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Satisfy your desserts cravings with these 3 Irvine newcomers

If you've got desserts on the brain, you're in luck: We've found the freshest Irvine eateries to quell your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some desserts.

Hui Lau Shan

5365-M Alton Parkway, Woodbridge

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Hui Lau Shan is a spot to score desserts, juices and smoothies.

This new business offers mango-infused Hong Kong-style desserts. Try the chewy ball with pureed mango and a scoop of mango ice cream or the mango and coconut juice with aloe jelly, according to the Los Angeles Eater.

Hui Lau Shan currently holds four stars out of 54 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.

KimChi N. wrote, "It's a mango delight. We got the jumbo-sized pomelo and mango with sago, which can be shared between four people for an after-dinner dessert."

Yelper Florence H., added, "The mangoes are super fresh and the desserts are to die for."

Hui Lau Shan is open from 3 p.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Sunday. 


13238 Jamboree Road, Lower Peters Canyon

Photo: Amie i./Yelp

Spiritea is a tea room, offering bubble tea, desserts and more.

Spiritea provides fruit-infused teas made with pure cane sugar and natural ingredients, according to its website. On the menu, expect to see items like its specialty salted egg yolk cloud beverage or the dragonfruit lychee cloud tea. 

Spiritea's current Yelp rating of four stars out of 41 reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.

Yelper Leena N., who reviewed Spiritea on September 3, wrote, "I am a big fan of anything tea-based. They also have mousse cakes that pair really well with the drinks. I love their chocolate and matcha."

And Courtney P. added, "They're known for their cloud teas that are blended fruit slushes with creamy foam on the top. I tried their pomegranate fruit tea during California's heatwave. Refreshing, light and the perfect amount of sugar to complement the fruit flavors; I was immediately satisfied."

Spiritea is open from 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Drips Creamery

92 Corporate Park, Suite A, Business District

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Drips Creamery is a spot to score ice cream, frozen yogurt and more.

Drips Creamery specializes in build-your own rolled ice cream and cold-brewed drinks, according to its website. On the menu, look for coffee-flavored ice cream or the mint chocolate chip dessert topped with a waffle cookie. 

Yelp users are excited about Drips Creamery, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of 82 reviews on the site.

Sabrina B. noted, "So many delicious and creative flavors to try. Great hangout spot with fun card and board games to play. I had the milk tea ice cream with brown sugar syrup, mochi, waffle and boba. 

Yelper Devon J. wrote, "Friendly staff and cool place to hang out. It did seem a little pricey. However, the ingredients tasted higher in quality than average, especially compared to other rolled ice cream places. The ice cream base is nice, creamy and bit dense. One is definitely sharable."

Drips Creamery is open from noon–10 p.m. daily.

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