Japanit Matcha & Coffee in Saigon sells matcha-flavored desserts


Boasting the perfect balance of sweet and bitter and laden with healthy antioxidants, matcha, a type of green tea powder, is loved around the world. Tasty and mood-enhancing, matcha has been populating the shelves of supermarkets, cafes, and health stores across Vietnam over the past few years.

If you’re a matcha lover on the hunt for the next place in Saigon that sells diverse, showstopping matcha creations, check out Japanit Matcha & Coffee, a hole-in-the-wall place that’s one of the OGs of Saigon’s matcha scene.


It’s a clean, compact, and modern space in District 1



Image adapted from: Japanit Matcha

Along Trần Hưng Đạo Street in District 1, Japanit Matcha & Coffee is highly accessible, with a spacious parking slot for motorbikes at the front. This is a huge plus because many F&B establishments in jam-packed District 1 don’t offer in-house parking, so guests have to park a distance from their venues.


Image adapted from: Jim Hawkins – Polar Bear Pianist

As you walk inside, you’ll find a bright, compact, air-conditioned venue where you can sit down and nurse your desserts. This place can get pretty crowded in the evening, especially during weekends, so come here in the day to skip the crowds and secure a table.

Japanit Matcha & Coffee’s broad selection of Insta-worthy matcha creations can well make up for the store’s plain visuals. 


A great selection of matcha desserts



Matcha ice katen, matcha chiato, matcha tiramisu, matcha crepe, and matcha ice cream
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Matcha fans should get ready to be overwhelmed by the mind-blowing array of edible greenery.

Dishing out 20 types of desserts made from matcha, Japanit Matcha & Coffee offers both traditional and classic dishes. From matcha drinks to matcha pancakes to matcha ice-cream, this house really knows how to go above and beyond with this anti-aging ingredient.


Matcha whipped cream latte and soft serve
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If you can’t choose from the overwhelming options, stick to the classic matcha latte (VND62,000,~USD2.74), a crowd-pleaser known for its pleasantly bitter and subtly creamy taste with sweet undertones. 

To jazz up the grassy, complex notes of pure matcha with more decadent elements, have the whipped cream matcha latte, with fluffy whipped cream drizzled with aromatic and toasted-tasting caramel or chocolate (VND59,000, ~USD2.61).


Matcha tiramisu, matcha nama, matcha panna cotta, matcha crepe, and matcha chiato
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A bright-tasting glass of matcha tastes even better with matcha tiramisu (VND49,000, ~USD2.17). Made of triple-cream cheese and layered with whipped eggs and sugar, this matcha-flavored Italian dessert guarantees a sensory overload.


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Moist and thick, a matcha-flavored mille crepe (VND67,000, ~USD2.97) goes perfectly with a cup of green tea.


Image credit: Japanit Coffee&Matcha House 

For a lighter dessert with a creamy mouthfeel that tastes like pudding, there’s no better option than a matcha panna cotta (VND49,000, ~USD2.17).


Image credit: Japanit Coffee&Matcha House

To end your matcha feast on a melt-in-your-mouth note, check out the light and creamy matcha soft-serve or the dense and icy matcha gelato

Aside from matcha, the store also serves scrumptious desserts made from houjicha, a type of green tea powder with a smoky aroma and reddish brown color.


Image credit: Japanit Coffee&Matcha House


Japanit Matcha & Coffee is a great place to indulge in all things matcha


Playing host to a wide selection of tempting delicacies made from matcha, Japanit Matcha & Coffee should be every local matchaholic’s beloved shrine.

Whether you’re looking for a place to get your matcha kick or your midday pick-me-up, bookmark Japanit Matcha & Coffee for your next dessert takeout or walking food tour.

Address:

  • 130 Trần Hưng Đạo, Phạm Ngũ Lão Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 
  • 62B Cao Thắng, Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 

Telephone: 0908 823 378
Opening hours: 9AM-9PM, Daily

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Cover image adapted from: Japanit Coffee&Matcha House

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