At only 3 months old, Cha Cha Matcha in Little Italy is already a huge success in! It has become the new New Yorker addiction – a good one!
This is certainly the new spot to try in Manhattan! You’ll find a bit of every type of people there – New Yorkers, families, young, old, tourists (a bit), and of course, a few bloggers since they do have some of the most instagrammable products!
The place is also very cheerful, with great summer colors, tropical vibe, a great music and yes, the b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l crowd!
Founders Matthew Morton and Conrad Sandelman, college friends, traveled around the world and ended up across the Globe, in Uji, located in Japan.
They fell in love with the culture, the people…and of course, the tea!
Coming back to NYC they joined their expertise in hospitality, with their huge passion for the matcha tea, and voilá! They created Cha Cha Matcha made with tea leaves directly from Uji, Japan!
The matcha’s you’ll find there are: the tradicional matcha, matcha latte both hot and cold, coconut matcha latte (the one we had!!!), matcha cappuccino and the refreshing matcha lemonade.
They also serve regular coffee – drips, expresso, macchiato, cappuccino, lattes, americanos, cold brews, draft lattes, etc. Plus, some great pastries to pair with your drinks.
When you go there, look at the wall inside the bar area! They have some pretty awesome vintage vinyl disc covers, all “Cha Cha” inspired. We found titles like “Cha Cha with Billy May” and “Mr. Cha Cha Cha with René Touzet”! So fun!
A little ‘cultural’ info: “The name Cha Cha Matcha is derived from the word “Ocha,” which translates to “tea” in Japanese.”
We’re sure you will love Cha Cha Matcha in Little Italy, and go back for more!
While you’re in the neighborhood, you can roam a bit and explore other places!
Try Greecologies – see what Emily Guggino, Founder of Mulberry & Grand says about it. If you’re hungry, grab lunch at the Mediterranean restaurant Rintintin. In the mood for drinks? The Ship is a fantastic spot in a secret basement for cocktails.
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 7pm
Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 8pm
Location: 373 Broome Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Cha Cha Matcha