Sweet-sipping bubble tea cafés in Calgary

An Asian drink made with black or green tea mixed with fruit juice or milk, bubble tea gets its name from jelly-like tapioca balls that are added to the drink. It’s a delicious treat that’s available in seemingly endless varieties and is often served with snacks. Find bubble tea at the following cafés and dessert houses.  

Bubble Mania Cafe Ltd

1
455 16 Ave Ne, Calgary, AB T2E 1K3

The Bubblemania drink menu features a wide variety of refreshments including milk-based bubble tea as well as black- and green-tea varieties and red-bean-milk smoothies. The café also offers an extensive food menu, with items such as wings, mushroom gyoza and more. A spacious spot featuring plenty of seating, it’s a great place for late-night snacking with friends – it’s open until midnight weekdays and 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Chatime

2
102-328 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4X6

Chatime offers bubble tea made with fresh ingredients such as taro root and fruit juices such as mango, peach and even kumquat. All are customizable in terms of sweetness and ice content. In addition to bubble tea, this bright little street-side, diner-style café in Dragon City Mall also offers tea of the non-bubble variety, coffee and smoothies.

Try Again Beverage's House

3
111 3 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B7

Hidden away below the HSBC Bank in Chinatown, this is a must-visit for bubble tea aficionados. With more menu options than any other Asian café in the city, Try Again offers an incredible variety of drinks featuring fresh fruit and many other ingredient options. These include everything from tried-and-true flavours such as strawberry and raspberry to more adventurous flavours such as sweet potato and durian-coconut.

Enerje Cafe

4
1075 Falconridge Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 3H4

This polished café in McKnight Village in Falconridge serves a variety of bubble tea flavours such as cantaloupe and durian-avocado in tall, glass carafes. Its food menu features snacks such as steamed buns, ramen bowls, chicken-wing baskets and papaya salad. With lots of open space, it’s a pleasant place to spend time with friends over a game of pool or foosball.

Hi Tea

5
312 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B8

A tiny bubble tea counter sandwiched between Dragon City Mall and Hing Wah Imports on Centre Street Southeast in Chinatown, Hi-Tea serves mixable fruit flavours such as mango, pomegranate, dragon fruit and more. Pair your choice of drink with a variety of appetizers such as popcorn chicken and curry fish balls.

Pearl House Cafe

6
142-328 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4X6

Located in Dragon City Mall, Pearl House is one of the cheaper bubble tea spots and offers great value for your money. The busy counter-service café serves both fruit and powdered-tea varieties. Bubble tea flavours include blueberry, strawberry, green apple and Ovaltine bubble tea as well as barley-germ milk tea. Hot drinks including coffee and cappuccino are also available.

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