Burnaby’s “Bubble Tea Way”

By Brittany Tiplady

It goes without saying that Burnaby is the epi-center for Bubble Tea lovers. With bubble tea restaurants and cafes a plenty, the local options are endless, and can be somewhat overwhelming. Here are some choice stops on Burnaby’s “Bubble Tea Way,” a summation of local hot spots serving the popular beverage. 

Bubble World-Burnaby
4300 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 1Z5
11 am-2 am 

This sought after location, often appeals to late-night crowd, serving both sweet and savory dishes and beverages.

Bubble World’s strawberry mango slush with pearls

Pearl Castle Café
4429 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A1
11 am-12 am 

Tucked away in Old Orchard Shopping Centre, Pearl Castle is an unassuming and quaint spot, specializing in Taiwanese tea and offering over 100 flavours of specialty beverages.

Pearl Castle’s mango slush (no pearls)

Crystal Mall
4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
9 am-9 pm

Crystal Mall is a wealth of great bubble tea spots. We suggest TMix (unit 1696), Tea Plus (unit 21220, Café Eggstatic (unit 1021), and ComeBuy (unit 1610). 

Cattle Café
4877 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4T2
11 am- 12 am 

This is a bustling restaurant with a large menu including hot pot dishes, bubble teas, curries, and noodles.

Cattle Café’s strawberry mango slush with pearls

Metropolis at Metrotown
4710 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4J5
10 am- 9 pm
When you’re shopping at Metropolis at Metrotown and need a bubble fix, try Big Orange or Desert Dynasty. 

Ki Tea House Café
Royal Oak Ave #105, Burnaby, BC V5J
9 am – 10 pm 

Conveniently re-located next to Royal Oak station, Ki Tea House Café is a student-friendly South Burnaby nook, offering snacks, bubble teas, and Parallel 49 coffee.

Ki Tea House Café’s “Galaxy House Drink”

The One Restaurant
5908 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5J 1H2
11:30 am- 1 am 

A coveted, spacious, busy spot along Kingsway, serving mile-high bubble teas, and Taiwanese cuisine, catering to young night owls, families, and everyone in between.

The One’s Japanese green tea slush with pearls