Not too long ago, it was impossible to find bubble tea in St. John’s. Luckily, three shops have opened up to fill our craving. Each one is located in it’s own corner of the city, so you’re never too far away from getting this delicious treat!
What is Bubble Tea?
It’s a delicious, tea-based drink originating from Taiwan. As for bubble tea in St. John’s, you’ll soon see it is common to be found alongside Japanese food. The “bubbles” are most commonly chewy balls of tapioca, though other options exist as well. Bubble tea can be served cold (even as a slush) or warm, so it’s a diverse drink that’s well suited to the 11 months of winter and 1 month of summer in Newfoundland.
Kuma Bento is in the food court at The Village Mall, meaning that there’s plenty of parking here compared to other options. Aside from their highly customizable bubble tea, Kuma Bento also offers several types of sushi and other Japanese food. This includes takoyaki (fried octopus balls), which is quite a rare find in Newfoundland.
Your downtown option for bubble tea in St. John’s, Sweet Tea is also the newest entrant. They opened in fall 2019 and are located right next to Sun Sushi. Better yet, the two businesses have a partnership – you can place your order right from Sun Sushi. Bubble tea and sushi are a great pairing!
A hit with the student population, MajesTea can be found in Churchill Square near the Memorial University of Newfoundland. They regularly change up their offerings, so make sure you check out their Facebook page for the latest! Or don’t, because no matter what they’re serving today, you’re sure to love it!
Looking for more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out our list of 5 must-try ice cream shops in Newfoundland.