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Kyoto Matcha An
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Best matcha desserts in Hong Kong

Find your matcha made in heaven

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Hongkongers love sweet treats, whether it's a classic local dessert or a high-end afternoon tea set. Matcha desserts in particular, with their heavenly mix of bitter green tea and sugary sweetness, are especially popular. Got a matcha craving? Join us as we uncover the best places in town to satisfy your needs.

RECOMMENDED: If savoury bites are the way to go for you, check out our roundup of the best gourmet sandwiches in Hong Kong, or take a peek at our list of the best wonton noodles in town.

Hong Kong’s best matcha desserts

Uchi-matcha cream double waffle
Uchi-matcha cream double waffle
Photograph: Courtesy Uchi Coffee

Uchi Coffee

Restaurants Coffeeshops Ma On Shan

French windows, tatami-style dining, wooden decor, and colourful wall paintings – this Japanese coffee shop is bright and airy, perfect for a mid-day catch up with friends. The matcha roll cake and matcha cream double waffle are particularly popular, and if you're not afraid of a matcha overload, you can pair it with a glass of red bean matcha coffee or matcha milk tea too!

Via Tokyo soft serve ice cream
Via Tokyo soft serve ice cream
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Via Tokyo

Restaurants Causeway Bay

This dessert cafe whips up some of the most exquisite soft serve ice cream in town. With flavours from Hokkaido milk to seasonal tea-based offerings, and of course, matcha, Via Tokyo's menu is almost exclusively dedicated to matcha desserts. Ditch the simple soft serve in a cone, and opt for various treats such as matcha mangetsu parfait, shiratama azuki matcha waffle, or the matcha roll cake.

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Lo Chen Bakery
Lo Chen Bakery
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Lo Chen Bakery

Restaurants Bakeries Yuen Long

This hip Yuen Long bakery specialises in Chiffon cakes that are light, fluffy, and freshly made each day. The cakes come in seven flavours (for now) and while the matcha is definitely our go-to, we're also obsessed with their banana as well as earl grey flavour. You can buy them by the slice or as an entire cake to enjoy with friends – but we won't blame you if you don't want to share. 

Kyoto Matcha An
Kyoto Matcha An
Photograph: Courtesy Kyoto Matcha An

Kyoto Matcha An

Restaurants Tsim Sha Tsui

We love the creamy, multi-layered matcha parfait that they serve here. But aside from this frozen treat, Kyoto Matcha An also offers a wide range of other desserts, all made with ingredients sourced from renowned green tea producer Marukyu-Koyamaen in Uji, Kyoto. Try the matcha roll cake made with a feather-light sponge filled with molten matcha cream. Or the matcha cheese tart, made with a buttery crust filled with a soft matcha-cheese filling that will instantly melt in your mouth. Simply divine.

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Lady M matcha cake
Lady M matcha cake
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Lady M

Restaurants Pâtisseries Causeway Bay

Everyone knows about Lady M's famously decadent green tea mile crepe cake, so naturally, it deserves a firm spot on our list. With layers upon layers of rich, matcha cream between each sheet of handmade crepe, and a generous dusting of premium green tea powder on top, there's no wonder as to why it is one of the brand's biggest-selling cakes. Oh, there's really no reason why you shouldn't try all the other flavours too! 

Uj-En
Uj-En
Photograph: Courtesy Uj-En

Uji-En

Restaurants Tsim Sha Tsui

Headquartered in Osaka’s Shinsaibashi district, Uji-En opened its first flagship store in Hong Kong in 2017. The location includes a sit-down tea shop, as well as a takeout counter and gift store. One of the biggest sellers is the cream roll cookie – a crisp pastry with a smooth filling of stone-ground tea leaves and cream. This delicate treat is best enjoyed with the brand’s delicious green tea ice cream.

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The Mira/Coco Zen Garden
The Mira/Coco Zen Garden
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Coco

Restaurants Tsim Sha Tsui

Aside from its widely lauded chocolates, Coco also bakes an impressive repertoire of visually resplendent cakes. The Zen Garden ($380/950g; requires two days advanced booking) is our favourite and features a black sesame sponge base layered with Kyoto-styled Uji matcha mousse, red bean compote, black sesame crisp, and green velvet chocolate.

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