CHICAGO’S FIRST MATCHA-FOCUSED CAFÉ ANNOUNCES GRAND OPENING IN LINCOLN PARK

Updated: Sep 6, 2021


"Iced Matchacita Drinks"

Photo: Courtesy of Matchacita Cafe


CHICAGO (March 25, 2021) Matchacita, Chicago’s first matcha-focused café, announces the grand opening at 705 W. Belden Ave. in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Founded and co-owned by Bianca Pearson, Matchacita is a dual-branded partnership with the recently opened health-conscious eatery Squeez Juice Bar, founded by Zach Segal.

An exclusive concept to Chicago, Matchacita offers a full menu of lattes, specialty drinks and pastries that boast superfoods such as antioxidants and all the benefits of matcha.

“Matchacita, a play on ‘mamacita,’ is a brand I’ve been envisioning for a while,” said Bianca Pearson, Founder and Co-Owner of Matchacita. “I saw an opportunity to bring a fully matcha-fied menu to Chicago, where people could enjoy a delicious drink, grab a bite and snap a selfie in a one-of-a-kind café.”

Pearson, who brings more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry to Matchacita, met Segal while working at Joy District where they vowed to go into business together when the time was right. The partners knew the Squeez Lincoln Park location was the perfect space for their creative venture. With a keen eye for design, Pearson brings an Instagram-worthy, tropical vibe to the Matchacita brand joining Squeez Juice Bar.

OG matcha-enthusiasts will enjoy classic lattes such as the Charcoal Matcha with activated charcoal and sprinkled with edible flower petals; Lavender Matcha; and Ginger Turmeric topped with a matcha shot. Add an espresso shot to make it “dirty” or level up your latte with accessories like lucky charms, CBD oil or collagen “glitter.”


Pink Latte (dirty)

Photo: Courtesy of Matchacita Cafe

For those all about that #TeaLife, try the Lavender Iced Tea swirled with lavender syrup and Yuzu Lemonade with or without matcha. Spice up your Instagram feed with a #CoffeeGram of a Specialty Drink, like the Pink Latte, a blend of pitaya, strawberry syrup and choice of milk, stenciled “LIVIN LA VIDA MATCHA” on top.

Have your matcha and eat it too with Matcha Waffles, decked out with seasonal fruit, cocoa nibs and drizzled with pure maple syrup. Signature dishes like Avocado Lox and Strawberry Nutella Toast, plus an array of glow-boosting smoothies from Pitaya to Blackberry are available to order. Look out for Dalgona Coffee and Matcha Lattes, as seen on TikTok, to be added to the menu after opening.

Matchacita is open for pickup and delivery (within a five-mile radius) Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ABOUT MATCHACITA

Matchacita, Chicago’s first matcha-focused café located at 705 W. Belden Ave. and founded and co-owned by Bianca Pearson, is a dual-branded partnership with the recently opened health-conscious eatery Squeez Juice Bar, founded by Zach Segal. As the first and only café in Chicago, with an Instagram-worthy scene, to offer a full menu of lattes, specialty drinks, breakfast items and pastries, Matchacita’s menu boasts superfoods such as antioxidants and all the benefits of matcha. For hours and ordering via pickup or delivery, visit Matchacita online at www.matchacitachi.com, on Instagram at @matchacitachi and Facebook at @MatchaCita.

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