RIVER NORTH — Matcha Cita, a matcha-focused cafe, is opening its second location in an upscale fitness studio just six months after opening in the West Loop.

The retro, tropical vibes of Matcha Cita are coming to Studio Three, 648 N. Clark St. The cafe will feature white marble tables for 12 and a sidewalk patio for the warmer months.

The company previously had a popular pop-up in Lincoln Park in 2021, then opened its first permanent location at 1017 W. Lake St.

Much like its West Loop location, the cafe will feature Instagram-worthy decor with bold, bright pastels accented by tropical print wallpaper, disco balls, neon signs and “photo-worthy swings with decor.” floral,” according to a press release.

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Matcha Cita will be offering a variety of matcha drinks and smoothie bowls, located inside Studio Three at River North.

The menu features hot and iced matcha drinks like the Pink Señorita with matcha, strawberry pitaya and coconut milk; and Purple Haze with matcha, lavender, CBD and oat milk.

Customers can also order from a range of smoothie bowl options as a post-workout treat.

Founded by Bianca Pearson with co-owner Vincent Lujan, Matcha Cita was created out of Pearson’s love for matcha and interior design, according to a press release. Matcha Cita, which roughly translates to matcha date in Spanish, is a play on a reference to the “timeless coffee date.”

“Following the welcome reception we received in the West Loop, we are excited to expand and bring Matcha Cita to Studio Three in River North,” Pearson said in a statement. “Their tight-knit community makes it a perfect place for our second coffee.”

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Purple Haze with matcha, lavender, cbd and oat milk – is one of the many drinks available at Matcha Cita.

Studio Three offers three class styles under one roof: Interval, Cycle, and Yoga. There are three locations in Lincoln Park, Fulton Market and River North.

“We are thrilled to welcome Matcha Cita to Studio Three River North,” David Blitz, CEO and Co-Founder of Studio Three said in a statement. “Bianca and her team have cultivated a loyal following with matcha drinks, smoothies, freshly baked pastries and more. With a thoughtful signature menu and a bright, welcoming space – not to mention the pre and post-workout benefits of matcha – it’s going to be a hit with our community.

Matcha Cita at Studio Three will be open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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