Matcha One – The BEST Matcha Cafe in Taipei. Seriously Number One. At Yong Kang Street And Zhongxiao Road

Matcha One - The BEST Matcha Cafe in Taipei. Seriously Number One. At Yong Kang Street And Zhongxiao Road
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[Taipei, Taiwan] An entire menu with all 40+ matcha items?

It’s quite common to see cafe in Taipei offering various matcha desserts and drinks such as Myowa Japanese Sweet Cafe 和茗甘味處 and La Chaudière Coffee 樂初咖啡.

However, Matcha One hits all the right notes, the right notes of Matcha, in terms of taste and aesthetics.

Being the sister cafe to Heiankyo 平安京茶事 which is in a more traditional setting with a higher amount of minimum spending, Matcha One the other hand attracts the younger crowd at both outlets in Yong Kang and Zhong Xiao street.

The interior is designed in clean, simple, minimalist, a woody touch with a Japanese feel, and the menu offers a wide selection of hipster and pretty desserts.

One thing I appreciate is that the menu is written in both English and Chinese, with lots of photos taken professionally so that customers can have an idea of what we will be expecting.

Signature items include Matcha Mille Crepe (TWD 195, SGD$8.90) that would come in flavours such as Matcha, Matcha Azuki, Matcha Strawberry from January to April, Sakura from March to May), Matcha Tiramisu (TWD 280, SGD$12.70) and Bubble Matcha/ Genmaicha/ Hojicha Latte (TWD 160, SGD$7.30).

The Matcha Azuki Mille Crepe (TWD 195, SGD$8.90) came with even layers of alternating matcha cream and Azuki beans, accompanied by an extra cup of matcha sauce.

The layer of matcha cream had a distinct bitterness in it, well balanced by the layer of sweet Azuki beans, whereas the mille crepe is thin, moist and tended to slide off one another at room temperature.

So Oishii! (Or Zan!)

For an extra dose of sweeter matcha sauce, pour it over the mille crepe.

Not forgetting to Instagram Story + Boomerang at the same time.

For the hardcore matcha fans, the Matcha Mille Crepe (TWD 195, SGD$8.90) could be a better option.

When in Taiwan, eat like a local. In this case, their iconic Taiwanese bubble milk tea with their chewy pearls.

I enjoyed the Bubble Matcha Latte (TWD 160, SGD$7.30), which is the ingenious fusion of Japanese matcha and Taiwanese bubble milk drink.

Visually pleasing with the different layers of green matcha, white fresh milk and black pearls, the matcha was prepared traditionally through the whisking method.

The price for this cup of “bubble milk tea” was considered pricey, but a good cup of matcha latte and the tranquil ambience, it was worth it.

Unlike most other cafes in Taipei, their minimum spending here at Matcha One was TWD 150 (SGD$6.80) instead of imposing a minimum order of a drink.

My experience in Matcha One was quite enjoyable even though the time limit to dine there was restricted to a maximum of one and a half hours.

Matcha One
大安路一段116巷10號, Taipei, Taiwan
No. 10, Lane 116, Section 1, Da’an Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)
https://www.facebook.com/matchaone.zx/

大安區永康街75巷16號
No. 16, Lane 75, Yongkang Street, Da’an District
Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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