Chanoma Cafe


For me matcha is an acquired taste. I never understood the craze behind it until I went to Japan where I fell in love hard, very hard. One sip of the matcha float at Chanoma Cafe and I was hooked – just hook it to my veins for crying out loud! The bitter matcha flavour with a subtle lingering sweetness was found in both the latte and the creamy smooth softserve - this is the real deal boys and girls.

Matcha Float – Iced Matcha Latte with Matcha Softserve ($5.90)

The matcha fruit parfait looked drop dead gorgeous with layers of fruit and cornflakes topped with whipped cream, mochi (rice cake) and pocky. Matcha softserve was even hidden inside the fresh, crunchy waffle cone! In all seriousness about the cornflakes don’t knock it till you try it, it really gives a crunchy surprise. The fruits tasted bland and lifeless like it came from a can. Every single other element was just right but the fruit let this parfait down.

Matcha Fruit Parfait ($9.50)

Hearing so much about these soy butter and dried seaweed flakes shaked chips I had to try it. I love my chips crunchy, fresh and hot but these guys were pretty soggy (not my ideal chips).

Shaked Chips – Soy Butter with Dried Seaweed Flakes ($4.40)

So how much did I love the matcha? I came back on my last day to grab another matcha float before my flight, I was absolutely in love. Should definitely get something matcha here even if it’s the soft serve, you won’t do wrong by it :)

Food: 5/5 (for the matcha of course)
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5

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