Whether you’re into the Brown Sugar Bubble Tea trend, or have a taste for the numerous fruity, coffee, tea or classic flavoured options…Toronto has something for everyone at countless bubble tea hotspots across the city. We may even go as far to call ourselves the bubble tea capital of Canada (step aside Vancouver).
Wondering where the closest top bubble tea near me is?
Here’s Toronto Top 10 Bubble Tea Places across the City:
From Chinatown to the Junction, Koreatown, Corktown, Queen West, Scarborough and more, these top Bubble Tea brands have locations popping up across the map.
10. ChaTime (Multiple Locations)
This popular Taiwanese chain has plenty of locations around the city to satisfy our bubble tea cravings. The completely customizable menu allows you to get creative as you like with your tea.
MUST HAVE: Any one of the signature milk teas, the Pearl Milk Tea lightly sweetened is a consistent go-to for the satisfying burst of tapioca.
9. TIKA Tea House in Yorkville
Definitely more so known for their fruity sensations, TIKA has a variety of options. From tea drinks, to fruity, coffee and more. Just steps south of Bloor St. on Yonge, on the South East corner of Charles St.
MUST HAVE: Any of their signature Tika fruit teas, packed with freshly sliced strawberry, orange, watermelon, grapefruit, lime and lemon in a base of green tea.
8. Gong Cha (Multiple Locations)
The team at Gong Cha have perfected their tea brews, using traditional blends of black, green and oolong leaves for flawless creations.
MUST HAVE: The Milk Foam Green Tea from their Milk Foam Series is a simple but divine brew topped with creamy milk foam for the perfect finish.
7. Real Fruit Bubble Tea (Multiple Locations)
As the name suggests, Real Fruit Bubble Tea creates tasty teas and smoothies that are packed full of fresh fruits for a sweet treat.
MUST HAVE: All of the Fruit Slush creations are blended with real fruit, cut in store making these a popular choice. You can definitely never go wrong with the Mango Pineapple Slush with Tapioca.
6. Yi Fang Fruit Tea (Multiple Locations)
Stand-outs at this tea chain with locations around the city are definitely the fruity beverages created with real fruit bits inside. Yi Fang also ensures all teas are authentic Taiwanese blends.
MUST TRY: The Yi Fang Signature Fruit tea infused with orange, apple, passionfruit and a traditional pineapple jam imported from Taiwan is an absolute show-stopper.
5. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice (Multiple Locations)
We love CoCo Fresh for their reliable and consistently delicious drinks. With plenty of options from Fresh Fruit Teas to Tea Macchiatos, CoCo satisfies all of our cravings.
MUST HAVE: The Bubble Gaga is an exciting mix of passion fruit tea with coconut jelly and pearls that never falls short of excellence.
4. The Alley (Multiple Locations)
These brown sugar and matcha delights are refreshing, smooth and hit all the right spots when you’re craving.
MUST HAVE: The Deerioca Fever, definitely a cult fav’ with a layer of warm brown sugar tapioca, balanced with milk.
3. TRU Tea (Multiple Locations)
TRU tea knows how to keep things exciting, using toppings beyond just your average tapioca, like sweet barley and purple rice.
MUST HAVE: A spin on a classic, the Fresh Taro TRU Tea with Sweet Purple Rice is definitely a winner here.
2. Hey Sugar (Multiple Locations)
Hey Sugar is putting a healthier spin on bubble tea and it is working. Bubble teas here can be much less sweet (contrary to the name) than you may be used to because they don’t soak their tapioca in brown sugar as most companies tend to do.
MUST TRY: For a refreshing treat order the Fresh Iced Grapefruit Drink. Real grapefruit is mixed into a coconut jelly for a combination of sweet and tart.
1. Bubble Lee (Multiple Locations)
While known for their perfected brown sugar milk tea creations, Bubble Lee is doing everything right in the realm of bubble tea.
MUST HAVE: Any item from the Brown Sugar Bubble Collection, like the Jasmine Tea with Fresh Milk, is a perfect blend of sweet, creamy and delicious.