9 bubble tea spots in Seattle to add to your bucket list

Feb 23 2021, 8:50 pm

Bubble tea spots have surely evolved over the years.

Nowadays, most stores sell multiple types of tea (and provide Instagrammable backdrops).

Here are nine bubble tea spots in and around Seattle that you need to visit.

20 Oz Tea


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From an adorable setting to perfectly chewy pearls, 20 Oz has it all. Take photos by their various Instagram-friendly accents, including an LED leaf light, a marble wall, and a black brick wall.

Location: 1823 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to 7 pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 8 pm
Phone: 206-712-6027

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There are many reasons to love Bobae, their name being the first. They support local farms by using Smith Brother Farm’s Milk in their shop and offer milk alternatives, as two out of three founders are lactose intolerant. Bobae also focuses on providing quality matcha as well as beans from local roasteries.

Location: 14015 NE Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm; Monday from 11 am to 8 pm
Phone: 425-888-9666


The Moo Bar


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The Moo Bar is one of our favorite eco-friendly bubble tea shops. Each week, they launch a new collection of reusable glass cups and plastic cartons. The shop also sells tasty bubble waffles, a perfect treat to go along with every tea.

Location: 2124 Westlake Avenue, Seattle
Hours: 12 to 8 pm on weekdays; 12 to 6 pm on weekends
Phone: 206-467-3191

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Over the Rainbow Tea Bar


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This is¬†the spot for bubble waffles. Take your pick of rainbow toppings, from gummy worms to every color M&Ms. The shop successfully provides happiness with its customizable drinks and theme of Japanese Yokochos — colorful and narrow alleyways.

Location: 3900 Factoria Boulevard Southeast, Suite H, Bellevue
Hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Phone: 425-641-2642

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Young Tea


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If you don’t need Instagrammable, and just want great tea, stop by Young Tea. Their bubble tea is the perfect amount of not-too-sweet, and they don’t play around with their classic flavors.

Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Location: 609 South Weller Street
Phone: 206-682-6688

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Hi Tea Cafe


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Find your fix of bubble tea at this lesser-known Capitol Hill spot. With simple recipes and all-white decor, you can’t go wrong. The spot also serves up plenty of bubble waffles topped with whipped cream and other sweet goodies.

Location: 202 Broadway East, Seattle
Hours: 11 am to 9 pm
Phone: 206-329-1756


Dreamy Drinks


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Seattle‚Äôs first bubble tea food truck serves the dreamiest drinks around. The truck is hard to miss, with a pastel wrap and unicorn graphic that is the perfect backdrop for your Instagram photo ‚ÄĒ because¬†you know¬†you‚Äôre going to take a photo of your drink for the ‚Äėgram.

Location: Location is available online monthly
Hours: Hours are available online monthly
Phone: 425-382-0706

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BobaLust Tea House


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The signature teas are where BobaLust stands out. Try their honey boba for an extra kick of sweetness. The joint even offers a secret menu, with new drinks featured on a special drink list that sticks around for one month.

Location: 1701 Dock Street, Tacoma
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12 to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 12 am

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Glow Tea


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Lightbulbs weren’t what came to mind when we thought of bubble tea, that is until Glow Tea came around. Catch the photogenic spot around the city at major festivals, as well as their permanent location at The Outlet Collection.

Location: 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn
Hours: 10 am to 9 pm
Phone: 415-694-1657

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