Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Listen up. Here’s our list of the top ten best places to get bubble tea in Dublin.
First thing’s first, what is bubble tea? Bubble tea is a unique beverage that originally came from Taiwan.
It is made by blending tea, milk, fruit, and fruit juices into a deliciously smooth and sugary drink. Chewy tapioca balls can be added if desired. These are the chewy ‘bubbles’ that sit at the bottom.
The wonderfully well-presented drinks go by many other names such as milk tea, pearl milk tea, tapioca milk tea, boba tea, or boba.
What started as a favourite drink in Asia has now become a trend in America, Australia, and the UK. The bubble tea revolution has even reached Ireland. So, keep reading for the top ten best places to get bubble tea in Dublin.
10. YumCha – bubble tea made affordable
We love YumCha for its ‘two large bubble teas for €8’ deal and its great choice of toppings, including caramel pudding. Thus, this cosy bubble tea room is a must-visit.
You will love the atmosphere that earned YumCha its place on our countdown of the top ten best places to get bubble tea in Dublin City Centre.
Address: 47 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 VK00, Ireland
9. Oh! My Street Food – refresh yourself, don’t stress yourself
If you’re rushing on your way to work, nothing can lift your spirits more than a cup of excellent bubble tea and a ‘jianbing’ (Chinese crepe) from Oh! My Street Food.
For a taste explosion of snacks and teas, this is the place.
Address: 4 Westmoreland St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 W951, Ireland
8. D2 Bubble Tea – known for the hot dogs
D2 Bubble Tea is an unforgettable pick on our list of the best places to get bubble tea in Dublin for two reasons: delicious bubble teas and hot dogs.
What might seem like a strange combination is actually a match made in heaven, perfect for when you’re feeling peckish around midday.
Address: 37 Aungier St, Dublin 2, D02 EV56, Ireland
7. Sweet House Bubble Tea – bubble tea made just for you
This bubble tea house on Capel Street in Dublin City Centre offers completely customizable drinks. So you can have your favourite bubble tea just the way you like it.
We love anything topped with chia seeds at Sweet House Bubble Tea. Keep an eye out for the daily discounts if you love a good bargain.
Address: 39 Abbey Street Upper, North City, Dublin 1, D01 FX00, Ireland
6. Aobaba – one of the best places to get bubble tea in Dublin
The team at Aobaba pride themselves on their wide selection of flavoured tapioca pearls, making your bubble tea just that extra bit special.
This bubble tea cafe is primarily a Vietnamese restaurant and worth a visit for the tasty Vietnamese menu alone.
Address: 46A Capel St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 P293, Ireland
5. Ea-Tea Bubble Tea Room – the pride of Parnell Street with student discount
Ea-Tea is a delightful coffee and bubble tea bar in the city centre. Here, alongside their range of bubble tea varieties, you will find yummy warm brews for cold weather and lots of different dishes from Malaysia and Korea.
For a healthier option, we recommend Ea-Tea’s signature black angel drink. It combines black sesame paste, purple rice, and milk or a dairy-free alternative.
Address: 159 Parnell St, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 T6V4, Ireland
4. Asia Market – for bubble tea and grocery shopping all in one place
A visit to Asia Market is a fun outing on its own, and bubble tea is just the icing on the cake. This spacious supermarket has everything you need to cook an authentic Asian meal as well as delicious snacks imported from abroad.
The bubble tea is, of course, sweet and tasty. Choose from a lengthy menu here or mix and match to create your own brew. We recommend Asia Market’s original bubble tea with caramel egg pudding!
Address: Asia Market Dublin, 18 Drury St, Dublin 2, D02 W017, Ireland
3. 18cTea – one of the best places to get bubble tea in Dublin
For tasty authentic bubble tea and welcoming staff, 18cTea is a good choice. This place has a huge selection of drinks at affordable prices.
You’ll notice that they always have a ‘special offer of the week’, whereby buying a certain drink gets you the second one for half price, so don’t forget to bring a friend.
Address: 27 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1, D01 E2A0, Ireland
2. ChewBrew – a treat for you
ChewBrew uses 100% freshly brewed tea, fresh fruit, and fresh milk to bring you a high-quality taste every time. What’s more, the menu is packed with a variety of amazing bubble teas.
There’s a refreshing fruit tea, classic milk tea, iced tea, dairy-free options, hot tea, and one-of-a-kind concoctions such as salted cheese tea or toffee popcorn bubble tea.
They have one location in the city centre. However, you can also find a second, smaller ChewBrew location at Dundrum Shopping Centre.
Address: 77 Aungier St, Dublin, D02 TF76, Ireland
Address: Town Square Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Co. Dublin, Ireland
1. Kakilang – for Asian street food and wonderful bubble tea
Kakilang is a very popular spot for getting bubble tea in Dublin, and for good reason, too.
At Kakilang, they keep things fresh by trying out new menu items and introducing specials with the changing seasons.
You also can’t go wrong with their yummy pastries and colourful cups of bubble tea. The three-hour slow-cooked brown sugar milk tea is to die for.
Address: 5 Bachelors Walk, North City, Dublin, D01 RT02, Ireland
Maneki Tea Talk: Located beside the Little Museum of Dublin, Maneki Tea Talk offers a huge range of drinks and an array of toppings.
Charap Bubble Tea and Cravings: Located close to the Ha’Penny Bridge, you can choose from a wide range of teas and bubble tea drinks in a variety of flavours.
Only Oriental Bakery and Tea: For Taiwanese street food and a special range of bubble tea drinks, we highly recommend visiting Only Oriental Bakery and Tea.
FAQs about bubble tea in Dublin
What is bubble tea?
Bubble tea is a Taiwanese tea-based drink that comes in various milk and fruit flavours, complete with edible toppings and coloured tapioca pearls.
Do they have boba in Ireland?
The bubble tea revolution has well and truly hit Ireland, with lots of boba shops popping up across the country.
Is it OK to drink bubble tea every day?
Bubble tea is a tasty treat. However, it is full of sugar and is not recommended to be consumed on a daily basis.