Port Property and their commercial broker, Porta & Company, are excited to announce the arrival of “Matcha Mood” – a brand-new, matcha-focused café! Matcha Mood has signed a two-year lease at 654 Congress Street, with the 640 square-foot, street-level space scheduled to open this week in downtown Portland.
Specializing in matcha-based beverages, baked goods, and merchandise, Matcha Mood was founded by sisters Phuntira and Sarochinee Tiparos. With a background in the food and beverage industry, the Tiparos sisters created Matcha Mood to bring a unique café experience to Portland and diversify the city’s beverage offerings. Matcha, a type of green tea originating from Japan, is known for its rich antioxidant content and offers a refreshing alternative to coffee. Matcha Mood will provide a wide selection of carry-out hot and cold matcha beverages, including lattés and lemonade, matcha-filled food from ice cream to homemade coconut cake, and retail items including tea equipment, accessories, and branded merchandise.
“We are thrilled to introduce our matcha-centric concept in downtown Portland,” says Sarochinee Tiparos, co-owner of Matcha Mood. “After a thorough search for the right space, we could not be happier to open at 654 Congress Street. Matcha Mood will provide a fun, inviting café experience that offers neighbors and visitors a new go-to for their morning or mid-afternoon pick me up.”
Ideally located in Portland’s bustling Arts District, 654 Congress Street offers a high-traffic, high-visibility retail space with exposed white brick, ample signage opportunities, and large windows. Matcha Mood’s interior design will be inspired by the distinctive green color palette of matcha and will showcase the creativity of their offerings. With 640 square feet of space, Matcha Mood will include some indoor seating with plans to expand into patio seating during the warmer months.
The lease was brokered by Anthony Struzziero and Emmett Peoples of Porta & Company.
Matcha Mood opened its doors to the public on Sunday, September 17 at 9AM. The café’s regular operating hours will be Monday-Sunday from 9AM-4PM. Learn more at www.matchamoodmaine.com.