It's been a year in the works, but Stonemill Matcha is planning to finally open at 561 Valencia Street (the former Bar Tartine space) this May.
Resembling a traditional Japanese cha-no-ma, Stonemill Matcha focuses on high-quality, stone ground matcha sourced from Kyoto, Japan and served in countless ways: Freshly whisked matcha, sparkling matcha, matcha lattes and cold-brew Sencha and Genmaicha on-tap. Pastries and sweet treats are under the direction of pastry chef Mikiko Yui (formerly of Statebird Provisions and Coi) and a partnership with Tartine Manufactory means matcha croissants will soon be the go-to breakfast for most of the Mission. Heartier dishes, including a Katsu Sando, come courtesy of chef Keisuke Akabori.
A curated retail section at Stonemill Matcha will also offer matcha starter kits, handmade ceramics and art by Japanese and local San Francisco artisans.
For a first taste of Stonemill Matcha, exclusive sweet and savory pastries like matcha soft serve, matcha-blood orange tarts, and matcha almond cake will be available at Tartine Manufactory beginning Saturday, April 28.