Little Matcha Girl
Matcha, a finely ground form of green tea, is a trendy addition to cafe menus. But the ancient Japanese drink is Little Matcha Girl’s raison d'être. And unlike many cafes, its matcha – sourced direct from a family farm in Japan – is prepared as it should be.
Based on the tradition of the Japanese tea ceremony, the barista stirs precise quantities of matcha powder with water with a bamboo whisk, for a fresh and flavorsome shot. The matcha latte isn’t sugary. Instead it has five milliliters of sugar syrup lining the rim of its glass – just enough to balance out the grassy flavor. And the cold-brew matcha, made with just icy water and matcha, is a potent and cooling tonic for summer.
Regular coffee is offered, with beans from the excellent South Perth-based Blacklist Coffee Roasters, and extra creamy milk.
There’s also a selection of Japanese-inspired cakes, such as orange-yuzu tarts, matcha éclairs, and black-sesame profiteroles. The Spanish chef brings his background in classic European pastry techniques to perfect the light and spongy delicacies.
Owner Stefanie Wee hand-folded the paper cranes suspended from the ceiling of the sleek, minimalist cafe. Like most things in Little Matcha Girl, it was inspired by Japan – the legend that folding 1000 paper cranes brings peace and good luck. Given the cafe’s success, it appears to be working.
We do not seek or accept payment from the cafes, restaurants, bars and shops listed in the Directory – inclusion is at our discretion. Venue profiles are written by independent freelancers paid by Broadsheet.