Each year, I scour Austin for the best matcha desserts. I’m looking for matcha ice cream, pastries, cakes, donuts, etc. I’ve included my tried and true favorites, some larger chains, and one brand new spot I’m super excited about. If you know of a matcha dessert that I left off this guide, please comment below or find me on Instagram @discoveringATX to tell me!
This guide has been updated for 2023!
Businesses hours are still in flux and may be experiencing temporary shut downs due to staff shortages. Before you visit somewhere, in order to avoid disappointment, please be sure to double check their hours, locations, and available menu items.
Sweet Memes – Matcha Desserts
3801 S Congress Ave, Suite 109, Austin, TX 78704
Matcha lovers REJOICE because Sweet Memes has arrived. Sweet Memes is a fun, beautiful tea and dessert shop with several matcha dessert options. My plan was to order every matcha dessert on the menu (because usually places only have one or two options), but Sweet Memes had at least 4 different items! I landed on matcha tiramisu, a matcha soufflé pancake, and the matcha mille crepe. I mean LOOK AT THIS MENU! I’ll have to go back for the matcha fruit Shibuya toast. Once you finally make your dessert choice, you can photograph it next to all their cute interior decor. It’s really the perfect foodie spot!
Feng Cha – Matcha Desserts
Three locations in Austin (and one in Round Rock!)
Feng Cha is a delicious boba tea spot with new milk foam cakes! You can order a Matcha Love, which is a light, spongy cake coated with matcha milk foam and matcha powder. It’s so tasty! Also, according to their menu, it only has about 300 calories (which makes sense, because the cake is so light and airy). Bonus!
Asahi Imports – Matcha Soft Serve and Snacks
6105 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757 // 3005 S Lamar Blvd Suite B-105B, Austin, TX 78704 (no soft serve, but plenty of matcha treats!)
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, you can get an incredible matcha soft serve from Asahi Imports’ Burnet location for just a couple bucks. I was completely blown away by this little treat. The matcha flavoring is perfect and you can actually see the little bits of matcha powder in the soft serve. They updated the recipe to have a non-dairy creamer, making this delicious soft serve vegan! It also has that powdery mouth-feel that good matcha products have. You know what I’m talking about? Sure you do – you’re a matcha fan like me! Asahi Imports is primarily an Asian grocery store, so they sell all kinds of awesome matcha and green tea candy and snacks. Be sure to stock up on all your favorite candies, pocky, and mochi before ordering your soft serve.
OMG Squee – Taiyaki Matcha Soft Serve and Mochi Donuts
4607 Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78702
If your matcha dessert needs to be Instagram-able, then the OMG Squee matcha taiyaki soft serve is what you need. Everything at OMG Squee is gluten-free, including their taiyaki (if that’s important to you). I thought the soft serve was a bit too icy, but the matcha flavor was really great. And you can’t deny, it looks SO cute in photos! As far as I know, this is the only place in Austin serving a dessert like this. Pro tip: top it with toasted marshmallow fluff and a macaron. OMG Squee also sells absolutely adorable mochi donuts and matcha is a rotating flavor! If you want a box of these cut mochi donuts, I highly recommend you preorder and double check they have matcha as one of the flavors that week. OMG Squee is always updating their hours (they’re doing the MOST over there!) so make sure you double check before you visit.
Cottage Bakeries – BOM Bakeshop (matcha mochi donuts and other treats) and Cookie Wookie Kitchen (matcha cookies)
BOM Bakeshop is a popup bakeshop that loves to spread joy! All of their items are 100% gluten-free and are made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen. They have constantly rotating flavors, so matcha won’t be available all the time – check the website before ordering to see what’s in stock.
Cookie Wookie Kitchen makes cookies (and so much more!) based on popular Asian inspired flavors. The dough is aged 1-3 days in small batches, to allow time for the flour to absorb all the flavors from the butter, sugar, and vanilla. I tried a box that included flavors like peppermint hot cocoa, coquet, toasted pecan anisette, along with black sesame cookies and cream, ube coconut, Vietnamese coffee with cocoa nibs and more. Tell me those flavors don’t sound delicious! My favorite cookie was the matcha pistachio, so a couple weeks later, I decided to order my own box of JUST matcha pistachio. The flavors rotate, so just double check matcha pistachio is available before ordering! You can order cookies for local delivery or you can find Cookie Wookie at various popups around town. Follow her on instagram @cookiewookiekitchen to see where she’s popping up next!
Beard Papas – Green Tea Cream Puffs
3220 Feathergrass Ct Suite 138, Austin, TX 78758
Beard Papas began in Japan in 1999 and have since expanded to over 400 stores in 15 countries and we are lucky enough to have one at the Domain! Beard Papas makes the “world’s best cream puff” and I have to say… they’re pretty dang good. SO MESSY, but good. First you pick your shell, then you pick your filling. Obviously, my favorite was the green tea eclair and the green tea filling! There’s a little bit of seating inside, but of course, there’s plenty of outdoor space at the Domain! If you’re not comfortable sitting inside, you can find a comfy spot outside to devour your cream puffs.
Dipdipdip Ice Cream – Matcha Ice Cream Pints
7301 Burnet Rd Ste 101, Austin, TX
Next door to Dipdipdip Tatsu-ya is their small Dipdipdip Ice Cream walk-up window! They’re back slinging delicious ice cream concoctions like the Matcha Cha-Cha: matcha green tea ice cream with sweet black soy beans, adzuki puree, and whipped crème fraîche inside a matcha dipped cone.
Sugar Pine – Matcha Ice Cream
8578 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Sugar Pine is a cute little neighborhood restaurant serving up some tasty Japanese cuisine. They have bento boxes, onigiri, beer, sake, and homemade ice cream. Matcha is one of their flavors and YUM is it good. It’s on the sweeter side and has a great matcha flavor. The ice cream is extremely smooth and creamy. I made a wonderful little lunch with some of their on-the-go onigiri and a scoop of matcha ice cream. If you’re ordering your food to go or doing curbside pickup/deliver, you can get their ice cream by the pint!
Snowy Village – Matcha Bingsu
6929 Airport Boulevard #135 Austin, TX 78752 // 1700 W Parmer Ln #244 Austin, TX 78727
Bingsu is such a fun little dessert. It’s a popular Korean shaved ice where the shaved ice bits are very fine and powdery – like snow! It’s light and fluffy and quickly dissolves in your mouth. Snowy Village has several bingsu toppings, including matcha! The shaved ice itself isn’t matcha flavored, but the top is powdered with it.
Dolce Neve – Matcha Gelato
1713 South 1st street, Austin, TX 78704 // 1109 East 5th street, suite 170, Austin, TX 78702
Dolce Neve is serving up the highest quality gelato in Austin, if you ask me. It’s incredibly smooth and creamy, flavorful, and SO fresh. Their matcha gelato is so powdery and delicious. I almost solely order their matcha when I visit. However, they recently added a new flavor to the rotation – Hojicha – which is roasted matcha and I MUST try it! Because they make everything super fresh and according to what fruits are in season, they have a lot of rotating flavors. Check ahead of time to make sure they have matcha or Hojicha!
85°C – Matcha Baked Goods
11301 Lakeline Blvd, #140 Austin, TX 78717 // 6929 Airport Blvd, #197 Austin, TX 78752
This place was recommended to me many times when I was looking for matcha desserts, and I can see why! 85°C Bakery Cafe was founded with the philosophy
of 5-star quality baked goods at affordable prices. Today, 85°C has over 1,000 locations worldwide! I’ve visited both locations in Austin and had excellent experiences at each one. It’s set up so that you take a tray and some tongs with you while you walk through all the bakery displays, picking whichever desserts look interesting to you. I’m sure their items vary from day-to-day, but I snagged a matcha coco bun and a matcha red bean roll on my last visit.
Other great matcha baked goods can be found at:
Tous Les Jours
6808 N Lamar Blvd Suite B-115 Austin, TX 78752 // 11301 Lakeline Blvd Austin, TX 78717
99 Ranch Market
6929 Airport Blvd. Austin, TX 78752
That’s it for now! Did I miss something? Please comment below. I definitely want to keep this list updated and growing.
If you’re looking for more of the “2023 Best Places to Eat in Austin” lists, from cupcakes to BBQ to East side hot spots, check out the complete list of city guides HERE!
mmmmm matcha madness! Thanks for sharing all of these lovely options