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Egypt’s Most Marvellous Matcha - A SceneEats Guide

We’re getting our greens in matcha form this summer.

Layla Raik

In fear of the globally anticipated caffeine crash, we’ve attempted every trick in the book to maintain our energy throughout the day, traversing through herb store after herb store in search of the elixir of wakefulness. That’s why when a certain green drink (that both sufficiently jolted us awake and maintained its richness in nutritional value) washed on our shores from the far East, we jumped right in.

Times have changed since the early days of matcha in Egypt, and today, the creamy matcha latte is a widespread fan-favourite. In response to this unprecedented matcha growth, we’ve compiled this list of 14 spots that have perfected the drink, because you can never have too matcha matcha (pun intended).


Cult

Twelve, Sheikh Zayed & Hacienda White, North Coast

The dedicated home of the matcha, Cult has us all at the altar of its green powder tea, usually enjoyed with a classic NYC bagel.


Brown Nose

Branches all over Cairo & the North Coast

Our noses are turning green this time thanks to the premier coffee spot’s delicious matcha.


20Grams

Garden 8, New Cairo & Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed

Hailing from the UAE, 20Grams’ matcha lattes extend past the caffeine of our iced cappuccinos and into the realm of delectable green tea.


Taiki

Saba Basha, Alexandria

The Japanese coffee and tea destination of Alexandria, Taiki, is a real expert in the art of matcha, employing authentic whisking techniques to craft your matcha to perfection.


1Percent

Ibrahim Salama St., Ismailia

Planning a quick trip to the land of mango this summer? Stop by Ismailia’s 1Percent for a quick matcha boost on the way.


Ming & Tea

St. 231, Maadi

Sometimes, our unmotivated souls need more than a matcha fix. Sometimes, you need to add boba to that to get it to work, and Ming & Tea is the spot to visit for the perfectly balanced matcha latte boba.


CAF

5A, New Cairo, District 5, Sokhna Road & Park St., Sheikh Zayed

CAF promises you one thing: a creamy matcha latte that will, unlike other caffeine-crash-inducing drinks, never let you down.


Second Cup

Branches all over Cairo

An energy boost that will probably result in you asking for a Second Cup, the café’s green tea latte is a delicious melody of rich flavour.


Dancing Goat Roasters

Branches all over Cairo & the North Coast

Roasters, brewers, they’ve got it all. The Dancing Goat matcha is so good it has us wondering if it’s secretly coffee in disguise.


Nabat

Capital Promenade, Sheikh Zayed, Gezira Club, Zamalek & Smart Village

Home of wellness, Nabat crafts matcha so aromatically fresh it feels like a breath of condensed summer air.


Genco

St. 253, Maadi

A serene minimalist haven on the (suitably) green streets of Maadi, Genco is the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of matcha while taking in the surrounding greenery and, potentially, being born anew.


Social Speciality Coffee

Branches all over Cairo & the North Coast

Fancy matcha with a side of gossip? Social is the budding hub for conversations of all frequencies and matcha that hits the sleep-deprived spot. 


Koffee Kulture

Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed & BRGR Trucks, North Coast

Matcha by the beach, anyone? Koffee Kulture’s canned matcha is, besides being as delicious as matcha through a straw, endlessly more convenient.


30 NORTH

Branches all over Cairo & the North Coast

Fluent in all dialects of caffeine, 30 NORTH’s matcha is as eloquently noteworthy as their coffee (with added health benefits).

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