MELBOURNE | What happens when premium matcha brand Matcha Ya teams up with Japanese gachapon vendors Gacha Gacha? You end up with Gacha Cafe. Following their first successful café in Sydney, Gacha Gacha has come to Melbourne. I visited for What’s On Melbourne to find out more.
Gacha Café specialises in matcha and hojicha drinks and gelato, mochi ice cream, and gacha toys. Using the best quality local and Japanese ingredients, the rotating menu of sweet treats includes things like matcha bubble tea, black sesame mochi-encased gelato, and kinako milky snow with mochi.
The quality of the ingredients used is clear from the first bite. The snacks are pretty keenly priced too, compared to other similar places around town.
On the gachapon side of things, you’ll find a large vending machine directly next to the café window. Imported from Japan, it’s filled with the latest gacha toys that are trending in Japan at any given time. Being separate from the café part of Gacha Gacha means that the vending machine is accessible 24/7.
LG, Shop 14, Melbourne Central
300 Lonsdale Street
Mon – Sun: 12:00pm to 8:30pm