10 Best Bubble Tea Shops In Calgary, Canada - Updated 2021

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Arguably Alberta state’s largest city, Calgary rests between the eastern foothills of the Rockies and the Prairies in Canada. The city has a duality that might be too much to explore within a limited time span. A good way to start might be with a stop at one of these haunts to get your fix of the latest Taiwanese sensation in the F&B scene. From street-side stalls and casual cafes to high-end gourmet restaurants, bubble tea was nowhere and now suddenly it’s everywhere! This wildly popular drink, also known as boba tea or pearl milk tea, finds its origins in Taiwan but is savoured by peeps across the world. And Calgary is not behind in that race. These places serve some of the best bubble tea in Calgary, Canada that’ll leave you craving for more.

1. Gong Cha

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Posted by Gong Cha Calgary on Sunday, 14 July 2019

Gong Cha sure knows its bubble tea and makes it spot on. Their teas have a good flavour - a strong hit of tea without being too milky. Plus, their creative concoctions, such as the lemon wintermelon with basil seeds or the milk foam black tea, are totally yummy too. QQ-passion fruit green tea is another one of their hot-selling items that you should try. Do note that Gong Cha has three outlets – one in Chinatown, Country Hills, and Crossiron Mills each – so you can easily lay your hands on a cup!

Gong Cha

Address: 303 Centre Street SW #106a, Calgary, AB T2G 2B9, Canada

Website: Gong Cha

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

2. Chatime

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Posted by Chatime Creekside on Saturday, 7 September 2019

Another one of the best bubble teas that you should seek is the Chatime franchise. Their roasted milk teas are just spectacular! Else, there’s an extensive variety of flavours on their menu that you can choose from. Chatime’s salty mousse drinks – bubble teas with a topping of mousse – are also something that you can try. We’ve given details of just one, but there are multiple outlets of Chatime across the city. Also, remember that this place is all about drinks so bring your own snacks or grab some from elsewhere.

Chatime

Address: 12030 Symons Valley Rd NW #14, Calgary, AB T3P 0C5, Canada

Website: Chatime

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

3. The Alley

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Posted by The Alley - It's time for tea on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

For a slightly upscale and not so casual haunt, try The Alley. They are also nailing their bubble teas to the T! The place has been done in an entirely chic manner, so it doubles up as a great location for business and formal meetings as well. As for their drinks, they manufacture their own tapioca pearls and sugarcane syrup for the bubble teas, which gives their drinks a unique taste and an edge over those you’ll find elsewhere. Plus, they don’t skimp on the fruit quantity either. Quite a posh affair, this one. Try it!

The Alley

Address: Unit 103, 233 Centre St S W, Calgary, AB T2G 2B7, Canada

Website: The Alley

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm

4. Bubblemania Cafe

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Posted by Bubblemania Cafe on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Bubblemania Cafe is among Calgary’s most frequented cafes and hangout spots. It’s almost always bustling with excitable customers chattering away while snacking on one of the appetizers or sipping a yummy drink. This place is open until the wee hours of the morning and is located centrally as well. So, if you’re planning to head here during peak hours, be prepared to wait a bit. Their coconut and taro (What’s Up), mango and coconut (Malaya), and mango and peach (Puppy Love) bubble tea flavours are some of the most popular ones.

Bubblemania Cafe

Address: 455 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8K9, Canada

Website: Bubblemania Cafe

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 5pm - 12am; Wed - Thu: 2pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 2pm - 2am

5. Yummy Q

Posted by Yummy.Q & Unique on Sunday, 21 April 2019

Yummy Q not only does its bubble teas well but they also have some quirky stuff like bubble waffles. This place has been done up in a zany manner, and the candy-covered wall – an entire wall covered with buckets of candies and snacks that you can buy – is definitely a stand-out. As far as the drinks are concerned, there are a ton of different kinds and each one is equally tasty.

Yummy Q

Address: 2-338 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V8, Canada

Website: Yummy Q

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 9am - 10pm

6. Presotea

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Posted by Presotea Alberta on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Presotea makes good bubble tea, but the vibes emanating from their cafe is just as good. Regardless of what time you head there, you’ll find it teeming with cliques discussing school problems, professionals catching up on industry gossip, and groups having a chill time together. If there’s one thing you’ll find in common with all the occupied tables are the tall glasses of roasted milk tea, which Presotea does an excellent job of making. Their flavours are on point and not too milky.

Presotea

Address: 614b 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B4, Canada

Website: Presotea

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am -11pm

7. Hi-Tea

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You’ll find Hi-Tea’s outlet inside Dragon City Mall on Centre Street. They serve some of the best bubble teas, slushes, coffees, and even a few well-portioned nibbles. You can have the bubble tea infused with slices of fresh fruit or simply powdered, depending on your preference. If you’re not a tea fan, you can try other drinks like their avocado milkshake or peach slush.

Hi-Tea

Address: 312 Centre St S, Calgary, AB T2G 2B8, Canada

Website: Hi-Tea

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 10pm

8. INCHA Tea House

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Posted by INCHA on Saturday, 21 September 2019

Bangin’ flavours, brilliant service, and a terrific assortment of drinks, this pretty much sums up how fantastic INCHA Tea House is. This cafe is a favourite among regulars who find the outlet very conveniently located – about a minute’s walk from the Chinook Centre - and the bubble tea flavours par excellence. You might find it slightly pricier than the usual bubble tea outlets, but the quality of the drinks more than make up for it.

INCHA Tea House

Address: 5809 Macleod Trail SW #103, Calgary, AB T2H 0J9, Canada

Website: INCHA Tea House

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

9. Happy Cup

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Posted by Happy Cup on Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Nestled in Calgary’s southwest side is Happy Cup, a brand that has taken the market by the storm with their amazingly flavoured bubble teas, sherbets, fresh fruit smoothies, and slushes. The smooth texture of their bubble tea makes each sip a heavenly one, while the zestiness of the fruit makes their slushes and smoothies a real respite on summer days. One drink that you really must try here is the pineapple mango bubble tea – every sip is stunning!

Happy Cup

Address: 2525 Woodview Dr SW #201, Calgary, AB T2W 4N4, Canada

Website: Happy Cup

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat: 10am - 8pm; Sun: 11:30am - 6pm

10. YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Posted by Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea - Alberta on Saturday, 14 September 2019

YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea has been a sensation ever since they opened their first outlet on Robson Street. They have since opened multiple branches across Calgary. They make their black sugar pearls in-house, which gives their bubble teas a flavour like no other. As for their fruit teas, they’re loaded - and we’re not kidding when we say loaded! Plus, you can customize the amount of sugar, ice, or fruit you’d like in your drink. Please note that all outlets of YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea follow the same business hours mentioned here.

YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Address: 117-11652 Sarcee Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3R 0A1, Canada

Website: YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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Calgary is crowned with skyscrapers and boasts plenty of theatres, galleries, and other places that you can visit. The city still retains its rustic charms, and while their atmosphere is very much reminiscent of the city’s former reputation as a frontier town, the modern-day skyline and all its attractions offer a sharp contrast. Try one of the best bubble teas in Calgary, Canada, and start discovering this city.

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