Holy Matcha is a cafe known for their matcha tea drinks and bites.
The cafe is chic and stylish, with Instagram-worthy moments at every turn. The food and drinks are also creative and beautifully presented.
As you may recall, we visited Holy Matcha during its soft opening. The menu was very limited at the time and our first impression of the food and drinks was just so-so. They’ve been open more than half a year now and the menu has greatly expanded, so I thought it was time to share a few new photos.
Matcha Coconut Swirl Soft Serve
Holy Matcha offers dairy-free soft serve ice cream. The flavors change periodically. At the time of our visit, it was a matcha and coconut swirl. I absolutely loved the color combination of soft pink and green.
Since it is dairy free, the soft serve did taste lighter than the typical soft serve. I did miss the dairy but I still found it to be tasty and a good option for people who can’t have dairy.
Strawberry Vanilla and Matcha Vanilla Donuts
The donuts here are baked, vegan and gluten free. I find them to be too sweet for me, though they pair quite well with one of the unsweetened drinks.
Matcha Strawberry Latte, Rose Lemonade, Matcha Hazelnut Latte
These drinks were so pretty, garnished with edible flowers. I especially loved the pink glasses that match with the decor.
The lattes are made with almond milk. For the strawberry matcha latte, you are supposed to mix the matcha and strawberry layers together before drinking. The drink had a light strawberry taste. I do wish it was a little sweeter though.
The rose lemonade was bubbly and tart. I found it refreshing and would love this on a hot day.
The matcha hazelnut latte was my favorite of the three. It was sweetened and had a good balance of hazelnut and matcha flavor.
New to their menu is the waffle bouquet. The waffle is gluten free and vegan. You can make it a bouquet for an extra charge. You can also add fruit (for an additional charge) and matcha syrup (for an additional charge). I decided to get mine with everything.
The waffle was absolutely lovely. There isn’t much sugar in the waffle batter so I do feel like the syrup is needed. But I really enjoyed the flavor of the waffle and it tasted great with the hand-whisked matcha syrup (not pictured).
Overall, Holy Matcha is a nice space to relax, take photos and enjoy a matcha beverage. It’s also a good spot for people looking for dairy-free and gluten-free food and drinks. If you want to see their newest offerings, they are very active on Instagram and Instagram Stories.
3118 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104