Interested in trying some new spots for bubble tea in Seattle? You're in luck: we've found the freshest businesses to fill the bill. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some bubble tea.
651 S. King St., International District
Taiwanese dessert chain Blackball Desserts is a spot to score bubble tea and shaved ice, along with Chinese and Japanese desserts.
According to the menu, which features more than 30 different bubble teas, the shop's most popular include the shaken iced tea with salted cream cheese, matcha latte and taro milk smoothie.
Dessert options on the menu feature organic Taiwanese aiyu grass jelly, Japanese Annin tofu, crushed ice, and hot and warm soups.
Blackball Desserts currently holds three stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp, indicating fair reviews.
Yelper Ting B., who reviewed Blackball Desserts on May 16, wrote, "This is one of my favorite dessert places now. It tastes healthy and delicious. I would definitely come back, and the atmosphere was good."
Brenda L. added, "I got the passion fruit green tea with boba, and it was just as tasty as their other location in Washington!"
Blackball Desserts is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.–midnight on weekends.
Blank Space Cafe
7214 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Green Lake
Blank Space Cafe is a spot to score bubble tea, desserts and macarons.
Guests can choose between 32 flavors of milk tea, like chai, chocolate, mango or pumpkin spice, and select their ideal sweetness level to form their hot or cold beverage.
In addition to flavored teas, there are slushies and smoothies on the menu.
In terms of sweet snacks, Blank Space Cafe offers a wide range of macarons, waffles and thick slices of toast that can be piled high with ice cream scoops, macarons and other sugary toppings, plus bite-sized chunks of candied toast.
Blank Space Cafe's current Yelp rating of 4.5 stars out of 13 reviews indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Cindy F., who reviewed Blank Space Cafe on April 29, wrote, "The bubble waffle is so good. Get the mochi!"
And Kristen B. noted, "They have a really nice menu selection, and I went with the peach slushy with boba. It was delicious and so refreshing."
Blank Space Cafe is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.
20 Oz Tea
1823 Eastlake Ave. E, Suite 160, Eastlake
20 Oz Tea serves bubble tea and more with a sustainable approach.
Here, bubble teas are made with or without milk and served with a paper straw. Visitors can try the milk-infused Earl Grey Mix Tea with black tea and bergamot oil, or opt for a premium drink like the Strawberry Matcha Milk Tea with strawberry puree and ceremonial-grade matcha.
With a 4.5-star rating out of 116 reviews on Yelp, 20 Oz Tea has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Ta H., who was one of the first users to visit 20 Oz Tea on May 16, wrote, "Five stars for taste, ambiance and just because they care for the environment. I love the paper straws."
Yelper Leah F. wrote, "The location is ideal and the inside is cute and modern. Has a simplistic approach with plants lined inside. The menu is awesome with so many unique options that it is hard to choose what to try."
20 Oz Tea is open from noon–8 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, noon–9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon–7 p.m. on Sunday.