcha is kind of my ‘old reliable’ at this point. They have a few different options, but I always just go for a classic iced matcha with some kind of nut milk. Lately, I’m really into their oat milk!

Green Table Cafe

This was the first iced matcha I had while house-hunting on my first morning in LA. It’s not super-close to my apartment, so I don’t go that often, but I love to sit and work there when I have the time; they have fast free wifi!


Bristol Farms

I love the iced honey matcha latte (though I always ask for light honey because I don’t want it to be too sweet) at the Bristol Farms near my job. At less than $5 for a large, it’s the most affordable option on here.

Malibu Farm

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If you’re in Malibu, head over to the pier and grab a matcha latte from the famous restaurant. I like to go early on a Saturday morning to beat the crowds; it’s definitely the matcha option with the most beautiful views.

Urth Cafe

I recently had a great iced matcha with mint at Urth Cafe in West Hollywood, and it was so refreshing, just like my favorite iced mint matcha from Kookoo Cafe back home in Boston!


MatchaBar is definitely my favorite spot to grab a matcha because they take their drinks to a new level, with different flavors and styles that are totally unique. My favorite is an iced rose matcha latte with macadamia nut milk. They put rosewater and actual rose petals in it, and it’s both beautiful and delicious.

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