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Bubble (Boba) Tea in Miami?

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Does anyone know where Bubble (Boba) Tea can be found in Miami? Miss Yip's is supposed to have it but it's not on their menu yet. Thanks for any help you can provide! Any where in South Florida would be fine if you know a place, I'm getting desprate!!!


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    s.m. koppelman

    Surely some dingy HK restaurant or Vietnamese noodle shop somewhere in Dade County has it by now, but as a Broward resident I don't know of any.

    In Broward, you now have a few choices:

    - In Pembroke Pines, Pepper's, the alien-to-South-Florida Taiwanese/Szechuan/etc. place at the SW corner of Palm and Pines. The restaurant is a marvel, their bubble tea less so as they make almost everything as slushies or with crushed ice. Me, I like ice cubes that can't make it up the straw, thanks. Others here have mentioned having it at Bamboo Garden III, another restaurant at the same intersection, and at a kiosk in a mall.

    - In North Broward, they've got it at Saigon City and the Pho Hoa franchise, both on 441 within a mile of Commercial, a great chow corridor with not one but two very good HK restaurants, a Chinese barbecue takeout and a prepared-foods shop (rice noodles, steam bread, mooncakes, fried dough for all your congee needs et al), a Trinidadian roti shop, Caribbean bakeries, etc. Bubble tea seems to be popping up at Vietnamese businesses in Broward so far, not Chinese ones, though you can get home bubble-tea kits and things like jars of precooked tapioca pearls in syrup at area Chinese groceries.

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    1. re: s.m. koppelman

      across the street from Peppers, Bamboo Garden III also serves Boba.

      1. re: rich

        hey there! what about boba in palm beach county? boca? west palm? im from gainesville too and i cant live without the boba! someone help!

        there is a new boba place in gainesville called BUBBLE TEA 88. its fantastic. on univ ave across from swamp and next to pita pit!

        mmmmm yummy!

        1. re: vanita

          5 Spice Asian restaurant on Yamato Road in Boca Raton has excellent bubble tea and excellent Chinatown style roasted meats.

      2. re: s.m. koppelman

        There is bubble tea inside pembroke lakes mall on pines blvd. at a stand called kool spot.

        1. re: s.m. koppelman

          Lan Pan Restaurant on S. Dixie Highway, by Target/Michaels/BestBuy sells the bubble tea. It is in front of the metro-rail Dadeland North station (next to Michaels).

        2. The only place that I know if in Miami is LAN Asian Cafe at Dadeland Station. It's located on the ground floor near the corner of US1 and Kendall Drive (SW 88th St.). The food isn't bad, but I go mainly for the bubble teas and juices.

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          1. re: Ed
            Big Bad Voodoo Lou

            I've gotten the Thai iced tea with pearls at LAN Asian Cafe. It was good, but they only have 4 or 5 different flavors. There was a fantastic boba tea place in my college town of Gainesville (north central FL) that I miss terribly.

            1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

              What was the name of the Boba place in Gainesville?

              1. re: eric
                Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                The boba tea place in Gainesville is called Bento, and it is near the Royal Park movie theater on Newberry Road, just east of SW 34th Street. (Keep in mind University Avenue turns into Newberry Road as you head east.) It is in the strip shopping center east of the movie theater, and near the Gators Dockside restaurant. The food at Bento isn't bad, but the selection of delicious boba drinks are what keep people going back. I recommend you go there AFTER your movies rather than before, as they sometimes take a while, and always have long lines.

                1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                  actually, 2 months ago a place called Bubble Tea 88 opened up in Gainesville, its in a shopping plaza off of University Ave near that Swamp restaurant... the people there are really nice =)

          2. I'm not sure if the tea I know of is what you're looking for, so you might call first. There is a new tea shop in the Galleria Mall on Sunrise in Ft. Lauderdale...called Teavana. I believe they have what you are looking for. There is also a place in the Sawgrass Mills Mall that has it...I don't know the name but I think the mall has a website that might have it. It is located at the end of the mall near Target Greatland.

            1. Did you go to Miss Yip's? I was under the impression that they were serving it already, please advise

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                downtown diva

                here i thought i was the only one looking for bubble tea in Miami! there's a whole post for it. i already know about Miss Yips - still don't have it as of 6/18/04. however, i just heard about a place called "Lo's" (sp?) across from the dadeland south metro station. going to check it out this weekend. still waiting for Miss Yips...

                1. There used to be a great little Boba shop in downtown Miami -- on NE 2nd avenue - -between 2nd and 3rd streets. The owner was a very nice guy -- but, he didn't get enough business (I'd often be the only one in the shop...). He closed.. hmm.. sometime in the fall of 2003. :(

                  You can get all the supplies you need to make your own Boba at the vietnamese grocery store on 163rd street, just a few blocks WEST of the Krispy Kreme -- it's at about NE 3rd avenue or so.

                  1. They have it at teavanna in the galleria mall off sunrise east. Also in broward there is a coffee shop in Riverfront next to Tarpon Bend that carries about 4-5 flavors. I was just there in Novemeber 2005.

                    1. They have it at teavanna in the galleria mall off sunrise east. Also in broward there is a coffee shop in Riverfront next to Tarpon Bend that carries about 4-5 flavors. I was just there in Novemeber 2005.

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                      1. re: ali

                        they have boba at the teavanna tea place in the aventura mall next to the food court. and does anyknow if that place in riverfront still carries boba as of today 4/24/06?

                      2. Does anyone know of boba/bubble/pearl tea in the North Miami area??? i can't seem to find it anywhere in this area. Thanks!!

                        1. If you haven't found it already. Tapioca LE is in an unassuming strip mall on the north side of 167th st. between
                          ne 6th ave and n miami ave. Delicious pork sandwiches too!!

                          they have like 31 flavors of bubblea jelly and tapioca options and all kinds of wonderful drinks in their refrigerator!

                          I go to this place once or twice a week now. Delicious!!

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                          1. re: tocino

                            I think I need to go over there! The Green Papaya on 67th ave, just north of Miami Lakes has bobas. I have tried the avocado, taro, red bean -- all good, but I like the green tea boba the best. Prob one million calories in each. But, 31 flavors...pork sandwiches...I have to take a ride over there and check it out.

                          2. There's a boba place called Lollicup in Miami. The address is 1689 SW 107th Ave and the number's 305-223-1002. The owners are very nice.

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                            1. re: bobafan

                              Ah, Lollicup finally made it to Miami! That's right near the FIU campus, which is a good location. We have two in Orlando and they are fantastic -- I've heard the one in Gainesville does bang-up business as well.

                            2. Wow, i hope this Lollicup is the same as the chain in San Diego. One of my favorite boba places! i'll have to check it out!

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                              1. re: squirtlesquad

                                Should I give Lollicup a second chance? Is Lollicup supposed to be good? I went this weekend, got a strawberry lychee drink and only drank about 1/4 before I threw it out. Tasted bland, like if they used powdered drink flavor. I usually get my bubble tea from Lan. They use actually fruit (yes, its canned or frozen, but its better then powder). Also anyone know if Théine has bubble tea too? I found them listed on a tea website, and it says they do bubble tea.

                                Lollicup Coffee & Tea
                                1689 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL 33165

                                Lan Pan Asian Cafe
                                8332 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33143

                                119 Madeira Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

                                1. re: Auger

                                  I believe some of their drinks are indeed powdered, while others are from frozen and even fresh fruit.

                                  1. re: Auger

                                    I've found that just getting pure tea drinks isn't worth it at Lollicup. You're basically getting cool aid with candy floating around in it. Next time, get a smoothy instead. That way, you actually get fruit in your drink. My favorite is their AvoCoconut smoothie. Avocado and coconut isn't a combination that I would think of, but it's tasty!

                                    Speaking of Lollicup, I just got word the other day that the Downtown Orlando location (here: http://watch-me-eat.blogspot.com/2008...) has closed up. I haven't been through the area yet, so is there any truth to this?

                                2. There is A new Bubble tea cafe "the Cyber cafe" in hollywood's Young circle( on the east side corner of US1 and young circle.. They have the pearls and the jelly and 20 flavors to choose. its a cool little coffe shop..its the only 1 i know of in hollywood,fl...Does anyone know any other bubble tea shops n Hollywood??

                                  1. I travel often and after a while and it seems like it's always hard to find good places for bubble tea wherever I go. So a friend of mine got me a great present for Christmas ... a bubble tea kit that I can make on my own whenever I want. Very thoughtful! I think she got it from http://www.bobateadirect.com or there are also other places online too, I believe. I love this stuff!

                                    1. I saw a sign for bubble tea in front of Bayside in downtown Miami. I didn't check it out though to confirm if the vendor was actually selling bubble tea.

                                      1. I know this is an old post but here is a cafe that has bubble tea:
                                        m+h Cafe
                                        2200 Glades Rd
                                        Boca Raton, FL

                                        This location in Davie opened up recently..it's GREAT because it's right by where I live. It's basically on University and Nova (by bcc, nova, fau..) and their bubble tea is AMAZING!
                                        m+h Cafe
                                        2875 S. University Dr
                                        Davie, FL 33314

                                        1. Hey all, there's a new Bubble Tea place opening in North Miami Beach called Bubbles 'n Ice it's in the Hiro and Outback plaza, on 163rd St, it looks very good!!!! They have over thirty flavors of bubble tea, and 60 flavors of italian ice, so they make original bubble tea recipes with the italian ice flavors! I've heard good things about this place and I'm dying to try it! I think it opens next week, I'll let you know if it's good ;)

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                                          1. re: miriwiris

                                            Please do keep us posted.. If it's any good, I'd love to grab a bubble tea whilst I'm (briefly) over :)

                                          2. Bubbles 'n Ice just opened. I visited and they are the BEST bubble tea I have ever had!!!
                                            The address is 3061 NE 163rd St. North Miami Beach, FL 33160.
                                            They are open every day from 11.00 until 10.00! The webpage is www.bubblesnice.com it is definitely worth the visit!!!!

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                                            1. re: Yalk33

                                              there is also a great new restuarant in hollywood , florida called TAPIOCA located at 136 SR 7, Hollywood, Fl 33024

                                              1. re: theinformer

                                                Hmm, isn't that the bánh mì shop in the plaza next to Thai-an supermarket? I went there over a year ago, but I'm pretty sure they've since closed. Do I have the wrong place in mind?

                                                1. re: Semprini

                                                  The place is open, but I'd argue on the great part....

                                                  1. re: johnmlinn

                                                    I'm sorry but SHING WANG 237 NE 167th St. North Miami Beach is still the best for boba tea in South Florida. And now they have Banh Mi!!! OMG! These Vietnamese sandwiches are awesome! Try the BBQ Pork!

                                            2. I LOVE the place inside the Farmers Market in hollywood, its really good. they dont have that much flavors but all the ones they do have are awesome. They dont use the bubbles though, they use jelly. The aloe vera jelly with the Taro is a must!!!! Bubbles'n'ice is not that great. the taste was very plain. Tapicoa was a disappointment. Thats not real bubble tea. And their sandwich was not good for the price they charged me for. Boba Tea Bar in pembroke lakes mall is good too but MUST go to the one inside the yellow green farmers maket

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                                              1. re: Leslie Nova

                                                Did you try the new creamy Bubble Teas at Bubbles 'n Ice? They're much better than the old ones... I've had the walnut green tea, I love it! And they're pineapple is also very good. I don't think they sell any sandwiches, by the way.