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10 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Markham

10 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Markham

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With such a large Asian population of Markham, it’s of course the best place to grab bubble tea in the GTA.

There are so many different bubble tea shops to choose from, whether you’re looking for milk teas or fruit teas!

These are some of the best bubble tea shops to visit in Markham, Ontario.

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Best bubble tea spots in Markham


Bubble tea from Chatime in Downtown Markham

Chatime

Chatime is definitely one of the most popular bubble tea spots in the GTA, and I was absolutely obsessed when they first opened in Toronto while I was in university.

It’s actually the largest tea franchise in the world, and they’re based out of Taiwan!

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The Chatime Signature Milk Tea is my go-to drink, but I also love their Thai Iced Tea.

You’ll also find delicious pastries and baked goods from Bake Code, a Euro-Asian bakery franchise owned by the same company behind Chatime!

LOCATION: Various locations


The Alley bubble tea shop in North York, Toronto

The Alley

The Alley is another global bubble tea franchise, and they’re known for their delicious brown sugar pearls and Instagrammable drinks.

Their shops are super Instagram-worthy as well!

The Aurora Series drinks are pretty gradient fruit teas in glass bottles, and the Brown Sugar Deerioca is my fave drink.

They have a ton of locations across the GTA, including two in Markham.

LOCATION: Various locations


Machi Machi

Machi Machi’s aesthetic is absolutely adorable, and their drinks are v pretty as well.

Some of their drinks even come in cute little bottled containers!

They’ve got some pretty unique drinks, like their Fresh Strawberry Latte with Panna Cotta (made with real strawberries)!

LOCATION: 3985 Hwy 7 E Suite 105, Markham, ON


Comebuy Original Bubble Milk Tea and Neptune Milk Tea from Comebuy in Downtown Markham

Comebuy

This Taiwanese brand uses an espresso machine to brew their teas to order, and you can choose from classic milk teas, lattes, and more.

Their Neptune Green Tea is deliciously sweet, and the Comebuy Original Bubble Milk Tea is amazing as well – it comes with tapioca and crystal jelly!

They’ve also got a location in North York by Yonge & Sheppard.

LOCATION: 8110 Birchmount Rd #4, Markham, ON


Gong Cha bubble tea in Calgary, Alberta

Gong Cha

Gong Cha is a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise with over 1,000 stores worldwide, and they’ve got a location at New Kennedy Square in Markham.

I actually tried it for the first time while in Hong Kong several years ago, though they were already in the GTA at that time!

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LOCATION: 8380 Kennedy Rd Unit #C7, Unionville, ON


Okinawa milk tea from Yang Teashop in front of Toronto's Osgoode Hall building

Yang Teashop

Yang Teashop is all about the tea, and you can get everything from steeped tea, to tea lattes (made with organic milk), to milk teas!

They import tea leaves and brown sugar from Taiwan, and they make their own tapioca using the brown sugar.

Their Markham location is right by Woodbine & Highway 7, and it’s got gorgeous minimal and industrial vibes.

You can also find them downtown near Bay & Dundas and in North York near Yonge & Finch!

LOCATION: 8570 Woodbine Ave D3, Markham, ON


Mango Pomelo Taro Ball from M Chá Bar in Markham, Ontario

M Chá Bar

We actually discovered M Chá Bar when we went to Night It Up! in Downtown Markham, and we absolutely loved their Mango Pomelo Taro Ball.

They’ve got a lot of unique drinks on their menu, like their Soybean Creama Milk Tea and Strawberry Cheesecake Créme Brûlée!

Their fruit teas are made with fresh fruit and no artificial flavours or additives, and they use local organic milk in their dairy drinks.

Their toppings are also handcrafted, which is probably why they taste so dang good!

LOCATION: 3621 Highway 7 Unit 122, Markham, ON


CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

CoCo is a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise that’s been around for over two decades, and they’ve got 4,000 stores worldwide (with 40 stores here in Ontario)!

My go-to order is always the Red Bean Matcha Milk Tea – it’s so dang delicious.

They’ve got 4 locations you can visit in Markham!

LOCATION: Various locations


Fresh Taro Pearl Fresh Milk from Cuppa Tea, a Hong Kong-style café and bubble tea spot in Toronto

Cuppa Tea

I actually discovered Cuppa Tea for their HK coffee milk tea, and I had no idea they even had bubble tea.

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They serve up Hong Kong-style drinks and desserts like HK milk tea (dong lai cha), egg waffles (gai dan zhai), and pineapple buns (bolo bao).

I die for their Fresh Taro Pearl Fresh Milk (with mashed taro!) and Amber Pearl Fresh Milk.

Their milk tea is made without artificial flavours or powders, and it’s made completely from scratch!

You can find their Markham location at Langham Square.

They’re actually based out of Hong Kong, and they’ve been around since 1952!

LOCATION: 28 South Unionville Ave #1036, Markham, ON


Presotea

This Taiwanese franchise teahouse is all about bubble tea, fruit tea, and slushes, and they brew their tea using high-end espresso machines!

The Hokkaido Milk Tea is usually my go-to drink here, but I always love trying the seasonal drinks as well.

Presotea has locations across the GTA and Canada, with two in Markham!

LOCATION: Various locations


Ten Ren's Tea, Richmond Hill

Ten Ren’s Tea

Perhaps one of the oldest bubble tea shops out of this entire list (founded in Taiwan in the 1950s), Ten Ren’s has been in the GTA for quite a long time.

They’ve got a tea shop inside Markville Mall, or a restaurant at McCowan & Bur Oak where you can get tea-flavoured food items alongside your bubble tea!

They’ve also got two restaurant locations in Richmond Hill, and you can even buy their teas in-store to take home with you.

LOCATION: Various locations


Best bubble tea spots in Markham:

  1. Chatime
  2. The Alley
  3. Machi Machi
  4. Comebuy
  5. Gong Cha
  6. Yang Teashop
  7. M Chá Bar
  8. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
  9. Cuppa Tea
  10. Presotea
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These were some of the best bubble tea spots in Markham to visit!

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