MatchaBar Opens New Location in Los Angeles

by Jordan G. Hardin 0

Matcha Bar Opens in Silver Lake

MatchaBar, New York City’s matcha-exclusive tea bar/shop opened their newest location in Los Angeles this weekend. 

Run by the Fortgang Brothers, Max & Graham, MatchaBar began as a caffeine-addiction turned reality. After falling in love with matcha, they began sourcing their product directly from a single family farm in Nishio, Japan. In 2014, they opened their first MatchaBar in Brooklyn and expanded to Manhattan in 2015. Shortly after, they created their own line of bottled matcha, available at markets in the greater New York area. 

MatchaBar’s first West Coast location boasts white brick and tile, outdoor patio seating, and new warm-weather friendly signature drinks, such as matcha with coconut water and sparkling lavender lemonade matcha. Pastries are made fresh by Gjusta and a small food menu was co-created by Amara Kitchen, both Los Angeles staples. A standard coffee menu is also available.

Menu at Matcha Bar

MatchaBar has positioned themselves in the heart of Silver Lake’s Sunset Strip, between a veritable who’s-who of coffee powerhouses in Los Angeles. It’s less than a mile away from Intelligensia Coffee, Dinosaur Coffee, and Alfred Coffee, and just over a mile away from Woodcat Coffee Bar and Blue Bottle Coffee. There’s so much coffee in any given city, much to the chagrin of tea lovers out there, and specifically in this neighborhood, thus opening up a tea bar is a clear statement. There are rumors of another LA-based MatchaBar opening before the year’s done, so it looks like a statement that isn’t done being made.



Jordan G. Hardin

Jordan G. Hardin has spent most of his life working in the food and beverage industry; in the kitchen, as a waiter, as a bartender, and as many more. A native of Northern Idaho, he studied Film in New York City, then moved to Los Angeles to write. After 7 years working in tea, he currently serves as Beverage Director of Alfred Coffee and Alfred Tea Room, and as Editor in Chief of World of Tea. In the meantime, he reads, writes, eats, drinks, and polishes up original screenplays with his best friend.

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