New Blue Algae coffee is all the rage, but will you like it a latte?

A vegan cafe is taking Melbourne by storm with their latest concoction, the ‘Smurf Latte’.

Made with blue algae, ginger, lemon and frothed up with coconut milk – this blue treat is all the rage and only one of a variety of healthy lattes available at the cafe.

If you’re into drinking your veggies, a beetroot, mushroom and even turmeric latte are among a list of colourful creations available on the menu.


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While some may question the bizarre algae ingredient, the owners of Matcha Mylkbar in St Kilda say the Smurf Latte “tastes nothing like sea water or algae”.

“Our newest invention- the smurf latte getting so much attention. It’s clearly not a shy smurf! Made with algae- the most nutrient dense food in the whole world, according to some! Don’t worry it tastes as good as it looks- nothing like sea water or algae actually,” the caption of an image posted on their Instagram page reads.