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May 13, 2011 02:00 PM

CBS 2 Best Boba In Los Angeles Listing

CBS 2 listed the best boba in L.A. as follows:

Tea Station
Hwa Sun Ji (Koreatown)
85°C Café (Irvine)
Four Leaf (J-Town)
Boba Loca
Infuzion Cafe (Santa Monica)
Boba Truck
Cha For Tea

Unlike ABC 7 Eyewitness News' top Chinese restaurant listing they got things pretty good. Of course WP24 and Mr. Chow don't serve boba. They did have one screw-up though. The address they gave for 85°C Café, even though described correctly as being in Irvine, was the address of the place in San Gabriel that tried to rip off the 85°C name before the real thing opened up in Irvine.

Infuzion Cafe
1149 3rd St Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Boba Loca
3277 Grand Ave Ste J, Chino Hills, CA 91709

Mr. Chow
344 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Boba Cafe
1223 University Ave Ste 110, Riverside, CA 92507

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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    1. I've only been to 2 of these, so I'm not in the know, but judging by the lines, I would have thought Half & Half deserved some kind of mention. I don't really get what's so great about it, but I hear the lines can get up to an hour long.

      1. Tea Station as No. 1?

        That's sort of a copout, kind of like annointing McDonald's as best burger. Popular does not necessarily make for "best".

        That said, it's a pretty good list.

        Best Boba I've ever had in SGV (hardly ever get to K-Town for boba) is at Tenju Tea House, locations in Temple City and Hacienda Heights.

        Tenju Tea House
        5817 Rosemead Blvd, Temple City, CA 91780

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            CBS may own, but they're not exactly the Michelin guide to boba.

            1. re: J.L.

              They're not even the Michelin guide to news.

          2. For a while I got quite addicted to the boba from Infuzion. I can't claim to being a discerning connoisseur though; it wasa very pleasant cafe to sneak away to when I worked in the neighborhood. My impression of boba is that there is standard boba and substandard boba. It doesn't seem to have much room at the top for greatness. Am I wrong? What would the superlatives be?

            Infuzion Cafe
            1149 3rd St Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90403