8 Spots for the Best Matcha Desserts in the Triangle

Best Matcha Desserts in the Triangle

Ever since I moved to the Triangle, I’ve wanted to do a Matcha Dessert Guide as I did for Austin. Unfortunately, matcha desserts haven’t been as popular in this area as they are in my previous hometowns of Austin and Houston. The rarity makes this running list even more special to me. I’ve searched high and low for these four spots for the best matcha desserts in the Triangle. I can’t wait to find more as I continue to eat around town! If you have an inside scoop on more matcha treats, please tell me about them in the comments! I’d be matcha obliged.

Matcha Mousse Cake at Asali Desserts & Cafe

Best Matcha Desserts in the Triangle

Asali Desserts makes some of the most beautiful desserts in the area. Definitely visit even if you’re not looking for matcha. Pastry Chef and Owner Hanadi is extremely talented and creative. She currently has a matcha mousse cake that is amazingly balanced. Matcha can be an overpowering flavor if not handled with finesse. I think this leads to some bakers erring on the safe side and going light on the matcha, leaving your matcha craving wanting. This silky mousse cake has a strong matcha flavor that is balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness! I never want this cake to go out of rotation! (So, help me out by visiting them and trying this cake out for yourself!)

Asali Desserts & Cafe
107 Edinburgh S Dr. Suite 106-A, Cary, NC 27511

Green Tea Cheesecake at Stir

Best Matcha Desserts in the Triangle

This green tea cheesecake from Stir with berry topping was the inspiration to commit to my whims of creating a matcha dessert guide. You can say it stirred something in me 😆. This cheesecake is delightful. Sugarface isn’t the biggest fan of green tea desserts, but the green tea flavor was subtle enough that both of us were able to enjoy it!

Stir Raleigh
4242 Six Forks Rd #100, Raleigh, NC 27609

Matcha Cake at Tous les Jours

Best Matcha Desserts in the Triangle

Tous les Jours, a global bakery originally from South Korea, has a location inside of HMart in Cary. You can also find Green Tea swiss rolls here and green tea macarons! You’re going to want to take some of their bread products home too.

Tous les Jours
961 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519

Matcha Crepe Cake at Brecotea

Matcha Crepe Cake from Crecotea

Also located in Cary, is another Asian bakery similar to Tous les Jour in offerings! They have popular creme cakes that sell out quickly and one of these popular flavors is the matcha crepe cake! During COVID, their self-serve bread boxes filled with delicious treats are now being handled by an employee. Don’t forget to stock up while you’re there!

1144 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511

Green Tea Mochi Donuts

Matcha donuts from Tonbo

Located in downtown Raleigh, Tonbo Ramen not only slings bowls of ramen (I like their mazemen!), but they also have mochi donuts! These made-to-order fried mochi donuts have a warm gooey center and come with a Videri chocolate ganache and blackberry apple brandy sauce. They’re so fun to eat with a playfully chewy texture.

Tonbo Ramen
211 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Boba Baba’s Mochi Donuts and Cream Puffs

Every other weekend, Boba Baba, a boba shop in Cary, sells mochi donuts! They have matcha glazed mochi donuts as well as taro glazed mochi donuts. They alternate between selling these donuts and cream puffs every other weekend. So if you stop by and don’t find these mochi donuts, you’ll still luck out with a matcha cream puff!

Boba Baba
12102 Bradford Green Square, Cary, NC 27513

Heirloom Brewshop’s Matcha White Chocolate Chip Cookie

I was working outside at Union Station Plaza which is such a great excuse to pop into Heirloom Brewshop. They have one of my favorite matcha lattes in the Triangle. I looked over their cookie case and spied a matcha cookie! A white chocolate matcha sugar cookie. A stand-up cookie!

P.S. During COVID-19, they’re open for takeout and delivery.

Heirloom Brewshop 
219 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

Matcha Bundt Cake at Idle Hour

Idle Hour Coffee Roasters is such a cheerful space! I haven’t worked my way through their offerings yet but had to get their matcha bundt cake when I first visited. This bundt cake was made special with edible flowers sprinkled on top over a matcha glaze.

Idle Hour Coffee Roasters
1818 Oberlin Rd #103, Raleigh, NC 27608

And that concludes my list of precious four spots in the Triangle for matcha desserts. If you know of any more, I’d love for you to give me the scoop in the comments!

For more desserts in the Triangle, check out my guide to Best Frozen Desserts in the Triangle. And there’s even more Triangle content on my Ultimate Guide to the Triangle.

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