Matcha Love is a new cafe inside Mitsuwa Marketplace, offering soft serve ice cream and drinks.
They specialize in matcha green tea, but also offer black sesame and hoji-cha (a roasted Japanese green tea).
I love matcha anything and while I’ve had matcha ice cream before, I’ve never had matcha, black sesame or hoji-cha soft serve.
Matcha and Black Sesame (Small, $3.00)
We were allowed to split flavors, which is a definite plus, so I was able to try both matcha and black sesame. The ice creams were very creamy and rich. I enjoyed the matcha more because of my matcha obsession. Mr. K preferred the black sesame.
Matcha shake ($2.80)
We also ordered a matcha shake. When we ordered it, they explained that it would be more like a milk tea drink and not an ice cream shake, which we were fine with. The drink was sweet with a deep matcha flavor. I enjoyed it but I loved the ice cream more. I might try the black sesame or hoji-cha next time.
Overall, we had a good experience here. The staff was very nice and we really enjoyed the soft serve ice cream. I love discovering hard-to-find flavors, and this is the first place in San Diego I know of that offers matcha, hoji-cha, and black sesame soft serve, so it’s definitely a welcome addition.
(inside Mitsuwa Marketplace)
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111