Montreal’s best spots for bubble tea

Ten years ago if you asked someone on the streets of Montreal what a bubble tea was, chances are you would have gotten a blank stare. Nowadays it’s all the rage, particularly with young adults (and anyone young at heart!). What fun to find huge tapioca balls at the bottom of your fruit or milk based iced tea. Find out where to get this Taiwanese creation right here in our town.

Patisserie Harmonie

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85, rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C2

I love little bakeries like this! Harmonie is a great choice to grab a few sweet or savoury buns or Chinese egg tarts along with your bubble tea – all for a very reasonable price. There are plenty of flavours to choose from, so you may have to make multiple visits to try them all.

Magic Idea

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1675, boul de Maisonneuve O, Montréal, QC H3H 1J6

At Magic Idea you can enjoy your bubble tea with a soup or a small dish. Night owls will be happy to know they’re open late and offer free WiFi. The mango bubble tea is one of the favourites on the menu here.

L2 Lounge L2 Lounge

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71 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C2

Not only is this a great spot to get fun bubble teas with fresh fruit, it is also quite the hangout spot for groups looking to play some fun games. Gather your friends for a bubble tea and some card games, touchscreen games or foosball matches.

Nos Thés

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1609, rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H3H 1L8

Nos Thés is a very popular spot with the Concordia crowd where you’ll find great bubble teas here and a big selection of real Taiwanese dishes. For something just a little bit different, try the yarrow bubble tea or a bubble tea popsicle.

Chatime

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1811 rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H3H 1M2

A franchise that’s based in China, Chatime are known for their extensive selection of flavours and the ability to custom order your sugar and ice ratios. The pearl milk tea is a favourite.

To Go Bubble Tea

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6700 ch de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3S 2A8

Côte-des-Neiges is a great part of town to find a variety of bubble teas. One spot you really should try, tucked away in a small shopping center, is the very reasonably priced To Go Bubble Tea counter. As the name suggests, it is a take-out place only.

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