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13 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Toronto

13 Best Bubble Tea Spots in Toronto

Searching for the best bubble tea spots in Toronto to visit?

There are always new and amazing bubble tea spots popping up around the city, including international chains and locally-owned small businesses.

I always love hitting up new bubble tea spots in Toronto and trying out their latest tea inventions!

I’m definitely much more of a milk tea person than a fruit tea person, but I’m still always down to try something new.

Here are some of the best bubble tea spots to visit in Toronto!

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Best bubble tea spots in Toronto


Signature Milk Tea from Chatime Richmond Hill

Chatime

When Chatime first popped up in Toronto, I think I drank it almost every single day that summer.

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 – you can’t go wrong with it.

Though I am a big fan of their Thai Iced Tea as well!

They have plenty of locations all across the GTA, including in Markham and Richmond Hill.

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 brown sugar pearls and Instagrammable drinks.

Their shops are as aesthetic as their drinks, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for indoor Instagram spots in Toronto.

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

They have several locations downtown, as well as some in the GTA.

LOCATION: Various locations


Brown sugar pearl fresh milk from Xing Fu Tang bubble tea spot in Toronto

Xing Fu Tang

I absolutely adore the Signature Brown Sugar Pearl Milk from Xing Fu Tang.

When you go in-store, you can see the fresh and handmade brown sugar pearls in a giant metal bowl!

They import a lot of their main ingredients from Taiwan, and they make their drinks using the same formula they’ve been using for decades.

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.

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!

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They’ve quickly become one of my fave bubble tea spots in Toronto, and they’ve got several locations across the GTA.

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

LOCATION: Various locations


CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

CoCo is another awesome Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, and they’ve been around for just over two decades.

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.

LOCATION: Various locations


Gong Cha bubble tea in Calgary, Alberta

Gong Cha

Gong Cha is also a Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, and they’ve got over 1,000 stores worldwide.

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

Most of their locations are in the GTA, but they do have 2 locations downtown.

LOCATION: Various locations


Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea from Sharetea, a bubble tea shop in Toronto

Sharetea

Sharetea is yet another Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, and they ship their ingredients directly from Taiwan.

They’ve been around for almost 30 years, and they have 300 locations worldwide.

The Hokkaido Pearl Milk Tea and Matcha Red Bean Milk Tea are my fave things to order at Sharetea!

Their locations are at the Harbourfront, in North York, and in Scarborough.

LOCATION: Various locations


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.

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You can find them downtown near Bay & Dundas, in North York near Yonge & Finch, or in Markham.

LOCATION: Various locations


Presotea bubble tea

Presotea

This Taiwanese franchise teahouse is all about bubble tea, fruit tea, and slushes.

They brew tea using high-end espresso machines, which is really unique!

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

Presotea has locations across the GTA and Canada, and their only downtown location is at Yonge & Dundas!

LOCATION: 327 Yonge St, Unit 118, Toronto, ON


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iHalo Krunch

You probably know of iHalo Krunch for their charcoal soft serve ice cream, but they also have bubble tea now!

Their flagship location is at Trinity Bellwoods, but their newest High Park location has bubble tea, ice cream cakes, and ice cream pints available!

They actually use their ice cream in their bubble tea, which is really cool!

LOCATION: Various locations


Royaltea bubble tea in Toronto, Ontario

Royaltea

Royaltea is known for their adorable bear and lightbulb bottles, which are of course perfect for your Instagram feed.

Most of their locations are in the GTA, with one location downtown in Chinatown.

They even have a location inside Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill!

LOCATION: Various locations


Bubble tea from Kung Fu Tea in Toronto

Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea is another great Taiwanese bubble tea franchise, and they source their ingredients from Taiwan.

They’ve got plenty of locations around the GTA, with a bunch downtown, including in Chinatown!

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, Ten Ren’s has been in Toronto for a long time.

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They were founded in Taiwan in the 1950s, and they’ve been around ever since!

They also have restaurants in Toronto, where you can get tea-flavoured food items alongside your bubble tea.

You can also buy their teas in-store to take home with you!

Most of their locations are in the GTA, with one location downtown.

LOCATION: Various locations


Best bubble tea spots in Toronto:

  1. Chatime
  2. The Alley
  3. Xing Fu Tang
  4. Cuppa Tea
  5. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
  6. Sharetea
  7. Gong Cha
  8. Yang Teashop
  9. Presotea
  10. iHalo Krunch
  11. Royaltea
  12. Kung Fu Tea
  13. Ten Ren’s Tea

These were some of the best bubble tea spots to visit in Toronto!

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