Get matcha, fruit tea at two new Buford Highway spots

Matcha ice cream from Cafe Maiko
Matcha ice cream from Cafe Maiko

Two new businesses are serving up sweet treats and cool drinks on Buford Highway.

The first metro Atlanta location of Matcha Cafe Maiko officially opens today at noon after a few days in soft open mode. The spot is offering a free soft serve cone with any purchase. Customers must like the business' Facebook page and share its grand opening post.

The menu features a variety of matcha items including soft serve ice cream, shaved ice, parfaits, teas, frappes, lattes and floats as well as hojicha, a spicy tea.

Matcha Cafe Maiko opened its first store in Hawaii and also has locations in several states including California, Nevada, Maryland and Pennsylvania as well as Canada and China. A second metro Atlanta location is slated to open in Duluth this summer.

Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea opened in March but is celebrating its grand opening starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday with giveaways and free drinks.

The tea shop offers a variety of tea lattes, macchiatos and teas including the signature Yi Fang Tea made with pineapple, passion fruit and sliced apples and oranges combined with jade tea.

Cafe Matcha Maiko is open from noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Yi Fang is open from noon-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and noon-midnight Friday-Saturday.

Cafe Matcha Maiko, 5306 Buford Highway NE, Doraville. matchacafe-maiko.com

Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea, 5705 Buford Highway NE, Doraville. 678-395-5988, yifangfruitt.com/

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