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.


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.