Holy Matcha: Yummy Coffee Alternative
Holy Matcha, the shop that launched a zillion Instagrams just celebrated their one month anniversary.
I’ll mention the decor (which was the real showstopper) first, and then get to the drinks and snacks second.
Wow! It’s so pretty inside and smells amazing. They have fresh flowers everywhere. If there were ever a café interior designed specifically on trends, it would be this one… Palm wallpaper is so 2017. Pink or “blush” is so 2017. Combine them and you get this charming shop. Everything about it is pretty, pretty, pretty. Even the water station.
This was not my first time stopping by. The first time I came (grand opening weekend), the line was way out the door around noon on a Sunday. I gave up and got a matcha latte at a nearby coffee shop instead. #introvertproblems. This time, it was mid-morning on a weekday and I didn’t have to wait for anybody and my drink and donut got served up by the time I was done chatting with the staff and paying.
The shop owner, who was running the front counter, informed me that they had traditional-style matcha (a drink made from matcha, or green tea powder) or sweeter grab-and-go style matcha lattes and horchata. I was planning on getting the traditional style drink until I heard about the horchata—haha! The horchata was yummy, sweet, and very light. Naturally I had to get a donut, too, which had matcha icing with powder sprinkled over it. The powder by itself is bitter which was a nice contrast to the moist cake donut.
If I worked in this neighborhood I’m sure I’d be stopping in for a to-go drink as a fun and yummy alternative to an iced latte. Seating is pretty limited but I snagged a spot by the front window. Everyone inside was taking instagrams of their treats and I eavesdropped on some mom bloggers next to me. It was really blogger central!
This place is incredible. I’d love to see it IRL some day. Earlier this week I heard this shade referred to as “millennial pink”.
Millennial pink! I totally see it. Clothes, accessories, hair, yup!
I love San Diego, those beaches! I haven’t been here, but my oh my, I can taste it all. HAHA 🙂